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Academy Graduates

The Leicester City Academy has produced players who have featured at all levels of English football. Here are some of our success stories.

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Peter Shilton
Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton

Made his Leicester City debut in 1966.
Made over 1,000 league appearances.
Played for Leicester City, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Derby County, Plymouth Argyle, Bolton Wanderers and Leyton Orient.
All-time record cap holder for England with 125 caps between 1970-1990.
Joint record holder for number of clean sheets in World Cups with 10.
First Division Championship winner 1977-78 (Nottingham Forest).
European Cup winner 1979, 1980 (Nottingham Forest).
PFA Player of the Year 1978.

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Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker

A product of City's Academy, Gary Lineker was a key man for England too.

Gary Lineker

Made his Leicester City debut in 1977.
Scored 243 goals in just 466 club appearances.
Played for Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Nagoya Grampus Eight.
England’s third leading goalscorer of all-time with 48 goals in 80 caps.
Second Division title winner 1980 (Leicester City).
Cope Del Rey winner 1988 (Barcelona).
European Cup Winners Cup winner 1989 (Barcelona).
FA Cup winner 1991 (Tottenham Hotspur).
PFA Player of the Year 1985-1986.
World Cup Golden Boot 1986 (6 goals).

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Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

Heskey enjoyed six successful seasons as a senior player at Leicester City.

Emile Heskey

Made his Leicester City debut in 1995.
Scored 164 goals in 633 appearances at club level.
Played for Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, Newcastle Jets and Bolton Wanderers.
Earned 62 caps for England, scoring seven goals.
Represented England at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups, the 2004 EURO.
Sold to Liverpool for a once-Club record fee of £11 million in 2000.
League Cup winner 1997, 2000 (Leicester City) 2001, 2003 (Liverpool).
FA Cup winner 2001 (Liverpool).
UEFA Cup winner 2001 (Liverpool).

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Andy King
Andy King

Andy King

Made his Leicester City debut in 2007.
Has made over 360 First Team appearance, scoring over 60 goals.
Represented Wales at U19, U21 and senior level with over 35 caps.
Premier Academy League winner 2006-07.
Sky Bet League 1 title winner 2008-09 (Leicester City).
Leicester City Young Player of the Year 2008-09.
Players’ Player of the Year 2009-10 (joint winner), 2010/2011.
Sky Bet Championship title winner 2013-14 (Leicester City).
Premier League title winner 2015-16 (Leicester City).
Helped Wales reach the semi-finals of the 2016 EURO in France.
Went out on loan to Swansea City in January 2018.

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Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell

Made his Leicester City debut in October 2015.
Impressed for Huddersfield Town in an eight-game loan spell in late 2015.
Played twice against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup in January 2016.
Voted Academy Player of the Year at the 2014/15 Season Awards.
Appeared for England’s Under-18s, Under-19s, Under-20s and Under-21s.
Captained England’s Under-20s in 5-0 win over Czech Republic in 2017.
Represented City in the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals in 2017.
Made senior England debut from the bench against Switzerland at King Power Stadium in September 2018.
Started for England for the first time in a Nations League tie at Croatia in October 2018.

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Jeff Schlupp
Jeff Schlupp

Jeff Schlupp

Made his Leicester City debut in August 2011.
Made over 120 appearances for Leicester City since his debut, scoring 10 times.
Appeared as a striker, winger and left back during his time with the Club.
Represented Germany at Under-19 level in 2010.
Made his full international debut for Ghana in November 2011, later making another 14 caps.
Scored six times in nine appearances for Brentford during a loan spell in the 2010/11 season.
LCFC Academy Player of the Year 2010/11 and Young Player in 2015/16.
Won the Sky Bet Championship and Premier League titles with the Club in 2014 and 2016.
Represented the Foxes in the UEFA Champions League.
Joined Crystal Palace in 2017.

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Liam Moore
Liam Moore

Liam Moore

Made his Leicester City debut against Crystal Palace in January 2012.
 Made over 50 appearances for the Club, scoring once, against Wigan Athletic.
Can operate at both centre back and right back.
Featured heavily for the First Team during the 2013/14 season.
Spent time on loan with Bradford City and Brentford since coming through the Academy ranks.
Made his debut for England Under-21s against Northern Ireland in November 2012.
Helped Reading reach the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final.

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Josh Knight
Josh Knight

Knight made his first team debut in 2017/18.

Josh Knight

Made his Leicester City senior debut against Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup in August 2017.

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Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes

Came off the bench to represent Leicester City in the UEFA Champions League against FC Porto in the 2016/17 season.
Impressed during loan spells with MK Dons in Sky Bet League 1 and Championship outfit Barnsley.
Made his full debut in the Emirates FA Cup verses Fleetwood Town in January 2018.
Scored regularly while on loan with West Bromwich Albion in the 2018/19 season.

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First Foxes appearance
First Foxes appearance

Choudhury made his senior Club debut in an EFL Cup clash against Liverpool in September 2017.

Hamza Choudhury

Enjoyed two loan spells with Burton Albion in Sky Bet League 1 and the Championship.
Appeared for the first time for the seniors in the Carabao Cup against Liverpool in 2017/18.
Later that season, he also made his Premier League debut from the bench in a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

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