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Posted 16th July 2012 at 09:00 am

Andy has been one of the Foxes’ leading performers in recent seasons...

King earned a reputation as one of the Football League’s finest young attacking midfielders since 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 the scoring stakes in three of the last six seasons – hitting a career high of 16 during 2010/11. 

The long-serving Academy graduate now has over 50 Leicester City goals to his name in over 250 appearances, making him the highest scoring midfielder in the Club’s history. 

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. 

A regular in the senior Wales squad, King signed a long-term contract with the Foxes in April 2011, keeping him at King Power Stadium until June 2015.

Career History