Derby County F.C.–Leicester City F.C. rivalry
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|East Midlands derby|
|City or region||Derby
|Teams involved||Derby County
|First contested||10 February 1894|
|Number of meetings||105|
|Most wins||46 (Derby County)|
|Most recent meeting||Leicester City 4–1 Derby County
King Power Stadium, 10 January 2014
|Largest victory||Leicester Fosse 6–0 Derby County
Leicester Fosse 0–6 Derby County
The fixture between Leicester City and Derby County is a football rivalry in the East Midlands. The fixture is often called an East Midlands Derby. Although both clubs have a strong mutual disliking of each other, they both consider Nottingham Forest their main rivals.
In both camps
Historically, Derby have a better record against Leicester beating them 45 times in 101 meetings. Leicester have won 29 meetings with 27 ending in draws. However, in recent years Leicester have dominated the fixture, having won 8 of the last 9 meetings. In fact, a Derby player didn't score against Leicester from 2007 until Theo Robinson scored against them in the Championship game on 1 December 2012.
In both camps
During both Derby and Leicester's history. Several players have played for both clubs.
Derby then Leicester
- Jack Bowers
- Johnny Morris
- Gerry Daly
- Bobby Davison
- Ian Ormondroyd
- Phil Gee
- Gary Rowett
- Dean Sturridge
- Jacob Laursen
- Lee Morris
- Steve Howard
- Matt Oakley
- Chris Powell
- Marc Edworthy
- Trevor Christie also played for Nottingham Forest and Notts County
Leicester then Derby
- David Nish
- David Webb
- Peter Shilton
- Ian Wilson
- Paul Kitson
- Russell Hoult
- Spencer Prior
- Chris Makin
- Robbie Savage - played for Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers in between.
- Paul Dickov - loaned to Derby County from Leicester in 2009.
- Jordan Stewart
Results since 2006
Derby County win Leicester City win Draw
26 April 1998
|Derby County||0–4||Leicester City|
|Heskey 1', 8'
30 May 1994
|Leicester City||2–1||Derby County|
|Walsh 41', 84'||||Johnson 28'|
In October 2009, James Underwood, a Derby supporter aligned with the firm Derby Lunatic Fringe was involved in an incident with Leicester supporters. In May 2010, Underwood was then banned from attending football matches for three years for his role in that incident, among other separate clashes involving supporters of Everton, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.
- The Highest scoring game between the two sides ended 5-2 to Derby County in the 1928/29 English football season. The year Leicester achieved their highest ever league finish, 2nd in Division One (now the Premier League)
- Leicester have a 100% record on neutral ground beating Derby 2-1 in the 1993/94 Play-off finals for promotion to the Premier League.
- The last time Derby beat Leicester away from home was 3-0 in 2002. The year both clubs were relegated from the Premier League. Leicester won the reverse fixture 3-2.
- Leicester have never scored against Derby in the FA Cup losing 6-0 in 1910, 3-0 in 1894 and drawing 0-0 in the clubs first ever meeting the year before.
- According to the Football fan census, Leicester and Derby are 'traditional' rivals.
- Leicester as well as Forest refer to Derby as 'the sheep', a reference to their nickname being the Rams.
- Of the two clubs, Leicester have a better record against Nottingham Forest.
- Leicester's 0-4 win over Derby in 1999 remains the shortest amount of time any club has scored four goals in a Premier League match.
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