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2011–12 Leicester City F.C. season

The 2011–12 season is Leicester City F.C.'s 107th season in the English football league system and their 60th (non-consecutive) season in the second tier of English football. They are playing their third consecutive season in the Football League Championship.

Leicester City
2011–12 season
ChairmanVichai Raksriaksorn
ManagerSven-Göran Eriksson
Until 24 October 2011
Jon Rudkin and Mike Stowell (caretakers)
Nigel Pearson
From 15 November 2011
Football League Championship9th
FA CupSixth Round
League CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague: David Nugent (15)
All: David Nugent (16)
Highest home attendance27,720 (vs. Leeds United, Championship, 6 November 2011)
Lowest home attendance16,210 (vs. Nottingham Forest, FA Cup, 17 January 2012)
Average home league attendance23,036

The summer saw Leicester spend big in an attempt to gain promotion back to the Premier League, but an inconsistent start saw manager Sven-Göran Eriksson sacked after a 3–0 defeat at home to struggling Millwall saw Leicester sitting in 13th position after 13 games.

After days of negotiations, Nigel Pearson was finally re-appointed as manager on 15 November 2011, starting his second spell at the club after leaving for Hull City 17 months earlier.[1] However, the club continued their inconsistent form under Pearson and sat mid-table for virtually the entire season before eventually finishing in 9th place.

Contents

Pre-seasonEdit

Pre-season eventsEdit

Note: This section does not include close season transfers or pre-season match results, which are listed in their own sections below.

  • 18 May 2011 – Asia Football Investments led by Vichai and Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn acquire a 100% stake in the club's ownership.[2]
  • 7 June 2011 – Susan Whelan named as club chief executive. Simon Capper named as new finance director and Andrew Neville named as football director.[3]
  • 5 July 2011 – Leicester's home ground The Walkers' Stadium is renamed The King Power Stadium due to a change in sponsorship.[4]
  • 5 July 2011 – First team coach Dietmar Hamann leaves the club to become manager of Stockport County.[5]
  • 5 August 2011 – Aleksandar Tunchev signs a one-year contract extension which ends in 2012.[6]

Kit and sponsorshipEdit

On 6 May 2011 a preview of the 2011–12 home kit was released on the official Leicester City website. It was announced that the kit would be worn against Ipswich Town on the last game of the 2010–11 season.[7] On 7 May 2011 the home kit was revealed to have a collar for the first time since the 2001–2002 season with white shorts and blue socks with a white trim.[8] Meanwhile, Leicester will play in an all-white away strip with a blue trim.[9] King Power will remain as the shirt sponsor for the second consecutive season.

FriendliesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

EventsEdit

Note:This section does not include transfers or match results, which are listed in their own sections below.

