2004–05 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
2004–05 season
Chairman England Jim McCahill
Manager England Micky Adams (until 11 October)
Scotland Craig Levein (from 29 October)
Stadium Walkers Stadium
Football League Championship 15th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Connolly (13)
Average home league attendance 24,137

During the 2004–05 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Leicester City was expecting to make a chance for an immediate return to the FA Premier League following relegation the previous season, but got off to a poor to indifferent start to the season, seeing them drawing too many games and prompting Micky Adams to resign in October despite claims by the club that they wanted him to continue.[1] He was replaced by Hearts' Craig Levein,[2] but he couldn't inspire Leicester to improve and the club finished the season in a disappointing 15th place.

Kit[edit]

Leicester retained the previous season's kit, manufactured by French company Le Coq Sportif and sponsored by Narborough-based bank Alliance & Leicester.[3]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94
P 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
  3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85
  4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
  5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
P 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
  7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
  8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
  9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
  10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
  11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 -4 62
  12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 -2 61
  13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 -1 60
  14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 -3 60
  15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
  16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 -3 54
  17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 -12 53
  18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 -7 52
  19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 -12 52
  20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 -25 51
  21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 -20 50
R 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 -21 50
R 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 -24 44
R 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 -34 29

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 West Ham United H 0-0 30,231
11 August 2004 Derby County A 2-1 26,650 Nalis, Benjamin
14 August 2004 Millwall A 0-2 11,754
21 August 2004 Watford H 0-1 22,478
28 August 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 27,550 Scowcroft
30 August 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-1 22,263
11 September 2004 Rotherham United A 2-0 6,272 Nalis, Dublin
14 September 2004 Sheffield United H 3-2 23,422 Scowcroft, Dabizas, Wilcox
18 September 2004 Burnley H 0-0 22,495
25 September 2004 Queens Park Rangers A 2-3 15,535 Scowcroft, Connolly
28 September 2004 Gillingham A 2-0 6,089 Heath, Dublin
2 October 2004 Preston North End H 1-1 21,249 Benjamin
16 October 2004 Coventry City A 1-1 18,054 Dublin
19 October 2004 Ipswich Town H 2-2 22,497 Connolly, Heath
23 October 2004 Stoke City H 1-1 22,882 Halls (own goal)
30 October 2004 Cardiff City A 0-0 13,759
2 November 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 2-2 6,849 Nalis, Guðjónsson
8 November 2004 Coventry City H 3-0 22,479 Nalis, Tiatto, Heath
13 November 2004 Sunderland H 0-1 25,897
20 November 2004 Wigan Athletic A 0-0 10,924
27 November 2004 Plymouth Argyle H 2-1 23,799 Scowcroft, Dublin
4 December 2004 Leeds United A 2-0 27,384 Nalis, Kelly (own goal)
11 December 2004 Reading H 0-2 24,068
17 December 2004 Nottingham Forest A 1-1 21,415 Connolly
26 December 2004 Rotherham United H 0-1 27,014
28 December 2004 Sheffield United A 0-2 22,100
3 January 2005 Queens Park Rangers H 1-0 23,754 Connolly (pen)
15 January 2005 Preston North End A 1-1 12,677 Connolly
22 January 2005 Gillingham H 2-0 23,457 Connolly, Nosworthy (own goal)
5 February 2005 Crewe Alexandra H 1-1 27,011 Gillespie
12 February 2005 Ipswich Town A 1-2 27,392 Stewart
22 February 2005 Stoke City A 2-3 14,076 Williams, Guðjónsson
26 February 2005 Reading A 0-0 14,651
5 March 2005 Nottingham Forest H 0-1 27,277
8 March 2005 Burnley A 0-0 10,933
15 March 2005 Watford A 2-2 11,084 Connolly, Hughes
18 March 2005 West Ham United A 2-2 22,031 Connolly (pen), Gillespie
2 April 2005 Millwall H 3-1 22,338 Stearman, Connolly (pen), De Vries
5 April 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-1 22,950 Maybury
9 April 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1-1 6,638 Connolly (pen)
16 April 2005 Wigan Athletic H 0-2 23,894
19 April 2005 Cardiff City H 1-1 21,336 Connolly
23 April 2005 Sunderland A 1-2 34,815 Maybury
26 April 2005 Derby County H 1-0 25,762 Connolly
1 May 2005 Leeds United H 2-0 26,593 Dublin, Connolly
8 May 2005 Plymouth Argyle A 0-0 19,199

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2005 Blackpool H 2-2 16,750 Williams, Edwards (own goal)
R3R 15 January 2005 Blackpool A 1-0 6,938 Guðjónsson
R4 29 January 2005 Reading A 2-1 14,825 Williams, Scowcroft
R5 19 February 2005 Charlton Athletic A 2-1 23,719 Dabizas, Dublin
QF 13 March 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 0-1 22,113

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 4 October 2004 Preston North End H 2-3 6,751 Guðjónsson (pen), Blake

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Ian Walker
2 Scotland DF Peter Canero
3 Australia DF Danny Tiatto
4 Greece DF Nikos Dabizas
5 Scotland MF Stephen Hughes
6 England DF Matt Heath
7 Northern Ireland MF Keith Gillespie
8 France MF Lilian Nalis
9 England FW Dion Dublin
10 England FW James Scowcroft
11 England MF Jordan Stewart
12 England FW Stefan Moore (on loan from Aston Villa)
14 England DF Darren Kenton (on loan from Southampton)
15 Scotland MF Scot Gemmill
16 Scotland MF Gareth Williams
No. Position Player
17 England DF Richard Stearman
19 Republic of Ireland FW David Connolly
20 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy (from March)
21 England MF Jason Wilcox
22 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson
23 England MF Tommy Wright
24 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Maybury
25 Wales FW Nathan Blake
26 Suriname FW Mark de Vries
27 England MF Lee Morris
28 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Dawson
29 England DF Alan Sheehan
30 Republic of Ireland GK Conrad Logan
33 Canada GK Lars Hirschfeld

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 England DF Martin Keown (to Reading)
12 England DF Chris Makin (to Derby County)
13 England GK Stuart Taylor (on loan from Arsenal)
14 Scotland MF Kevin Harper (on loan from Portsmouth)
No. Position Player
18 Scotland DF Matt Elliott (retired)
20 Jamaica FW Trevor Benjamin (to Northampton)
36 England GK Kevin Pressman (to Leeds United)
Wales MF Paul Ashton (to Grimsby Town)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]