Shinji Okazaki's 2015/16 home shirt

Links With The Past: Okazaki, Kanté and Mahrez's Title-Winning Shirts

On the fifth anniversary of Leicester City being confirmed as Premier League champions (2 May), Club Historian John Hutchinson's Links With The Past series continues by featuring shirts worn by three of the stars.
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Five years ago, Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes were confirmed as English champions. This was because, on 2 May, 2016, Tottenham Hotspur, City’s closest rivals for the title, could only draw with Chelsea, making it impossible for them to catch Leicester.

In the Club’s heritage collection, there are many shirts from across the years, but the most iconic ones are surely the blue, black and white jerseys worn by the Foxes during that momentous season.

For the 2015/16 season, Leicester reverted to an all-blue home strip for the first time since 2008/09. This blue home shirt, pictured, was worn by Japan international Shinji Okazaki in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium on 22 August, 2015.

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N'Golo Kanté's 2015/16 away shirt
N'Golo Kanté's 2015/16 away shirt

While this very shirt was worn by N'Golo Kanté at Bury in the League Cup, it was also used in Premier League games at Everton and Arsenal.

Players who made their City debuts wearing this shirt included two other stalwarts of the side, Christian Fuchs and N’Golo Kanté.

Three days after the Tottenham game, the 2015/16 black away shirt, illustrated here, was worn by Kanté when he made his first start for City in a second-round League Cup tie at Bury. Also making first starts for the Foxes in this game were Gökhan Inler and Yohan Benalouane.

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Riyad Mahrez's 2015/16 away shirt
Riyad Mahrez's 2015/16 away shirt

Algerian wizard Riyad Mahrez found the net for the Foxes wearing this shirt at West Ham in August 2015.

This white shirt was worn by Mahrez for the first away game of the title-winning season, which was a fixture at West Ham United. It was the first time that this shirt, part of an all-white third kit, was worn.

The match marked the last-ever visit of City to the Boleyn Ground, prior to West Ham's move to the Olympic Stadium used during the 2012 Olympic Games, now called London Stadium. The Foxes marked the occasion by winning the game 2-1 with goals from Mahrez and Okazaki.

All three of these shirts, worn by three of the stars, were made available to the Club by long standing fan Rob O’Donnell.

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