2015–16 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
2015–16 season
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Leicester City lifting the Premier League trophy
ChairmanVichai Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerClaudio Ranieri
Premier League1st
FA CupThird round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerJamie Vardy (24)
Highest home attendance32,242
Lowest home attendance31,824
Average home league attendance32,021

The 2015–16 season was Leicester City's 111th season in the English football league system and their 48th (non-consecutive) season in the top tier of English football.[1] During the season, Leicester participated in the Premier League for the second consecutive season, as well as the FA Cup and League Cup. In what was described as one of the greatest sporting stories of all time,[2] Leicester were confirmed as champions of the 2015–16 Premier League season on 2 May 2016, finishing top of England's highest league for the first time in the club's history. The club was 5000-1 with bookmakers to win the division before the season kicked off.[3] The feat meant that Leicester would be playing in the UEFA Champions League the following season, a first for the club in their history. The season also saw history be made for individual players within the team, as striker Jamie Vardy broke the record for goals scored in consecutive games in the Premier League (11)[4] and Winger Riyad Mahrez became the first African and first Algerian player to be the recipient of the PFA Players' Player of the Year.[5]

Pre-season events[edit]

Note: This section does not include close season transfers or pre-season match results, which are listed in their own sections below.

  • 2 July 2015 – Dean Hammond signs a one-year contract extension until the summer of 2016.[6]

Kit and sponsorship[edit]

Supplier: Puma / Sponsor: King Power

Home[7]
Away[7]
Third[7]
GK 1[7]
GK 2[7]
GK 3

Friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 21 May 2015, Leicester City confirmed their first three pre-season friendlies against Lincoln City, Mansfield Town and Birmingham City.[8] On 22 May 2015, Leicester City added a trip to Burton Albion to their pre-season schedule.[9] On 30 June 2015, the Foxes confirmed a friendly against Rotherham United.[10]

21 July 2015 (2015-07-21) FriendlyLincoln City1–3Leicester CityLincoln
19:45 BST Power Goal 10' (pen.) Report Mahrez Goal 33'
Kramarić Goal 80'
Vardy Goal 90'
Stadium: Sincil Bank
Attendance: 3,693 (1,384 away)
Referee: Darren Drysdale
25 July 2015 (2015-07-25) FriendlyMansfield Town1–1Leicester CityMansfield
15:00 BST Green Goal 27' Report Nugent Goal 10' Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 4,273 (1,608 away)
Referee: David Coote
28 July 2015 (2015-07-28) FriendlyBurton Albion1–2Leicester CityBurton-upon-Trent
19:30 BST Duffy Goal 90' Report Vardy Goal 65'72' Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 3,184
Referee: Steve Martin
29 July 2015 (2015-07-29) FriendlyRotherham United1–2Leicester CityRotherham
19:45 BST Ward Goal 80' Report Mahrez Goal 56'
Nugent Goal 72'
Stadium: AESSEAL New York Stadium
Attendance: 3,678 (524 away)
Referee: Mark Brown
1 August 2015 (2015-08-01) FriendlyBirmingham City2–3Leicester CityBirmingham
15:00 BST Cotterill Goal 23'
Gray Goal 24'
Report Huth Goal 58'
Drinkwater Goal 76'
Okazaki Goal 83'
Stadium: St Andrew's
Attendance: 7,026 (1,731 away)
Referee: Graham Scott

Events[edit]

Note: This section does not include transfers or match results, which are listed in their own sections below.

Players and staff[edit]

First team squad[edit]

  • This section lists players who were in Leicester's first team squad at any point during the 2015–16 season
  • Asterisks indicates player left mid-season
  • Hash symbol indicates player retired mid-season
  • Italics indicate loan player

