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Memories In White: Pick Up City’s 2020/21 White Away Shirt As We Recall More Kits From History

With Leicester City’s 2020/21 adidas white away shirt available in all sizes ahead of Christmas, LCFC.com looks back on some memorable moments in white throughout the Club’s history.

- LCFC.com revisits five notable moments in white kits from the archives 
- Wembley-clinching clashes and the Foxes’ UEFA Champions League bow feature in the list
- Leicester City’s latest all-white effort is available to buy now on LCFC.com/shop

White kits have been a constant throughout Leicester City’s decorated past, so with the colour returning on the Club’s away shirts for 2020/21, what better time to recall five moments in white from the records…

1949 FA Cup Semi-Final | Portsmouth 1 Leicester City 3 | Highbury

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City vs. Portsmouth in the FA Cup Semi-Final
City vs. Portsmouth in the FA Cup Semi-Final

City reached the Club's maiden FA Cup Final adorning a white kit in 1949.

Victory over First Division champions Portsmouth in the post-war era resulted in City’s first-ever FA Cup Final at a time when the team were fighting relegation from the old Second Division. Future England star Don Revie scored twice for the Foxes, wearing LCFC white, to book a historic trip to Wembley.

1972/73 season

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1972/73 home kit
1972/73 home kit

Leicester wore a white home kit for one season only in 1972/73.

In 1972/73, the Club adopted, for one season only, an all-white home kit with blue trim. The man behind the decision to adopt the strip was Leicester City manager, Jimmy Bloomfield, whose decision was influenced by senior players at the Club.

An impressive array of Foxes stars wore this white home shirt. In addition to Frank Worthington and Alan Birchenall, Steve Whitworth, Keith Weller and Mike Stringfellow also adorned these colours.

1997 League Cup Semi-Final second leg | Wimbledon Leicester City 1 | Selhurst Park

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City vs. Wimbledon in League Cup Semi-Final
City vs. Wimbledon in League Cup Semi-Final

Muzzy Izzet in action wearing a white away kit in the run to the 1997 League Cup Final.

Another standout moment in white was Martin O’Neill’s side’s passage to their first League Cup Final under his stewardship in 1997.

The 1996-98 white kit was worn on an unforgettable night in which Simon Grayson scored an equalising header against Wimbledon to secure a place at Wembley. Garry Parker’s two goal line clearances deep into extra-time, as City desperately held on, are part of the Club’s folklore.

The Foxes would go on to lift the cup after defeating Middlesbrough in a replay of the final at Hillsborough.

2015/16 Premier League | West Ham 1 Leicester City 2 | Upton Park

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Shinji Okazaki
Shinji Okazaki

The Foxes got off to a superb start in 2015/16, following a home win over Sunderland with an away success at West Ham.

In what was Leicester City’s first away game - and victory on the road - of the extraordinary, 5000-1 odds title-winning campaign, strikes from Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez were enough to seal all three points for Claudio Ranieri’s men in the capital.

The Foxes turned out in their all-white 2015/16 away kit at Upton Park on that sunny August afternoon. They would go on to be defeated on just three occasions in the top-flight throughout the course of the Football Club’s greatest-ever season.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League | Club Brugge 0 Leicester City 3 | Jan Breydel Stadium

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Marc Albrighton
Marc Albrighton

City made a winning start to the life in the UEFA Champions League in Bruges, adorning an iconic white kit.

As a result of City’s Premier League triumph, they embarked upon their maiden UEFA Champions League journey in 2016/17. The Foxes got off to a brilliant start in Europe, with Marc Albrighton bagging their first strike in Europe’s platinum knockout competition against Belgian outfit Club Brugge.

The title winners took to the field for their European curtain-raiser in a pinstripe white kit and would notch a further two goals in it courtesy of a Riyad Mahrez double, which included a spectacular first-half free kick to follow Albrighton’s opener. 

Foxes fans can order the new 2020/21 adidas white away shirt for delivery HERE, with an option to buy complete with UEFA Europa League sleeve badges. The shirt is also stocked in the Foxes Fanstore and will be available to purchase in person, once the Fanstore reopens its doors.

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