- Full Name
- Wes Morgan
- Date of Birth
- 21 January 1984
- 6'1" (186cm)
- 15st 13lbs (101kg)
- Professional Debut
- 6 August 2011
Morgan joined City from East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest in January 2012 and has been nothing short of a colossus in defence since being named Club captain.
His leadership and consistent performances 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 and Brighton conceded fewer.
In 2013/14, the same was true as Morgan featured in all but one of City’s league games to helped them become the third-best defence in the league and seal 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 for the 2014/15 season, the skipper performed a key role both on and off the pitch for the Foxes as the players responded brilliantly to setbacks to eventually secure safety with a game to spare.
His performances at the back alongside Marcin Wasilewski and Robert Huth were one of the high points of the campaign – they kept five clean sheets in the last seven games of the season.
In April 2015, Morgan was named in the Football League Team of the Decade alongside team-mate Kasper Schmeichel.
An ever-present during the 2015/16 title-winning campaign, he became the first player in Leicester City history to lift the Premier League trophy.
Morgan notched up 39 appearances for City during the 2016/17 season and scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for the Club during the memorable 2-0 win over Sevilla.
In 2017/18, he continued to play a major role for the Foxes, featuring 32 times in the Premier League.
On Saturday 16 March, 2019, under Brendan Rodgers' management, Morgan scored his second goal of the season in the last minute of a 2-1 win at Burnley.
Three days later, he signed a new one-year contract extension, to keep him at the Club until June 2020.