Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Foxes
Leicester City FC was founded as Leicester Fosse in 1884. The club was elected into the Football League in 1894 and renamed Leicester City in 1919. The Foxes have won several Second Division titles over the years and they finished as runners-up of the First Division in 1929. They missed out on the title by just one point to Sheffield Wednesday. Leicester won the League Cup in 1964, which was their first major trophy. The Foxes had previously come close to winning the FA Cup, reaching four finals in total between 1949 and 1969. Leicester City endured two further narrow defeats at Wembley Stadium in the early 1990s, this time in the play-off finals. After coming close to promotion in 1992 and 1993, the Foxes finally made it to the Premiership in 1994. Martin O’Neill took over as manager one year later. He led the club to two League Cup trophies, four consecutive top ten finishes in the league and qualification for UEFA Cup competition. This was the most successful era at Leicester City to date.
Personalised Leicester Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Leicester City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Foxes. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Leicester Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Leicester City memorabilia collection.
Leicester City Football Book Coverage
This Leicester Football Book opens with the club gaining promotion to Division Two in 1908. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Top stories in the Leicester City Football Book include promotion to Division One in 1925 and terrific reports on the Foxes’ Cup final matches. The Gift Book features the FA Cup final in 1949 against Wolves, 1961 against Spurs, 1963 against Manchester United, and 1969 against Manchester City. Also included is coverage of Leicester City’s great League Cup win in 1964 and the final against Chelsea in 1965. Read about the signing of the 17 year old Peter Shilton in 1967, the departure on Gary Lineker in 1985 and promotion to the Premiership in 1994. The Leicester City Book also contains many other great results and exciting games. More recent coverage includes the appointment of Martin O’Neill in 1995, winning the Coca Cola Cup in 1997 against Middlesbrough, and beating Tranmere Rovers 2-1 in the Football League Cup final in 2000.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Leicester City’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Leicester memorabilia.
Leicester City Memorabilia
If you are a collector of Leicester memorabilia or looking for other Leicester gifts, why not consider our Leicester City Calendar or Leicester City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Foxes’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Leicester fans. Other Leicester City presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Leicester City T-Shirts.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Leicester City was originally named Leicester Fosse, as the team used to play on a field close to Fosse Road.
- Leicester won promotion to the top flight for the first time in 1908.
- Leicester City thrashed Portsmouth 10-0 on the way to their highest ever finish in the First Division in 1929.
- The Foxes contest the "M69 Derby" with rivals Coventry City. The clubs are just twenty-four miles apart and they are connected by the motorway.
- Leicester played seven matches at Wembley between 1990 and 2000, including three League Cup finals and four play-off finals. Only Arsenal and Manchester United played more games at Wembley Stadium during this period.