No. Nationality Name Position Joined Signed from
Goalkeepers
1 Denmark Kasper Schmeichel GK 2011 England Leeds United
12 England Ben Hamer GK 2014 England Charlton Athletic
32 Australia Mark Schwarzer GK 2015 England Chelsea
41 England Jonny Maddison GK 2015 England Crawley Town
Defenders
2 Belgium Ritchie De Laet RB 2012 England Manchester United
5 Jamaica Wes Morgan CB 2012 England Nottingham Forest
6 Germany Robert Huth CB 2015 England Stoke City
13 Ghana Daniel Amartey CB / DM / RB 2016 Denmark Copenhagen
17 England Danny Simpson RB 2014 England Queens Park Rangers
18 England Liam Moore CB / RB 2011 Youth
27 Poland Marcin Wasilewski CB / RB 2013 Belgium Anderlecht
28 Austria Christian Fuchs LB 2015 Germany Schalke 04
29 Tunisia Yohan Benalouane CB / RB 2015 Italy Atalanta
30 England Ben Chilwell LB 2015 Youth
Midfielders
4 England Danny Drinkwater CM 2012 England Manchester United
8 England Matty James CM 2012 England Manchester United
10 Wales Andy King CM 2006 Youth
11 England Marc Albrighton RM / LM 2014 England Aston Villa
14 France N'Golo Kanté CM / DM / RM 2015 France Caen
15 Ghana Jeff Schlupp LW / LM / LB / CF 2010 Youth
22 England Demarai Gray LW / RW 2016 England Birmingham City
24 England Nathan Dyer RW / LW 2015 Wales Swansea City
26 Algeria Riyad Mahrez RW / LW / AM 2014 France Le Havre
33 Switzerland Gökhan Inler CM / DM 2015 Italy Napoli
36 England Joe Dodoo RW / CF / LW 2013 Youth
39 England Andre Olukanmi RW / LW / AM 2015 Youth
Forwards
9 England Jamie Vardy CF 2012 England Fleetwood Town
16 Wales Tom Lawrence CF 2014 England Manchester United
19 Croatia Andrej Kramarić CF / LW 2015 Croatia Rijeka
20 Japan Shinji Okazaki CF / LW / RW / AM 2015 Germany Mainz 05
23 Argentina Leonardo Ulloa CF 2014 England Brighton & Hove Albion
35 England Jacob Blyth CF 2012 England Leamington
38 Saint Kitts and Nevis Harry Panayiotou SS / RW / LW 2012 Youth

Backroom staff[edit]

  • This section lists members of staff who were in Leicester's first team squad at any point during the 2015–16 season
  • Asterisks indicate member of staff left mid-season

Position Nationality Name
Manager Italy Claudio Ranieri
Assistant Manager England Craig Shakespeare
Assistant Manager Italy Paolo Benetti
Assistant Manager/Head of Recruitment England Steve Walsh
First Team Coach/Goalkeeping Coach England Mike Stowell
Forwards/Strikers Coach England Kevin Phillips*
Head Physio England David Rennie
Academy Manager England Gareth Jennings
Academy Coach (Under 18s) England Trevor Peake
Academy Coach (Under 16s) Spain Inigo Idiakez

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
1 July 2015 LB Austria Christian Fuchs Germany Schalke 04 Free[12]
1 July 2015 CB Germany Robert Huth England Stoke City £3,000,000[13][14]
1 July 2015 CF Japan Shinji Okazaki Germany Mainz 05 £7,000,000[15][16]
3 August 2015 CM France N'Golo Kanté France Caen £5,600,000[17]
3 August 2015 CB Tunisia Yohan Benalouane Italy Atalanta Undisclosed[18]
19 August 2015 DM Switzerland Gökhan Inler Italy Napoli £3,000,000[19]
4 January 2016 LW England Demarai Gray England Birmingham City £3,700,000[20][21]
22 January 2016 CB Ghana Daniel Amartey Denmark Copenhagen £5,000,000[22][23]
29 January 2016 GK Denmark Daniel Iversen Denmark Esbjerg fB Undisclosed[24]
15 March 2016 LW Brunei Faiq Bolkiah England Chelsea Free[25]

Total spending: Decrease £27,300,000

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
1 July 2015 CF New Zealand Chris Wood England Leeds United £3,000,000[26][27]
14 August 2015 CF England David Nugent England Middlesbrough £4,000,000[28][29]
11 January 2016 CB England Joe Davis England Fleetwood Town Undisclosed[30]
20 January 2016 CF Lithuania Simonas Stankevičius Lithuania FK Žalgiris Undisclosed[31]

Total incoming: Increase £7,000,000

Loans in[edit]

