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Posted 16th July 2012 at 09:00 am

Andy is the Club's leading goalscorer from midfield...

King earned a reputation as one of the Football League’s finest young attacking midfielders after graduating from the Leicester City Academy in 2007. 

A naturally-talented player with excellent vision and poise, King’s sense of timing and opportunity has seen him reach double-figures in a number of seasons – hitting a career high of 16 during 2010/11. 

The long-serving Academy graduate is the highest scoring midfielder in the Club’s history, while he has also flourished on the international stage. 

Andy joined the City Academy in 2004 and played an instrumental part in the side that went on to win the FA Premier Academy League in 2007. 

The midfielder signed a two-year contract with the Foxes in the summer of 2007, and went on to make his full debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers in October that year. 

King went on to make a total of 12 starts during his first full senior season and his spectacular strike against Southampton was nominated for the Club's Goal of the Season Award. 

He played a key role in City’s League 1 title-winning campaign of 2008/09, before stepping into the Championship and truly bolstering his reputation. 

He scored 11 times in his first season at that level as City reached the Championship play-offs, and then 16 times the following campaign to be named in the PFA Team of the Year for the Championship. 

After playing an instrumental role in promotion back to England’s top flight, the central midfielder scored two huge goals as City completed one of the greatest escapes in Premier League history. 

King netted the winner in a 2-1 victory over West Ham United in April 2015, before helping secure three points against Swansea City two weeks later. 

More successes followed with the Club for King in 2015/16, as he became the only player in the Premier League era to lift all three of England’s top league trophies.

On the international stage, he has equalled John O’Neill’s record of 39 caps while at City and in the summer of 2016, he became only the second player in the Club’s history to make an appearance in the semi-finals of a major tournament.

The Academy graduate signed a new contract with the Club in July 2016, keeping him at King Power Stadium until 2020. 

Career History