List of Leicester City F.C. players

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This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Leicester City, although it includes players who were with the club when it was called Leicester Fosse. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 100 or more senior matches and/or scored 50 or more senior goals for the club. Other players who have played an important role for the club can also be included, but the reason for their notability should be included in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Leicester City players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Leicester City F.C. players, and for the current squad see the main Leicester City F.C. article.

Explanation of list[edit]

Players should be listed in chronological order according to the year in which they first played for the club, and then by alphabetical order of their surname. Appearances and goals should include substitute appearances, but exclude wartime matches and games played in the Texaco Cup, Anglo-Scottish Cup, Anglo-Italian Cup, and FA Cup third place play-off. Further information on competitions/seasons which are regarded as eligible for appearance stats are provided below (dependent on the years at which the player was at the club), and if any data is not available for any of these competitions an appropriate note should be added to the table.

List of players[edit]

  • As of 25 July 2014.
  • Bold indicates player is currently playing for Leicester.
Name Nat. Pos. Period Apps Goals Apps Goals Notes
League Total
Harry Bailey England DF 1884–1889 108 0 125 0
Jack Lord England DF 1891–1898 85 5 101 7
James Thraves England GK 1892–1897 124 0 148 0
Johnny McMillan Scotland FW 1896–1890 122 43 131 48
George Swift England DF 1896–1902 186 4 200 6
Jimmy Brown Scotland MF 1889–1899 116 23 153 21
Billy Dorrell England FW 1892–1894 & 1896–1899 102 36 116 47
Richard Jones Wales DF 1897–1901 104 1 113 1
Walter Robinson England DF 1898–1905 177 3 194 3
Bob Pollock Scotland DF 1902–1908 211 14 230 19
James Blessington England FW 1903–1908 100 18 118 21
Billy Bannister England DF 1904–1910 149 15 160 18
Jimmy Durrant England MF 1904–1909 140 23 153 27
Teddy King England MF 1906–1920 227 26 236 26
Horace Bailey England GK 1907–1910 68 0 70 0 Leicester's first England international
Fred Shinton England FW 1907–1910 92 55 101 58
Shirley Hubbard England FW 1907–1913 & 1919-1920 140 36 154 39
Arthur Randle England DF 1908–1912 123 2 133 2
Sam Currie Scotland DF 1909–1921 236 4 248 6
Tommy Benfield England FW 1910–1914 106 23 111 23
George Douglas England MF 1912–1920 127 10 133 11
Herbert Brown England GK 1913–1922 143 0 154 0
Jimmy Harrold England DF 1913–1923 206 7 218 7
Billy Thomson Scotland DF 1914 & 1919-1923 197 3 209 3
Billy Barrett England DF 1919–1924 143 1 152 2
Harry Graham Scotland FW 1920–1924 110 14 116 16
George Hebden England GK 1920–1924 101 0 104 0
Alex Trotter England FW 1920–1924 96 10 100 11
Adam Black England DF 1920–1935 528 4 557 4 2nd highest total Leicester appearances; highest appearances for League games only
Johnny Duncan Scotland FW 1922–1930 279 88 295 95 Captained the club to its highest league finish: 2nd in 1928-29; Joint club record for most goals in a single match.
Jack Brown England DF 1922–1931 114 0 117 0
Norman Watson England DF 1922–1932 173 1 178 1
Hugh Adcock England MF 1923–1935 434 51 460 52
Arthur Chandler England FW 1923–1935 393 259 419 273 Leicester's record goalscorer; Joint club record for most goals in a single match.
Reg Osborne England DF 1924–1931 240 2 249 2
Harold Wadsworth England MF 1924–1927 98 7 106 7
Jack Bamber England MF 1924–1927 113 7 120 7
George Carr England DF 1924–1932 179 24 192 25
Arthur Lochhead Scotland FW 1925–1934 303 106 320 114
Ernie Hine England FW 1926–1932 247 148 259 156
Bill Findlay Scotland MF 1925–1932 100 0 104 0
Jim McLaren Scotland GK 1927–1933 170 0 180 0
Len Barry England MF 1927–1932 203 25 214 26
George Ritchie Scotland DF 1928–1937 247 12 261 13
Roger Heywood England DF 1929–1940 228 12 240 12