Date from Date until Position Nationality Name From
1 September 2015 End of season RW England Nathan Dyer Wales Swansea City[32]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Date until Position Nationality Name To
4 August 2015 End of season LB England Paul Konchesky England Queens Park Rangers[33]
11 August 2015 End of season[a] GK England Ben Hamer England Bristol City[34]
20 August 2015 3 January 2016 DM England Ryan Watson England Northampton Town[35]
21 August 2015 23 September 2015 CF England Jacob Blyth England Cambridge United[36]
21 August 2015 3 January 2016 LW Wales Tom Lawrence England Blackburn Rovers[37]
28 August 2015 26 September 2015 CM England Jak McCourt England Port Vale[38]
28 August 2015 24 November 2015 CF Lithuania Simonas Stankevičius England Oldham Athletic[39]
29 August 2015 3 January 2016 LB Australia Callum Elder England Peterborough United[40][b]
1 September 2015 4 January 2016 CB England Liam Moore England Bristol City[42]
16 September 2015 14 October 2015 RW Wales Aaron Hassall England Corby Town[43]
16 September 2015 14 October 2015 CB France Cédric Kipré England Corby Town[43]
24 September 2015 13 November 2015 AM England Jack Barmby England Notts County[44]
19 November 2015 3 January 2016 DF England Ben Chilwell England Huddersfield Town[45]
19 November 2015 18 December 2015 FW England Joe Dodoo England Bury[46]
20 January 2016 End of season FW Croatia Andrej Kramarić Germany 1899 Hoffenheim[47]
1 February 2016 End of season DF Tunisia Yohan Benalouane Italy Fiorentina[48]
22 March 2016 End of season CF England Jacob Blyth England Blackpool[49]
  1. ^ Hamer returned to Leicester on 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ On 22 September 2015, Elder's loan at Peterborough was extended until 3 January 2016.[41]

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name
30 June 2015 DM Argentina Esteban Cambiasso[50]
30 June 2015 RW France Anthony Knockaert[51]
30 June 2015 LB Ivory Coast Zoumana Bakayogo[51]
30 June 2015 FW England Marcel Barrington[51]
30 June 2015 RW England Adam Dawson[51]
30 June 2015 LW Scotland Paul Gallagher[51]
30 June 2015 CB England Kieran Kennedy[51]
30 June 2015 GK Republic of Ireland Conrad Logan[51]
30 June 2015 CB France Hervé Pepe-Ngoma[51]
30 June 2015 CM England Louis Rowley[51]
30 June 2015 CB England Matthew Upson[51]
30 June 2015 FW England Gary Taylor-Fletcher[51]

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 8 August 2015 15 May 2016 Matchday 1 Winners 38 23 12 3 68 36 +32 060.53
FA Cup 10 January 2016 20 January 2016 Third round Third round 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 000.00
Football League Cup 25 August 2015 27 October 2015 Second round Fourth round 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 066.67
Total 43 25 14 4 77 43 +34 058.14

Last updated: 15 May 2016

Source: Soccerway

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Leicester City (C) 38 23 12 3 68 36 +32 81 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 65 36 +29 71
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 13 6 69 35 +34 70
4 Manchester City 38 19 9 10 71 41 +30 66 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 49 35 +14 66 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[52]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Manchester United qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2015–16 FA Cup. As they had also qualified by their virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Southampton.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 23 12 3 68 36  +32 81 12 6 1 35 18  +17 11 6 2 33 18  +15

Last updated: 15 May 2016.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchday[edit]

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GroundHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHA
ResultWWDDWDLWDWWWWDWWWLDDWDWWWLWDWWWWWDWDWD
Position11232364553312111122211111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2016. Source: Statto
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[53]

