Garry Parker & Steve Claridge

‘A Great Honour’ – Claridge’s Magical Foxes Memories

Steve Claridge was a Leicester City player for only 755 of the 50,563 days since the Club’s first-ever competitive fixture, but few individuals have left such an indelible mark on the Foxes.
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A career which began in 1983 and would last over 1,000 games seemed to be in an autumnal moment when then-City manager Martin O’Neill persuaded the board to spend the bulk of the Club's budget on the forward from Birmingham City.

“Steve Claridge is a top-class player who can prove vital for what we are trying to achieve – promotion.” That’s what O’Neill told the assembled media at Belvoir Drive upon confirmation of the deal, which could climb to £1.3M if an array of clauses were met at Filbert Street.

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