Sep Smith England MF 1929–1949 350 35 373 37 Leicester's longest serving player and longest serving captain
Arthur Maw England FW 1932–1939 179 58 189 64
Joe Calvert England GK 1932–1948 72 0 80 0 Leicester's oldest ever player
Danny Liddle Scotland MF 1932–1946 255 64 274 71
Dai Jones Wales DF 1933–1947 226 4 238 0
Sandy McLaren Scotland GK 1933–1940 239 0 256 0
Billy Frame Scotland DF 1933–1950 220 0 239 0
George Dewis England FW 1933–1950 116 45 129 51
Percy Grosvenor England DF 1933–1939 168 1 180 1
Fred Sharman England DF 1934–1944 190 18 200 18
Jack Bowers England FW 1936–1939 79 52 84 56
Charlie Adam Scotland MF 1938–1952 158 22 180 25
Mal Griffiths Wales MF 1939–1956 373 66 409 76
Jack Lee England FW 1941–1950 123 74 137 84
Don Revie England FW 1944–1949 96 25 110 29
Johnny King England DF 1944–1954 197 5 218 5
Walter Harrison England DF 1945–1950 125 3 143 5
John Anderson Scotland GK 1948–1960 261 0 277 0
Derek Hines England FW 1948–1961 299 116 317 117
Ron Jackson England DF 1949–1955 161 0 173 1
Arthur Lever Wales DF 1950–1954 119 0 124 0
Jimmy Baldwin England MF 1950–1956 180 4 190 4
Arthur Rowley England FW 1950–1958 303 251 321 265 Record number of career goals in English league football; 2nd highest Leicester all-time scorer; Club record for most goals in a single season
Matt Gillies Scotland DF 1952–1955 103 0 111 0
Derek Hogg England MF 1952–1958 161 26 165 26
Johnny Morris England FW 1952–1958 206 33 220 34
Stanley Milburn England DF 1952–1959 171 1 183 1
Eddie Russell England DF 1953–1958 90 5 101 5
Jack Froggatt England MF 1954–1957 143 18 147 18
Colin Appleton England DF 1954–1966 277 19 333 22 Captained the club to victory in the 1964 Football League Cup Final
Willie Cunningham Northern Ireland DF 1954–1960 127 4 138 4
Howard Riley England MF 1955–1965 193 38 233 47
Len Chalmers England DF 1956–1966 171 4 204 4
Jimmy Walsh Scotland FW 1956–1964 176 79 199 91
Tommy McDonald Scotland MF 1956–1960 113 27 118 29
Ian King Scotland DF 1957–1966 244 6 297 7
Frank McLintock Scotland DF 1957–1964 168 25 200 28
Gordon Wills England FW 1958–1962 111 30 128 34
Ken Keyworth England FW 1958–1964 177 62 215 76
Ken Leek Wales FW 1958–1961 93 34 111 43
Richie Norman England DF 1958–1968 303 2 365 5
John Sjoberg Scotland DF 1958–1973 335 15 412 19
Albert Cheesebrough England FW 1959–1963 122 40 137 43
Gordon Banks England GK 1959–1967 293 0 356 0 Won the 1966 FIFA World Cup while at Leicester. Player with the most England caps while at Leicester.
Graham Cross England DF 1960–1976 498 29 599 37 Record number of appearances for Leicester
Dave Gibson Scotland MF 1962–1970 280 41 339 53
Mike Stringfellow England FW 1962–1975 315 82 370 97
Bobby Roberts Scotland MF 1963–1970 229 26 281 36
Jimmy Goodfellow Scotland MF 1963–1968 98 26 121 36
Peter Rodrigues Wales DF 1965–1970 140 6 168 6
Jackie Sinclair Scotland FW 1965–1968 103 50 113 53
Peter Shilton England GK 1965–1974 286 1 339 1
David Nish England DF 1966–1972 228 25 272 31 Joined Derby County from Leicester for a British record transfer fee
Malcolm Manley Scotland DF 1966–1973 120 5 136 6
Lenny Glover England MF 1967–1976 252 38 297 48
Rodney Fern England FW 1967–1972 152 32 187 40
Alan Woollett England DF 1967–1978 228 0 260 0
Alistair Brown Scotland FW 1968–1971 101 32 121 35
Steve Whitworth England DF 1968–1979 353 0 400 1
Allan Clarke England FW 1968–1969 36 12 46 16 Joined Leicester from Fulham for a British record transfer fee; Joined Leeds United from Leicester for a British record transfer fee
John Farrington England MF 1969–1973 117 18 144 27
Keith Weller England MF 1971–1979 262 37 295 43
Jon Sammels England MF 1971–1977 241 21 271 25
Alan Birchenall England MF 1971–1977 163 12 183 14
Mark Wallington England GK 1972–1985 412 0 460 0
Dennis Rofe England DF 1972–1980 290 6 324 6
Frank Worthington England FW 1972–1977 210 72 237 78
Steve Earle England MF 1974–1978 99 20 115 26
Steve Kember England MF 1975–1978 117 6 128 6
Tommy Williams Scotland MF 1975–1986 241 10 271 10
Kevin MacDonald Scotland MF 1976–1984 & 1987 141 8 155 8
Eddie Kelly Scotland MF 1977–1980 & 1981–1983 119 3 133 3
Gary Lineker England FW 1977–1985 194 95 209 103 English Golden Boot joint winner 1984-85 while at Leicester.