8 August 2015 (2015-08-08) 1Leicester City4–2SunderlandLeicester
15:00 BST Vardy Goal 11' Yellow card 49'
Mahrez Goal 18'25' (pen.)
Albrighton Goal 66'
Schlupp Yellow card 90'
Report Rodwell Yellow card 17'
Jones Yellow card 42'
Defoe Goal 60'
Fletcher Goal 71'
Kaboul Yellow card 73'
Coates Yellow card 85'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,242
Referee: Lee Mason
15 August 2015 (2015-08-15) 2West Ham United1–2Leicester CityLondon
15:00 BST Jenkinson Yellow card 40'
Payet Goal 55'
Adrián Red card 90+2'
Report Vardy Yellow card 11'
Okazaki Goal 27', Yellow card 54'
Mahrez Goal 38'
Benalouane Yellow card 88'
Stadium: Upton Park
Attendance: 34,857
Referee: Anthony Taylor
22 August 2015 (2015-08-22) 3Leicester City1–1Tottenham HotspurLeicester
15:00 BST Mahrez Goal 82'
King Yellow card 90+1'
Report Dembélé Yellow card 29'
Lamela Yellow card 31'
Dier Yellow card 60'
Alli Goal 81'
Mason Yellow card 83'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,971
Referee: Martin Atkinson
29 August 2015 (2015-08-29) 4AFC Bournemouth1–1Leicester CityBournemouth
15:00 BST Gradel Yellow card 1'
Wilson Goal 24'
O'Kane Yellow card 75'
Report De Laet Yellow card 13'
King Yellow card 36'
Huth Yellow card 48'
Vardy Goal 86' (pen.)
Schlupp Yellow card 90+2'
Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 11,155
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
13 September 2015 (2015-09-13) 5Leicester City3–2Aston VillaLeicester
16:00 BST Albrighton Yellow card 45+1'
De Laet Goal 72'
Vardy Goal 82'
Dyer Yellow card 77', Goal 89'
Report Grealish Goal 39'
Gil Goal 63'
Amavi Yellow card 81'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,733
Referee: Mike Dean
19 September 2015 (2015-09-19) 6Stoke City2–2Leicester CityStoke-on-Trent
15:00 BST Bojan Goal 13', Yellow card 70'
Walters Goal 20'
Report Mahrez Goal 51' (pen.), Yellow card 58'
Kanté Yellow card 60'
Vardy Goal 69'
Drinkwater Yellow card 78'
Schlupp Yellow card 81'
Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Attendance: 27,642
Referee: Andre Marriner
26 September 2015 (2015-09-26) 7Leicester City2–5ArsenalLeicester
15:00 BST Vardy Goal 13'89' Report Walcott Goal 18'
Sánchez Goal 33'57'81'
Arteta Yellow card 69'
Giroud Goal 90+3'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,047
Referee: Craig Pawson
3 October 2015 (2015-10-03) 8Norwich City1–2Leicester CityNorwich
15:00 BST Mbokani Goal 68' Report Vardy Goal 28' (pen.)
Schlupp Goal 47'
Huth Yellow card 63'
Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 27,067
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
17 October 2015 (2015-10-17) 9Southampton2–2Leicester CitySouthampton
15:00 BST Fonte Goal 21'
Wanyama Yellow card 22'
Van Dijk Goal 37'
Bertrand Yellow card 76'
Report Vardy Goal 67'90+2' Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,559
Referee: Paul Tierney
24 October 2015 (2015-10-24) 10Leicester City1–0Crystal PalaceLeicester
15:00 BST Vardy Goal 60', Yellow card 90'
Simpson Yellow card 65'
Schlupp Yellow card 68'
Report Zaha Yellow card 87' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,752
Referee: Mike Dean
31 October 2015 (2015-10-31) 11West Bromwich Albion2–3Leicester CityWest Bromwich
15:00 GMT Rondón Goal 30'
Lambert Goal 86' (pen.)
Report Mahrez Goal 57'64'
Vardy Goal 77'
Huth Yellow card 89'
Schmeichel Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 24,150
Referee: Anthony Taylor
7 November 2015 (2015-11-07) 12Leicester City2–1WatfordLeicester
15:00 GMT Kanté Goal 52'
Vardy Goal 65' (pen.)
Report Gomes Yellow card 64'
Deeney Goal 75' (pen.)