Players and staffEdit

2011–12 squadEdit

  • This section lists players who were in Leicester's first team squad at any point during the 2011–12 season
  • Asterisks indicates player left mid-season
  • Hash symbol indicates player retired mid-season
  • Italics indicate loan player
No. Nationality Name Position Joined Signed from
Goalkeepers
1   Kasper Schmeichel GK 2011   Leeds United
21   Chris Weale GK 2009   Bristol City
25   Conrad Logan GK 2004 Youth
31   Adam Smith GK 2010   Middlesbrough
  Patrick Lane* GK 2011 Unattached
Defenders
2   Lee Peltier RB / RW / CB / DM 2011   Huddersfield Town
3   Paul Konchesky LB 2011   Liverpool
4   John Paintsil RB 2011 Unattached
5   Matt Mills CB 2011   Reading
6   Sol Bamba CB 2011   Hibernian
12   Sean St Ledger CB 2011   Preston North End
15   Bruno Berner# LB / CB / DM 2008   Blackburn Rovers
16   Michael Ball* LB 2011 Unattached
26   Wes Morgan CB 2012   Nottingham Forest
30   Tom Kennedy LB 2010   Rochdale
32   Tom Parkes CB 2009 Youth
33   Aleksander Tunchev CB / LB 2008   CSKA Sofia
34   Liam Moore CB / RB 2011 Youth
36   George Taft CB 2011 Youth
  Cian Bolger CB 2009 Youth
Midfielders
8   Matt Oakley CM 2008   Derby County
10   Andy King CM / DM / AM 2006 Youth
11   Lloyd Dyer LW / RW 2008   Milton Keynes Dons
16   Danny Drinkwater CM 2012   Manchester United
17   Michael Johnson* CM Loan   Manchester City
18   Franck Moussa CM / RW / LW 2010   Southend United
19   Richie Wellens CM 2009   Doncaster Rovers
22   Yuki Abe* DM / RB 2010   Urawa Red Diamonds
22   Ben Marshall RW / LW / AM 2012   Stoke City
23   Neil Danns CM / RW 2011   Crystal Palace
26   Gélson Fernandes* DM Loan   Saint-Étienne
  Jason Banton* LW 2011 Unattached
  Shane Byrne CM 2011 Youth
  Moreno* DM / CB 2010   Vitória de Guimarães
  Dany N'Guessan* LW 2009   Lincoln City
  Oliver Norburn CM 2011 Youth
Forwards
7   Paul Gallagher AM / RW / CF 2009   Blackburn Rovers
9   Steve Howard CF 2008   Derby County
13   Darius Vassell CF / RW 2010 Unattached
14   Martyn Waghorn CF / RW 2010   Sunderland
15   Harry Panayiotou CF / AM 2012 Youth
20   Jermaine Beckford CF 2011   Everton
24   Nathan Delfouneso* CF / RW Loan   Aston Villa
27   Jeffrey Schlupp CF / RW 2010 Youth
35   David Nugent CF / RW 2011 Unattached
37   Tom Hopper CF 2011 Youth
  Elliott Chamberlain CF 2010 Youth
  Leon Crnčič* CF 2010   Atalanta
  Yann Kermorgant* CF 2009  Stade Reims

2011–12 backroom staffEdit

  • This section lists members of staff who were in Leicester's first team squad at any point during the 2011–12 season
  • Asterisks indicate member of staff left mid-season
Position Nationality Name
Manager
(Until 24 October 2011)
  Sven-Göran Eriksson*
Manager
(From 15 November 2011)
  Nigel Pearson
Assistant Manager
(Until 24 October 2011)
  Derek Fazackerley*
Assistant Manager
(From 15 November 2011)
  Craig Shakespeare
Assistant Manager/Head of Recruitment
(From 15 November 2011)
  Steve Walsh
First Team Coach/Goalkeeping Coach   Mike Stowell
Fitness Coach
(Until 12 January 2012)
  Chris Short
Head Physio   David Rennie
Academy Manager   Jon Rudkin
Academy Coach (Under 18s)   Steve Beaglehole
Academy Coach (Under 16s)   Trevor Peake

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
21 June 2011 RB   Lee Peltier   Huddersfield Town Undisclosed[22]
27 June 2011 GK   Kasper Schmeichel   Leeds United Undisclosed[23]
1 July 2011 CM   Neil Danns   Crystal Palace Free[24]
4 July 2011 CB   Sean St Ledger   Preston North End Undisclosed[25]
5 July 2011 CF   David Nugent Free agent Free[26]
7 July 2011 CB   Matt Mills   Reading Undisclosed[27]
12 July 2011 LW   Jason Banton Free agent Free[28]
13 July 2011 LB   Paul Konchesky   Liverpool Undisclosed[29]
21 July 2011 Right back   John Paintsil Free agent Free[30]
6 August 2011 LB   Michael Ball Free agent Free[31]
29 August 2011 DM   Callum Webb Free agent Free[32]
29 August 2011 CB   Steven Smith Free agent Free[32]
31 August 2011 CF   Jermaine Beckford   Everton Undisclosed[33]
27 October 2011 GK   Patrick Lane Free agent Free[34]
20 January 2012 CM   Danny Drinkwater   Manchester United £1,000,000[35]
30 January 2012 CB   Wes Morgan   Nottingham Forest £1,000,000[36][37]
31 January 2012 RW   Ben Marshall   Stoke City £750,000–£1,000,000[37][38]

