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Posted 3rd February 2015 at 10:31 am

A defender that played a significant role in City’s 2015/16 Premier League triumph...

Robert Huth joined the Club on a three-year deal from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee, becoming City’s second signing in the summer of 2015 following the addition of Austrian defender Christian Fuchs. 

The German’s move to King Power Stadium came on the back of a string of stellar performances for the Foxes during a 14-game loan spell last season – displays which quickly endeared him to the City supporters. 

Alongside Wes Morgan and Marcin Wasilewski, the 6ft 3ins German defender played a key role in helping guide the team to survival. 

With power, pedigree and presence in defence, Huth and his defensive colleagues helped the team to an impressive five clean sheets from City’s final seven Premier League fixtures. 

As well as being a formidable opponent in his own box, Huth also carries a threat in attack, as he proved with his first goal for the Foxes against West Brom. 

His powerful header on 80 minutes at the Hawthorns levelled the score at 2-2 and set the stage for Jamie Vardy’s unforgettable winner. 

In a career that began at Chelsea in 2002, Huth’s considerable talents have seen him secure two Premier League titles during Jose Mourinho's first spell at Stamford Bridge, as well as representing his country on 19 occasions, including during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. 

Huth made his Chelsea bow at the age of 17 under Claudio Ranieri, and despite initially finding his playing time limited as he battled it out with the likes of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho for a place in the starting XI, he did enough to earn a move to Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £6 million in 2006. 

During Huth’s first two seasons at the Riverside Stadium, injuries restricted his playing time, but he bounced back with some typically commanding and impressive performances in 2008/09. 

Huth earned a number of Premier League admirers and his services were secured in August 2009 by Stoke, where he went on to establish himself as an important part of the team as well as being popular on the terraces. 

During his first full season at City, Huth helped them to their first top flight title in their 132-year history, scoring three huge goals in the process – two in the 3-1 victory at Manchester City and a late winner against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur. 

Huth hit a milestone total of 300 Premier League appearances during the 2016/17 campaign, underlining his vast experience at the pinnacle of English football.

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