Knockaert warming up for Leicester City in 2013
|Full name||Anthony Knockaert|
|Date of birth||20 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Roubaix, France|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) |
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
On 1 August 2012 Knockaert moved to Leicester City on a three-year contract. He scored his first goal for Leicester with a free-kick against Burton Albion in the League Cup on 28 August 2012. His first league goals came in a 2–0 win at Huddersfield Town on 2 October 2012. The first was a 35-yard shot into the top corner, while the second saw him flick the ball in from behind with his left heel, after a cross from left-back Paul Konchesky. On 1 January 2013, Knockaert scored another 2 league goals for the club in the reverse fixture against Huddersfield Town with Leicester City winning 6–1.  On 4 May 2013, Knockaert scored the winning goal in a 3–2 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground that got Leicester City into a playoff place. Following his performance against Forest, which also contained an assist for Andy King's 50th Leicester goal, Knockaert was named in the Championship Team of the Week, alongside King.
However, in the 2013 Playoff semi-final, Knockaert won a penalty for Leicester City deep into stoppage time. Knockaert opted to take the penalty himself but it was saved by goalkeeper Manuel Almunia who also saved the follow-up. If he had scored it would have surely have sent them through to the final, but Watford broke from defence immediately and scored the winning goal to ensure Leicester City remained in the Championship.
Knockaert scored his first goal of the 2013/14 season in the 5–2 League Cup victory away to Carlisle United. Knockaert continued scoring goals in the League cup with a 30 yard free kick at home to Derby County in the 3rd round victory, Knockaert also assisted Danny Drinkwater's winning goal in a 2nd half come back. Despite his good performances, Knockaert did not score his first league goal until Leicester's 3–0 away win against Watford. He was a regular member of a settled side that went unbeaten from early December until 5 April, when promotion was assured after losses by third placed QPR and fourth placed Derby County. Knockaert had scored the winning goal from a free-kick in a Friday night fixture the day before, at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
|Leicester City Total||92||13||4||0||7||3||2||0||105||16|
- Leicester City Young Player of the Year: 2012–13
- Leicester City Goal of the Season: 2012–13 (Vs. Huddersfield Town, 2 October 2012)
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