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,029
Referee: Roger East
21 November 2015 (2015-11-21) 13Newcastle United0–3Leicester CityNewcastle
15:00 GMT Anita Yellow card 36'
Dummett Yellow card 48'
Pérez Yellow card 76'
Sissoko Yellow card 79'
Report Huth Yellow card 31'
Vardy Goal 45+1'
Ulloa Goal 62'
Okazaki Goal 83'
Stadium: St. James' Park
Attendance: 50,151
Referee: Mike Jones
28 November 2015 (2015-11-28) 14Leicester City1–1Manchester UnitedLeicester
17:30 GMT Vardy Goal 24' Report Schweinsteiger Goal 45+1' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,115
Referee: Craig Pawson
5 December 2015 (2015-12-05) 15Swansea City0–3Leicester CitySwansea
15:00 GMT Britton Yellow card 47'
Ki Yellow card 74'
Report Mahrez Goal 5'22'67'
Kanté Yellow card 23'
Simpson Yellow card 70'
Albrighton Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 20,836
Referee: Michael Oliver
14 December 2015 (2015-12-14) 16Leicester City2–1ChelseaLeicester
20:00 GMT Vardy Goal 34', Yellow card 46'
Mahrez Goal 48'
Huth Yellow card 50'
Report Rémy Goal 77' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,054
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
19 December 2015 (2015-12-19) 17Everton2–3Leicester CityLiverpool
15:00 GMT Lukaku Goal 32'
Funes Mori Yellow card 61'
Howard Yellow card 64'
Mirallas Goal 89'
Report Mahrez Goal 27' (pen.)65' (pen.)
Okazaki Goal 69'
Wasilewski Yellow card 81'
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 39,570
Referee: Jonathan Moss
26 December 2015 (2015-12-26) 18Liverpool1–0Leicester CityLiverpool
15:00 GMT Lallana Yellow card 45+1'
Can Yellow card 52'
Benteke Goal 63'
Report Huth Yellow card 62' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 44,123
Referee: Martin Atkinson
29 December 2015 (2015-12-29) 19Leicester City0–0Manchester CityLeicester
20:45 GMT Albrighton Yellow card 81' Report Kolarov Yellow card 67'
Mangala Yellow card 76'
De Bruyne Yellow card 90'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,072
Referee: Craig Pawson
2 January 2016 (2016-01-02) 20Leicester City0–0AFC BournemouthLeicester
15:00 GMT Albrighton Yellow card 62' Report Arter Yellow card 34'
Francis Red card 57'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,006
Referee: Andre Marriner
13 January 2016 (2016-01-13) 21Tottenham Hotspur0–1Leicester CityLondon
20:00 GMT Dier Yellow card 79' Report Huth Goal 83' Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 35,850
Referee: Lee Mason
16 January 2016 (2016-01-16) 22Aston Villa1–1Leicester CityBirmingham
17:30 GMT Bunn Yellow card 14'
Cissokho Yellow card 32'
Gestede Goal 75'
Bacuna Yellow card 85'
Report Okazaki Goal 28'
Huth Yellow card 77'
Vardy Yellow card 85'
Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 32,763
Referee: Roger East
23 January 2016 (2016-01-23) 23Leicester City3–0Stoke CityLeicester
15:00 GMT Drinkwater Goal 41'
Vardy Goal 66'
Ulloa Goal 87'
Report Shaqiri Yellow card 59' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,018
Referee: Mike Dean
2 February 2016 (2016-02-02) 24Leicester City2–0LiverpoolLeicester
19:45 GMT Vardy Goal 60'71' Report Lucas Yellow card 86' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,121
Referee: Andre Marriner
6 February 2016 (2016-02-06) 25Manchester City1–3Leicester CityManchester
12:45 GMT Zabaleta Yellow card 69'
Fernando Yellow card 72'
Agüero Goal 87'
Report Huth Goal 3'60'
Morgan Yellow card 36'
Simpson Yellow card 46'
Mahrez Goal 48'
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 54,693
Referee: Anthony Taylor
14 February 2016 (2016-02-14) 26Arsenal2–1Leicester CityHolloway, London
