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Leicester City Football Club
The Walkers Stadium
Filbert Way
Leicester
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Formed in 1884 as Leicester Fosse Football Club the club was somewhat nomadic in its early years, playing at some six different grounds before settling on Filbert Street in 1891. This was to be the club's home for 111 years until they moved to the 32,500 seat Walkers Stadium for the start of the 2002-03 season. In 1891 the club joined the Midland League. After some very successful seasons, they were elected to the Football League Second Division in 1894. Up until the First World War, the club enjoyed mixed success having to apply for re-election in 1904 and being promoted briefly to the First Division in 1908. After the war, Leicester Fosse was wound up due to financial problems and replaced by Leicester City Football Club, so named as Leicester had just been granted city status earlier in the year. The team enjoyed its highest league placing in 1928-29, finishing runners-up in Division One. Since then the club has managed to stay mostly in the top two divisions, with their longest stay in the top flight being from 1957 to 1969. Since its formation in 1992, the club has had several brief stays in the Premier League.


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