History of Leicester City F.C.

History Of Leicester City F.C.

History of Leicester City F.C.

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Leicester Fosse (1884–1919)

The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse because it played on a field by the Fosse Road. Before moving to Filbert Street in 1891, the club played at five different grounds. The club joined the Football Association in 1890. It joined in the Midland League in 1891, and after finishing second was elected to the Division Two of the Football League in 1894. The first ever league game was a 4–3 defeat at Grimsby, but a week later at Filbert Street the club recorded its first league win against Rotherham. The club's largest win to date, 13–0 against Notts Olympic in a FA Cup qualifying game was also recorded in that season.

In 1904, the club successfully re-applied for membership of the Football League. In 1908 the club finished as Second Division runners-up and reached the First Division, but went back down again after just one season. In 1909, the club recorded its worst ever defeat, a 12–0 drubbing against Nottingham Forest.

Leicester City is born (1919–1939)

The club was re-elected to the Football League for the last time to date in 1915, when the League was suspended for four years due to a financial scandal and the First World War. Leicester were playing in a regional league organised for Midlands clubs in this period. Due to financial problems, Leicester Fosse had ceased to exist when the League resumed in 1919. The club was reformed as "Leicester City Football Club", particularly appropriate as the borough of...
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