12:00 GMT Coquelin Yellow card 36'
Koscielny Yellow card 44'
Ramsey Yellow card 45+2'
Walcott Goal 70'
Welbeck Goal 90+5', Yellow card 90+6'
Report Vardy Goal 45' (pen.)
Simpson Yellow card 49' Yellow-red card 54'
Fuchs Yellow card 52'
Kanté Yellow card 57'
Wasilewski Yellow card 90+4'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,009
Referee: Martin Atkinson
27 February 2016 (2016-02-27) 27Leicester City1–0Norwich CityLeicester
15:00 GMT Ulloa Goal 89' Report Naismith Yellow card 48'
Bennett Yellow card 51'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,114
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
1 March 2016 (2016-03-01) 28Leicester City2–2West Bromwich AlbionLeicester
19:45 GMT Olsson Goal 30' (o.g.)
King Goal 45+1'
Report Rondón Goal 11'
Sessègnon Yellow card 32'
Gardner Goal 50'
Yacob Yellow card 88'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,018
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
5 March 2016 (2016-03-05) 29Watford0–1Leicester CityWatford
17:30 GMT Amrabat Yellow card 29'
Aké Yellow card 58'
Report Mahrez Goal 56'
Fuchs Yellow card 74'
Morgan Yellow card 90+2'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 20,884
Referee: Jonathan Moss
14 March 2016 (2016-03-14) 30Leicester City1–0Newcastle UnitedLeicester
20:00 GMT Okazaki Goal 25' Report Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,824
Referee: Craig Pawson
19 March 2016 (2016-03-19) 31Crystal Palace0–1Leicester CityLondon
15:00 GMT Souaré Yellow card 42' Report Schmeichel Yellow card 30'
Mahrez Goal 34'
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,041
Referee: Mike Jones
3 April 2016 (2016-04-03) 32Leicester City1–0SouthamptonLeicester
13:30 BST Morgan Goal 38'
Drinkwater Yellow card 51'
Fuchs Yellow card 88'
Report Wanyama Yellow card 46'
Tadić Yellow card 75'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,071
Referee: Michael Oliver
10 April 2016 (2016-04-10) 33Sunderland0–2Leicester CitySunderland
13:30 BST Borini Yellow card 21' Report Fuchs Yellow card 30'
Vardy Goal 66'90+5'
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 46,531
Referee: Anthony Taylor
17 April 2016 (2016-04-17) 34Leicester City2–2West Ham UnitedLeicester
13:30 BST Vardy Goal 18', Yellow card 28' Yellow-red card 56'
Morgan Yellow card 77'
Ulloa Goal 90+5' (pen.)
Report Reid Yellow card 30'
Noble Yellow card 40'
Payet Yellow card 42'
Carroll Goal 84' (pen.)
Cresswell Goal 86'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,104
Referee: Jonathan Moss
24 April 2016 (2016-04-24) 35Leicester City4–0Swansea CityLeicester
16:15 BST Mahrez Goal 10'
Ulloa Goal 30'60'
Huth Yellow card 82'
Albrighton Goal 85'
Report Fernández Yellow card 64'
Williams Yellow card 72'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,962
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
1 May 2016 (2016-05-01) 36Manchester United1–1Leicester CityManchester
14:05 BST Martial Goal 8' Report Morgan Goal 17'
Drinkwater Yellow card 58' Yellow-red card 87'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 75,275
Referee: Michael Oliver
7 May 2016 (2016-05-07) 37Leicester City3–1EvertonLeicester
17:30 BST Vardy Goal 5'65' (pen.)
King Goal 33'
Report Pennington Yellow card 44'
Cleverley Yellow card 49'
Gibson Yellow card 71'
Mirallas Goal 88'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,140
Referee: Andre Marriner
15 May 2016 (2016-05-15) 38Chelsea1–1Leicester CityLondon
15:00 BST Fàbregas Goal 66' (pen.) Report Drinkwater Goal 82' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,494
Referee: Craig Pawson

