Leicester City

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Leicester City's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Steve Walsh 59%
2 Matt Elliott 26%
3 David Nish 6%
3 Colin Appleton 6%
4 Johnny Duncan 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Steve Walsh - Captained Leicester for much of the 1990s. Captain for much of Brian Little's time (but not 1994 Play-Off Final), for Martin O'Neill's 1996 Play-Off Final winners, and for 1997 and 1999 League Cup Finals, winning in 1997).

Matt Elliott- Captained Leicester to League Cup win at Wembley in 2000.

David Nish - Captained Leicester to FA Cup final (youngest ever captain in FA Cup Final history) in 1969 and to Second Division title (1971).

Colin Appleton- Captained the Foxes in 1963 FA Cup Final, the 1964  League Cup  Final (winners) and 1965 League Cup Final. Also captained Leicester to their second highest ever league position (4th in 1963).

Johnny Duncan - Captained Leicester to Second Division title (1925) and then to within one point of winning the old First Division title (1929).

 

  Who is Leicester City's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Gordon Banks 37%
2 Steve Walsh 32%
3 Keith Weller 20%
4 Arthur Chandler 8%
5 Sep Smith 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Gordon Banks - Arguably the greatest goalkeeper to ever play the game, Banks played for Leicester City for eight years, winning the World Cup with England during that time. Played in two League Cup Finals and two FA Cup Finals for the Foxes.

Arthur Chandler - The club's record goalscorer, he scored 273 goals in 419 games between 1923 and 1935, including 17 hat-tricks - another club record.

Keith Weller - One of the most popular, talented and entertaining players in the club's history, Weller lit up the Jimmy Bloomfield era between 1971 and 1978. Scorer and creator of some of the Foxes' most iconic goals.

Sep Smith - The club's longest-serving player, Sep spent 20 seasons with the Foxes and made 373 first class appearances between 1929 and 1949. But for the Second World War, he surely have passed the club's all-time appearance record. A City legend regarded among those who saw him as among the greatest to wear the shirt.

Steve Walsh - The embodiment of the passion and commitment demanded by the City faithful in the 1980s and 90s. Walsh played in six out of seven Wembley appearances the club made from 1992-2000, winning promotion to the Premier League in 1994 and 1996 and lifting the League Cup as captain in 1997.

 

  Who is Leicester City's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Martin O'Neill 86%
2 Matt Gillies 7%
3 Brian Little 4%
4 Peter Hodge 2%
5 Johnny Duncan 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were:

Peter Hodge – Laid the foundations for the club's first golden age in the 1920s.

Matt Gillies – He was the manager for 10 years in the top flight - 1958-1968. Led the Foxes to FA Cup Finals in 1961 and 1963. Guided them to League Cup success in 1964, and finished as runners-up in the same competition a year later.

Johnny Duncan – A former club captain who went on to lead the club into its first FA Cup Final as manager in 1949.

Brian Little - Took over with club rock bottom of Division Two in 1991. Reached three successive Play-Off Finals, culminating in promotion to the Premier League in 1994.

Martin O'Neill - Won promotion to the Premier League in 1996 and went on to achieve four successive top-10 finishes in the top flight. Leicester were League Cup winners in 1997 and 2000 under O'Neill, as well as League Cup finalists in 1999.