Five Unbreakable Leicester City Records
- Jamie Vardy set a new record of scoring in nine consecutive Barclays Premier League games at the weekend
- Former striker Arthur Chandler once scored in eight consecutive league and cup games
- Vardy is now one game short of Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of 10
After Jamie Vardy scored in his ninth consecutive Premier League game at the weekend, LCFC.com decided to take a look at five other ‘unbreakable’ Leicester City records.
The only other player to have come close to Vardy’s astonishing run was City’s goalscoring great Arthur Chandler, who scored in eight straight games in 1924/25 (seven league and one cup) – a mark that few imagined could be beaten.
But with Vardy now writing his name into the Leicester City history books, we’ve picked out five other Club records that look like standing the test of time.
Most goals in a game
Two legendary Leicester City strikers share the distinction of scoring a remarkable six goals in a game for the Club – Johnny Duncan and Arthur Chandler. Duncan’s six came on Christmas Day in 1924 during a 7-0 thrashing of Port Vale in the second tier. Chandler’s six arrived in a 10-0 top-flight victory over Portsmouth in 1928. Famously, five swans flew overhead after Chandler’s fifth goal and after a sixth flew past moments later the crowd called for another goal, to which the great striker obliged.
Most consecutive appearances
Between January 1975 and March 1982, Leicester City goalkeeper Mark Wallington played in a remarkable 331 consecutive games for the Club. An injury eventually ended the run in the 1981/82 campaign, but nonetheless, it’s a sequence that will take some beating.
Most league goals in a season
While Jamie Vardy’s 12 goals in 12 games so far this campaign are mightily impressive, he still has some way to go to match the great Arthur Rowley. During City’s promotion campaign of 1956/57 he scored a phenomenal 44 goals in 42 games – a record that has stood unchallenged for 58 years.
Most consecutive wins
Chalking up back-to-back victories is tough enough, but during the 1962/63 season, Matt Gillies masterminded a brilliant run of 10 consecutive wins for Leicester City. That sequence included seven league wins and another three in the cup. The Foxes finished an impressive fourth in the top-flight that term.
It’s rare that a team reaches double figures in a game, particularly in the modern era, so it’s difficult to imagine City’s 10-0 top-flight win over Portsmouth in 1928 being topped any time soon. The great Arthur Chandler scored six in that win and although other City teams have come close, none have gone beyond 10 goals. In 1952 Derek Hines scored five times in a 9-2 win over Lincoln while in the 1964/65 season City won 8-1 away to Coventry in the League Cup.
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