FA Cup[edit]

Leicester City entered the competition at the Third Round stage, and on 7 December 2015 they were drawn away to Tottenham Hotspur.

10 January 2016 (2016-01-10) Third roundTottenham Hotspur2–2Leicester CityLondon
16:00 GMT Eriksen Goal 9'
Kane Goal 90' (pen.)
Bentaleb Yellow card 90+1'
Report Wasilewski Yellow card 15', Goal 19'
Okazaki Goal 48'
Schmeichel Yellow card 89'
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 35,805
Referee: Robert Madley
20 January 2016 (2016-01-20) ReplayLeicester City0–2Tottenham HotspurLeicester
19:45 GMT Albrighton Yellow card 90' Report Davies Yellow card 20'
Son Goal 39'
Chadli Goal 66'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 30,006
Referee: Anthony Taylor

Football League Cup[edit]

Leicester City entered the competition in the second round and were drawn away to Bury.[54] The third round draw was made on 25 August 2015 live on Sky Sports by Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson. Leicester City were drawn at home to West Ham United.[55]

25 August 2015 (2015-08-25) Second roundBury1–4Leicester CityBury
19:45 BST Mayor Goal 49'
Jones Yellow card 70'
Report Dodoo Goal 25'86'90'
Kramarić Goal 41'
Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 4,914
Referee: Andy Madley
22 September 2015 Third roundLeicester City2–1 (a.e.t.)West Ham UnitedLeicester
19:45 BST Dodoo Goal 6'
Fuchs Yellow card 35'
Simpson Yellow card 69'
Schlupp Yellow card 79'
Wasilewski Yellow card 108'
King Goal 116'
Report Zárate Goal 27', Yellow card 59'
Obiang Yellow card 67'
Noble Yellow card 100'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 21,268
Referee: Peter Bankes
27 October 2015 Fourth roundHull City1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Leicester CityHull
19:45 GMT Hayden Yellow card 88'
Akpom Yellow card 92'
Robertson Yellow card 100'
Hernández Goal 105'
Report Benalouane Yellow card 77'
Albrighton Yellow card 87'
Mahrez Goal 99'
Stadium: KC Stadium
Attendance: 16,818
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Penalties
Hernández Penalty scored
Maloney Penalty scored
Huddlestone Penalty scored
Akpom Penalty scored
Meyler Penalty scored
Penalty missed Mahrez
Penalty scored Drinkwater
Penalty scored Inler
Penalty scored Wasilewski
Penalty scored Vardy

Awards[edit]

Club awards[edit]

At the end of the season, Leicester's annual award ceremony, including categories voted for by the players and backroom staff, the supporters, saw the players recognized for their achievements for the club throughout the 2015–16 season.

Player of the Year Award Algeria Riyad Mahrez
Young Player of the Year Award Ghana Jeff Schlupp
Players' Player of the Year Award France N'Golo Kanté
Academy Player of the Year Award England Admiral Muskwe
Under-21 Player of the Year Award England Ben Chilwell
Goal of the Season Award England Jamie Vardy vs. Liverpool, 2 February 2016
Performance of the Season vs. Manchester City, 6 February 2016

Divisional awards[edit]

Date Nation Winner Award
October 2015 England Jamie Vardy Premier League Player of the Month[56]
November 2015 England Jamie Vardy Premier League Player of the Month[57]
November 2015 Italy Claudio Ranieri Premier League Manager of the Month[57]
March 2016 Italy Claudio Ranieri Premier League Manager of the Month
April 2016 Italy Claudio Ranieri Premier League Manager of the Month
Season Italy Claudio Ranieri Premier League Manager of the Season
Season England Jamie Vardy Premier League Player of the Season
Season Algeria Riyad Mahrez PFA Players' Player of the Year[58]
Season England Jamie Vardy FWA Footballer of the Year[58][59]
Season Jamaica Wes Morgan Premier League Team of the Year[60]
Season France N'Golo Kanté Premier League Team of the Year[60]
Season Algeria Riyad Mahrez Premier League Team of the Year[60]
Season England Jamie Vardy Premier League Team of the Year[60]

Club statistics[edit]

All data from LCFC.com

Appearances[edit]

