Wes Morgan

Wes Morgan

Wes Morgan made history in 2016 as the first Leicester City captain to ever lift English football's top tier title while also representing the Club in the UEFA Champions League and continuing to be an immense presence both on and off the field of play.
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Full Name
Wes Morgan
Date of Birth
21 January 1984
6'1" (186cm)
15st 13lbs (101kg)
Professional Debut
11 May 2010

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In 2014, Morgan was Leicester's skipper as the Club ended a 10-year exile from the Premier League as Sky Bet Championship champions, before lifting the biggest prize in England just two years later.

He also captained the Foxes during their intrepid run to the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals in 2016/17 and continues to be an essential presence in the dressing room for Brendan Rodgers.

Morgan was signed from East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest by former manager Nigel Pearson in January 2012 and has been nothing short of a colossus in defence for the Club ever since.

His leadership in 2012/13 brought him many plaudits and eventually saw him scoop the Club’s Player of the Year award just days after being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Season.

Committed and strong, Morgan made countless tackles and blocks for City as part of a defence that conceded just 48 goals all season – only Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion conceded fewer. 

In 2013/14, the same was true as Morgan featured in all but one of City’s league games as he sealed himself another spot in the PFA Championship Team of the Season after he lifted the trophy in May. 

Making the step up to the Premier League in 2014/15, the skipper performed a key role in the dressing room as the players responded brilliantly to setbacks to secure safety with a game to spare. 

His performances at the back, alongside either Marcin Wasilewski and Robert Huth, were one of the high points of the campaign – and they kept five clean sheets in the last seven games of the season. 

In April 2015, the Nottingham-born defender was named in the Football League Team of the Decade alongside team-mate Kasper Schmeichel, who is Morgan's vice-captain at King Power Stadium.

An ever-present during the 2015/16 title-winning campaign - during a run of 88 consecutive Premier League appearances - he became the first player in Leicester City history to lift the English title in May 2016.

Morgan notched up 39 appearances for City during the following 2016/17 season and scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for the Club during the memorable 2-0 win over Sevilla in the Round of 16.

In 2017/18, he continued to play a major role for the Foxes, featuring 32 times in the Premier League, while also becoming a source of guidance for the Club's young stars at Belvoir Drive.

In March 2019, under Rodgers' management, Morgan scored his second goal of the season in the last minute of a 2-1 win at Burnley and later signed a new one-year contract until June 2020.

Another new deal in the summer of 2020, meanwhile, saw the City skipper extend his stay at King Power Stadium for another year, until 2021, meaning he will spend at least 10 years as a Fox.

Between 2013 and 2016, on the other hand, Wes made 30 appearances for the Jamaican national team, reaching the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, which was lost 3–1 to Mexico.

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