2005–06 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
2005–06 season
Chairman Jim McCahill
Manager Craig Levein (until 25 January)
Rob Kelly (from 25 January)
Stadium Walkers Stadium
Championship 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Hume (9)
All: Hume/Guðjónsson/De Vries (9)
Average home league attendance 22,234

During the 2005–06 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, Leicester's dismal form continued which saw some fans call for Levein's resignation as the team were near the bottom of the table after ten matches, and fell into the relegation zone in January, ultimately leading to his sacking on Wednesday 25 January 2006,[1] despite a 3–2 FA Cup win over Premiership club Tottenham just 17 days earlier.[2]

After winning three out of four games as caretaker manager and moving the club five places up the league, Rob Kelly was appointed to see out the rest of the season.[3] Kelly steered Leicester to safety and in April 2006 was given the manager's job on a permanent basis.[4] Jim McCahill retired as chairman on 1 June 2006 and was replaced by Andrew Taylor.

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Reading 46 31 13 2 99 32 +67 106
P 2 Sheffield United 46 26 12 8 76 46 +30 90
P 3 Watford 46 22 15 9 77 53 +24 81
  4 Preston North End 46 20 20 6 59 30 +29 80
  5 Leeds United 46 21 15 10 57 38 +19 78
  6 Crystal Palace 46 21 12 13 67 48 +19 75
  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 19 11 50 42 +8 67
  8 Coventry City 46 16 15 15 62 65 −3 63
  9 Norwich City 46 18 8 20 56 65 −9 62
  10 Luton Town 46 17 10 19 66 67 −1 61
  11 Cardiff City 46 16 12 18 58 59 −1 60
  12 Southampton 46 13 19 14 49 50 −1 58
  13 Stoke City 46 17 7 22 54 63 −9 58
  14 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 17 16 39 46 −7 56
  15 Ipswich Town 46 14 14 18 53 66 −13 56
  16 Leicester City 46 13 15 18 51 59 −8 54
  17 Burnley 46 14 12 20 46 54 −8 54
  18 Hull City 46 12 16 18 49 55 −6 52
  19 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 13 20 39 52 −13 52
  20 Derby County 46 10 20 16 53 67 −14 50
  21 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 14 20 50 65 −15 50
R 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 15 22 57 86 −29 42
R 23 Millwall 46 8 16 22 35 62 −27 40
R 24 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 17 22 39 71 −32 38

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[5]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 August 2005 Sheffield United A 1-4 18,224 Connolly
9 August 2005 Stoke City H 4-2 20,519 De Vries, Connolly (3)
13 August 2005 Ipswich Town H 0-0 21,879
20 August 2005 Crewe Alexandra A 2-2 7,053 Tiatto, Guðjónsson (pen)
27 August 2005 Luton Town H 0-2 22,048
29 August 2005 Hull City A 1-1 20,192 McCarthy
10 September 2005 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-0 22,618 De Vries (2)
13 September 2005 Cardiff City A 0-1 9,196
17 September 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-0 24,726
24 September 2005 Queens Park Rangers H 1-2 20,148 Hammond
27 September 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-0 20,296
1 October 2005 Derby County A 1-1 25,044 Hume
15 October 2005 Watford A 2-1 16,224 De Vries, Kisnorbo
18 October 2005 Burnley H 0-1 23,326
23 October 2005 Coventry City H 2-1 22,991 De Vries (2)
29 October 2005 Preston North End A 0-0 13,904
5 November 2005 Southampton H 0-0 21,318
19 November 2005 Burnley A 0-1 12,592
22 November 2005 Watford H 2-2 18,856 Guðjónsson (2, 1 pen)
26 November 2005 Sheffield United H 4-2 22,382 Hume (2), Smith, Hammond
3 December 2005 Leeds United A 1-2 21,402 Guðjónsson (pen)
9 December 2005 Stoke City A 2-3 11,129 Guðjónsson, Hammond
17 December 2005 Crewe Alexandra H 1-1 24,873 Hume
26 December 2005 Millwall H 1-1 22,520 Guðjónsson (pen)
28 December 2005 Reading A 0-2 22,061
31 December 2005 Norwich City H 0-1 21,072
2 January 2006 Crystal Palace A 0-2 20,089
14 January 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 25,398 Stearman
21 January 2006 Cardiff City H 1-2 20,140 Fryatt
24 January 2006 Plymouth Argyle A 0-1 12,591
31 January 2006 Queens Park Rangers A 3-2 11,785 Fryatt, Stearman, Hughes
4 February 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-0 21,385 Fryatt
11 February 2006 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2-1 7,187 McCarthy, Hume
14 February 2006 Derby County H 2-2 23,246 Hume, Maybury
18 February 2006 Leeds United H 1-1 25,497 Hume
25 February 2006 Ipswich Town A 0-2 24,861
4 March 2006 Hull City H 3-2 22,835 Hume, Guðjónsson (2)
11 March 2006 Luton Town A 2-1 9,783 Fryatt, O'Grady
18 March 2006 Millwall A 1-0 10,523 Hughes
25 March 2006 Reading H 1-1 25,578 Hume
1 April 2006 Norwich City A 1-2 24,718 Williams
7 April 2006 Crystal Palace H 2-0 23,211 Welsh, Hughes
15 April 2006 Preston North End H 1-2 21,865 Fryatt
17 April 2006 Coventry City A 1-1 26,672 Stearman
22 April 2006 Plymouth Argyle H 1-0 22,796 Fryatt
30 April 2006 Southampton A 0-2 26,801