  • Starts + Substitute appearances.
  • Italics indicates loan player.
  • Asterisks indicates player left mid-season.
  • Hash symbol indicates player retired mid-season.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Denmark Kasper Schmeichel 40 0 38 0 2 0 0 0
2 DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 15 1 7+5 1 1 0 1+1 0
4 MF England Danny Drinkwater 37 2 35 2 1 0 0+1 0
5 DF Jamaica Wes Morgan 38 2 38 2 0 0 0 0
6 DF Germany Robert Huth 35 3 35 3 0 0 0 0
7 MF England Dean Hammond 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 MF England Matty James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW England Jamie Vardy 38 24 36 24 0+1 0 0+1 0
10 MF Wales Andy King 29 3 9+16 2 2 0 2 1
11 MF England Marc Albrighton 42 2 34+4 2 0+2 0 2 0
12 GK England Ben Hamer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 DF Ghana Daniel Amartey 5 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF France N'Golo Kanté 40 1 33+4 1 1 0 1+1 0
15 MF Ghana Jeff Schlupp 26 1 14+10 1 0 0 0+2 0
16 MF Wales Tom Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 DF England Danny Simpson 32 0 30 0 1 0 1 0
18 DF England Liam Moore 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 FW Croatia Andrej Kramarić 5 1 0+2 0 0 0 3 1
20 FW Japan Shinji Okazaki 39 6 28+8 5 0+2 1 1 0
22 MF England Demarai Gray 14 0 1+11 0 2 0 0 0
23 FW Argentina Leonardo Ulloa 33 6 7+22 6 2 0 2 0
24 MF England Nathan Dyer 14 1 0+12 1 2 0 0 0
26 MF Algeria Riyad Mahrez 39 18 36+1 17 0 0 0+2 1
27 DF Poland Marcin Wasilewski 9 1 3+1 0 2 1 3 0
28 DF Austria Christian Fuchs 34 0 30+2 0 0 0 2 0
29 DF Tunisia Yohan Benalouane 9 0 0+4 0 2 0 3 0
30 DF England Ben Chilwell 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
32 GK Australia Mark Schwarzer 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
33 MF Switzerland Gökhan Inler 10 0 3+2 0 2 0 3 0
36 FW England Joe Dodoo 4 4 0+1 0 0 0 3 4

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Pos. No. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW 9 England Jamie Vardy 24 0 0 24
2 MF 26 Algeria Riyad Mahrez 17 0 1 18
3 FW 23 Argentina Leonardo Ulloa 6 0 0 6
FW 20 Japan Shinji Okazaki 5 1 0 6
5 FW 36 England Joe Dodoo 0 0 4 4
6 DF 6 Germany Robert Huth 3 0 0 3
MF 10 Wales Andy King 2 0 1 3
8 MF 11 England Marc Albrighton 2 0 0 2
DF 5 Jamaica Wes Morgan 2 0 0 2
MF 4 England Danny Drinkwater 2 0 0 2
11 DF 2 Belgium Ritchie De Laet 1 0 0 1
MF 24 England Nathan Dyer 1 0 0 1
MF 15 Ghana Jeff Schlupp 1 0 0 1
MF 14 France N'Golo Kanté 1 0 0 1
FW 19 Croatia Andrej Kramarić 0 0 1 1
DF 27 Poland Marcin Wasilewski 0 1 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 1
Total 68 2 7 77

Captains[edit]

  • Only counts starts as captain

No. Position Nation Name Starts
5 CB Jamaica Wes Morgan 38
1 GK Denmark Kasper Schmeichel 2
10 CM Wales Andy King 2
7 CM England Dean Hammond 1

Suspensions[edit]

Date Incurred Nation Name Games Missed Reason
24 October 2015 Ghana Jeff Schlupp 1 Yellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow card
14 December 2015 Germany Robert Huth 1 Yellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow card
14 February 2016 England Danny Simpson 1 Yellow card Yellow-red card (vs. Arsenal)
17 April 2016 England Jamie Vardy 2 Yellow card Yellow-red card (vs. West Ham United)
1 May 2016 England Danny Drinkwater 1 Yellow card Yellow-red card (vs. Manchester United)

Season summary[edit]

Games played 43 (38 Premier League) (2 FA Cup) (3 League Cup)
Games won 25 (23 Premier League) (0 FA Cup) (2 League Cup)
Games drawn 14 (12 Premier League) (1 FA Cup) (1 League Cup)
Games lost 4 (3 Premier League) (1 FA Cup)
Goals scored 76 (67 Premier League) (2 FA Cup) (7 League Cup)
Goals conceded 42 (35 Premier League) (4 FA Cup) (3 League Cup)
Goal difference +34 (+32 Premier League) (-2 FA Cup) (+4 League Cup)
Clean sheets 14 (14 Premier League)
Most appearances 42 Appearances (England Marc Albrighton)
Top scorer 24 Goals (England Jamie Vardy)
Winning Percentage Overall: 21/36 (58.33%)

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