Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (Thai: วิชัย ศรีวัฒนประภา; born Vichai Raksriaksorn (Thai: วิชัย รักศรีอักษร); 4 April 1958 – 27 October 2018) was a Thai billionaire businessman and the founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free. [25] They thus completed, mathematically, the best escape from relegation ever seen in the Premier League as no team had previously had less than 20 points from 29 games and stayed up. Speedie became the subject of much hatred amongst Leicester City supporters, but signed for the club a year later. Since 2018, Leicester City's kit has been manufactured by German sportswear companyAdidas. Their longest run of consecutive victories in the league is nine, which they achieved between 21 December 2013 and 1 February 2014 (in the Championship). [36], Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium, shortly after taking off from the pitch on 27 October 2018. After a bad start to the season and a bout of illness, Matt Gillies resigned in November 1968. A number of newspapers described Leicester's title win as the greatest sporting shock ever; multiple bookmakers had never paid out at such long odds for any sport. Vardy's goal at Sunderland on 10 April 2016 saw him become the first player since Gary Lineker in 1984–85 to score 20 top flight goals for the club, having already become Leicester's highest Premier League scorer in a single season. Frank McLintock, a noted player for seven years for Leicester successful period from the late Fifties to the mid Sixties, succeeded Jimmy Bloomfield in 1977. Their lowest ever league finish was first in League One in 2008–09.

[15] Vichai was married to Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha, with whom he had four children: Voramas, Apichet, Aroonroong, and Aiyawatt. [27] Unfortunately, Wallace was unable to keep Leicester in Division One, but they reached the FA Cup semi-final in 1982. [115], Graham Cross holds the record for the most Leicester appearances, with the defender playing 599 games between 1960–1976, although Adam Black holds the record for the most appearances in the league with 528 between 1920–1935. Leicester became known for their counterattacking style of play, "incredible pace in the areas it is most essential" and defensive solidarity. For the first half, the post horn has been played live on pitch by Paul Hing since 2009. [19] As a young man, Vichai had studied in Taiwan and the United States. Bookmakers thought Leicester's victory was so unlikely that Ladbrokes and William Hill offered odds of 5,000–1 for it at the start of the season. A letter written by Top has been mailed to City supporters ahead of the crunch final game against Manchester United on Sunday in which Champions League qualification can be secured. In 1963, Leicester chased the double. [citation needed] On 10 February 2011, Vichai Raksriaksorn, part of the Thai-based Asia Football Investments consortium, was appointed new chairman of the club after Mandarić left in November to take over Sheffield Wednesday. The following players have been selected by their country while being playing for Leicester City (including players both on loan at and away from the club). [20], In his spare time Vichai was an avid polo player, and owned the VR Polo Club in Bangkok. [10] This is the record for the most FA Cup final appearances without winning the trophy. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saw the crash that killed Leicester City's chairman and four others. An East Midlands derby is any match involving two of these three clubs. [12], In May 2017, he bought his second football club, OH Leuven in Belgium. On 13 September 2007, Mandarić announced Gary Megson as the new manager of the club, citing Megson's "wealth of experience" as a deciding factor in the appointment. It’s been a sharp rise for City over the past decade with the club only a year out of League One when King Power took the reins in August 2010. It is a vision the Srivaddhanaprabha family, the Board of Directors, management, players and staff remain wholly committed to turning into Khun Vichai’s legacy. Ian Holloway was sacked and replaced by Nigel Pearson, who led Leicester straight to the League One title, leading the division for much of the season, also going a club record 23 league games unbeaten. On 25 October 2019, Leicester City set the record for the highest margin of away victory in the English top tier, defeating Southampton 9–0 at St Mary's Stadium.
Formed in 1884 by a group of old boys of Wyggeston School as "Leicester Fosse", the club joined The Football Association (FA) in 1890. It is a vision the Srivaddhanaprabha family, the Board of Directors, management, players and staff remain … Leicester won just five league matches all season. The club became the third English team to win on their Champions League debut, after Manchester United in 1994 and Newcastle United in 1997.

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