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2006 Tottenham Hotspur H 3-2 19,844 Hammond, Hughes, De Vries
R4 28 January 2006 Southampton H 0-1 20,427

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 23 August 2005 Bury A 3-0 2,759 Hamill, Stearman, Guðjónsson (pen)
R2 20 September 2005 Blackpool H 2-1 7,386 De Vries (2)
R3 26 October 2005 Cardiff City A 1-0 8,727 Johansson
R4 30 November 2005 Bolton Wanderers A 1-2 13,067 Williams

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Rab Douglas
2 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Maybury
3 Australia DF Patrick Kisnorbo
4 Scotland MF Stephen Hughes
5 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy
6 Scotland MF Gareth Williams
7 Guinea MF Mohammed Sylla
8 Canada FW Iain Hume
9 Brazil FW Yoao Alverson
11 Australia DF Danny Tiatto
12 England FW Matty Fryatt
13 Australia GK Paul Henderson
14 England DF Rufus Brevett (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)
15 Sweden DF Nils-Eric Johansson
16 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson
No. Position Player
17 England DF Richard Stearman
18 Ghana FW Elvis Hammond
22 England DF Alan Sheehan
23 Scotland MF Joe Hamill
24 Sweden DF Patrik Gerrbrand
25 Scotland MF Andy Welsh (on loan from Sunderland)
26 England FW Chris O'Grady
27 Republic of Ireland GK Conrad Logan
28 England FW Louis Dodds
29 England FW Levi Porter
30 Australia MF James Wesolowski
32 England DF Jay Smedley
34 England FW Ashley Chambers

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
8 Republic of Ireland FW David Connolly (to Wigan Athletic)
21 Scotland DF Peter Canero (to Dundee United)
19 England FW Tommy Wright (to Barnsley)
12 Wales DF Peter Gilbert (to Sheffield Wednesday)
14 England MF Jason Wilcox (to Blackpool)
No. Position Player
9 England FW Dion Dublin (to Celtic)
10 Suriname FW Mark de Vries (on loan to SC Heerenveen)
31 England FW James Graham (Released)
21 England MF Ryan Smith (on loan from Arsenal)
20 England MF Lee Morris (to Yeovil Town)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Levein and Leicester part company". BBC Sport. 25 January 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leicester 3-2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 8 January 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Foxes confirm Kelly as new boss". BBC Sport. 13 February 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kelly given Leicester job". BBC Sport. 14 April 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/leicester-city/2005-2006/results