John O'Neill Northern Ireland MF 1978–1987 313 10 345 12 Player with most international caps whilst playing with Leicester
Martin Henderson Scotland FW 1978–1981 91 12 100 16
Bobby Smith England DF 1978–1986 181 21 200 22
Alan Young Scotland FW 1979–1982 104 26 119 29
Andy Peake England MF 1979–1985 147 13 162 46
Ian Wilson Scotland MF 1979–1987 285 17 318 19
Paul Ramsey Northern Ireland MF 1980–1991 290 13 322 15
Steve Lynex England MF 1981–1987 213 57 240 60
Ian Andrews England GK 1982–1988 & 1997–1998 & 2002 126 0 139 0
Alan Smith England FW 1982–1987 200 76 217 84
Ian Banks England MF 1983–1987 103 14 113 1
Simon Morgan England DF 1984–1990 160 3 182 4
Gary McAllister Scotland MF 1985–1990 201 46 222 51
Russell Osman England DF 1985–1988 108 8 120 8
Ali Mauchlen Scotland MF 1985–1992 239 11 262 12
Steve Walsh England DF 1986–2000 369 53 450 62 Captained the club to victory in the 1997 Football League Cup Final.
Paul Reid England MF 1986–1992 162 21 189 25
Alan Paris England DF 1988–1991 88 3 102 5
Richard Smith England DF 1988–1996 98 1 120 2
Gary Mills England MF 1989–1994 200 16 226 17
Tommy Wright Scotland MF 1989–1992 129 22 151 29
Tony James England DF 1989–1994 107 10 119 11
David Oldfield England MF 1990–1995 188 26 221 32
Steve Thompson England MF 1991–1995 127 18 155 25
Kevin Poole England GK 1991–1997 163 0 193 0
Colin Hill Northern Ireland DF 1992–1997 145 0 175 1
Julian Joachim England FW 1992–1996 99 25 119 31
David Lowe England MF 1992–1994 94 22 108 23
Simon Grayson England DF 1992–1997 188 4 229 6
Mike Whitlow England DF 1992–1997 147 8 179 9
Iwan Roberts Wales FW 1993–1996 100 41 111 44
Emile Heskey England FW 1994–2000 154 40 197 46 Record transfer fee received by Leicester
Garry Parker England MF 1995–2001 114 10 147 16
Steve Claridge England FW 1996–1998 63 17 76 22 Scored the winning goals in the 1996 Football League First Division play-off Final and the 1997 Football League Cup Final
Kasey Keller United States GK 1996–1999 99 0 125 0
Muzzy Izzet Turkey MF 1996–2004 269 38 323 47
Neil Lennon Northern Ireland MF 1996–2000 170 6 209 11
Steve Guppy England MF 1997–2001 & 2004 161 9 189 10
Matt Elliott Scotland DF 1997–2005 245 26 290 33 Captained the club to victory in the 2000 Football League Cup Final
Robbie Savage Wales MF 1997–2002 172 8 204 9
Tony Cottee England FW 1997–2000 85 27 100 34
Frank Sinclair Jamaica DF 1998–2004 164 3 194 4
Andy Impey England DF 1998–2004 152 2 178 2
Gerry Taggart Northern Ireland DF 1998–2004 117 9 142 13
Jordan Stewart England DF 1999–2005 110 6 127 6
Callum Davidson Scotland DF 2000–2004 101 2 114 2
James Scowcroft England FW 2001–2005 133 24 147 27
Ian Walker England GK 2001–2005 140 0 156 0
Paul Dickov Scotland FW 2002–2004 & 2008–2010 110 34 125 40
Richard Stearman England DF 2004–2008 116 7 132 11
Stephen Hughes Scotland MF 2005–2007 91 7 100 8
Alan Maybury Republic of Ireland DF 2005–2008 85 3 102 3
Patrick Kisnorbo Australia DF 2005–2009 126 9 140 11
Ashley Chambers England FW 2005–2011 6 0 9 0 Leicester's youngest ever player
Iain Hume Canada FW 2005–2008 122 33 132 34
Matty Fryatt England FW 2006–2011 168 51 189 62
Andy King Wales MF 2006–Present 246 49 276 54
Steve Howard Scotland FW 2008–2012 146 28 168 32
Matt Oakley England MF 2008–2012 137 10 148 10
Lloyd Dyer England MF 2008–2014 230 30 265 39
Jack Hobbs England DF 2008–2011 114 1 125 1
Richie Wellens England MF 2009–2013 129 4 147 6
Martyn Waghorn England FW 2009–2014 102 20 115 20
Paul Gallagher Scotland FW 2009–Present 118 25 137 28
Kasper Schmeichel Denmark GK 2011–Present 138 0 156 0
David Nugent England FW 2011–Present 130 49 148 54
Paul Konchesky England DF 2011–Present 112 4 126 4
Wes Morgan Jamaica DF 2012–Present 107 3 118 4
Danny Drinkwater England MF 2012–Present 106 10 114 11
Leonardo Ulloa Argentina FW 2014–Present - - - - Record transfer fee paid by Leicester

Notes[edit]

A Includes Football League Play-Offs, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Cup, Charity and Community Shield, Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup matches.

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