- Full Name
- Marc Albrighton
- Date of Birth
- 18 November 1989
- 5'9" (175cm)
- 11st 9lbs (74kg)
- Professional Debut
- 15 August 2009
Exciting winger Marc Albrighton ended a long association with Aston Villa in the summer of 2014 when he agreed to become a Leicester City player.
He had spent 16 years with the West Midlands club, progressing through their academy ranks until his contract expired in 2013/14.
Albrighton burst onto the scene in 2009 when he made his Aston Villa debut in a UEFA Cup tie against CSKA Moscow, and has since appeared a further 100 times for the club.
Of those 101 appearances for Villa, 86 came in the Premier League, as well as seven goals - the first coming in a 2-1 defeat against Spurs and White Hart Lane in October 2010.
The 2013/14 season saw the highly-rated Albrighton enjoy a four-game spell on loan with Championship side Wigan Athletic between October and November, before returning to Villa Park and playing his way back into the side for the remainder of the campaign.
Albrighton made his debut for the Foxes in the defeat to Chelsea in early August, eventually notching 20 appearances in all competitions in the 2014/15 campaign.
The lively wideman scored his first goal in a City shirt against Chelsea in April, before hammering in an unstoppable strike against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season. His performances throughout April and May played a huge part in Leicester’s surge to survival.
Playing an instrumental role in City’s 2015/16 title triumph, Marc featured in every Premier League game, scoring twice in the process.
In August 2016, he signed a new contract that runs until 2020 at Leicester City.
During City’s debut UEFA Champions League campaign, the winger became the first player in the Club’s history to score in the prestigious competition, netting in the 3-0 victory at Club Brugge.
Albrighton's most productive season in City colours followed in 2017/18, when he registered seven assists and scored twice for the Foxes.
He was the joint-third-highest English assist-maker in the Premier League that term.