OutEdit

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
13 June 2011 RB   Michael Lamey   Wisła Kraków Free[39]
30 June 2011 CB   Jack Hobbs   Hull City Undisclosed[40]
31 August 2011 LW   Dany N'Guessan   Millwall Undisclosed[41]
27 February 2012 GK   Patrick Lane   Karlstad BK Free[42]

Loans inEdit

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
28 July 2011 End of Season CM   Michael Johnson   Manchester City[43]
4 August 2011 4 January 2012 CM   Gélson Fernandes   Saint-Étienne[44][45]
23 January 2012 February 2012 CF   Nathan Delfouneso   Aston Villa[46]

Loans outEdit

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
11 July 2011 January 2012 CB   Cian Bolger   Bristol Rovers[47]
12 July 2011 January 2012 GK   Conrad Logan   Rotherham United[48]
28 July 2011 January 2012 CB   Tom Parkes   Burton Albion[49]
5 August 2011 December 2011 CB   Liam Moore   Bradford City[50][51]
5 August 2011 September 2011 CB   Aleksandar Tunchev   Crystal Palace[6]
8 August 2011 January 2012 LW   Dany N'Guessan   Millwall[52]
16 August 2011 September 2011 CF   Elliott Chamberlain   Stockport County[53]
23 August 2011 October 2011 CB   George Taft   Kettering Town[54][55]
31 August 2011 January 2011 CM   Shane Byrne   Bury[56]
31 August 2011 January 2012 CF   Martyn Waghorn   Hull City[57]
16 September 2011 October 2011 GK   Adam Smith   Chesterfield[58]
23 September 2011 January 2012 CM   Oliver Norburn   Bristol Rovers[59][60]
30 September 2011 October 2011 CM   Matt Oakley   Exeter City[61]
30 September 2011 October 2011 LB   Tom Kennedy   Peterborough United[61]
30 September 2011 October 2011 CF   Jason Banton   Burton Albion[61]
25 November 2011 January 2012 CF   Elliott Chamberlain   Telford United[62]
6 January 2012 19 January 2012 GK   Adam Smith   Lincoln City[63][64]
20 January 2012 February 2012 GK   Chris Weale   Northampton Town[65]
9 February 2012 March 2012 CB   Tom Parkes   Bristol Rovers[66]
10 February 2012 22 February 2012 GK   Patrick Lane   Hinckley United[67]
25 March 2012 July 2012 CB   George Taft   Karlstad BK[68]

ReleasedEdit

Date Position Nationality Name
30 June 2011 CM   Aman Verma[69]
30 June 2011 GK   Robert Ambrusics[69]
30 June 2011 CF   Ashley Chambers[69]
30 June 2011 CM   Nathan Hicks[69]
30 June 2011 RW   Jorrin John[69]
30 June 2011 CF   Craig King[69]
30 June 2011 CM   Ben Milnes[69]
30 June 2011 RB   Luke O'Neill[69]
30 June 2011 CF   Adi Yussuf[69]
30 June 2011 GK   Ricardo[69]
18 July 2011 RB   Robbie Neilson[70]
30 August 2011 CF   Leon Črnčič[71]
5 September 2011 CF   Yann Kermorgant[72]
22 December 2011 LW   Jason Banton[73]
13 January 2012 DM   Moreno[74]
23 January 2012 DM   Yuki Abe[75]
23 January 2012 LB   Michael Ball[76]

ResultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Football League ChampionshipEdit

FA CupEdit

Football League CupEdit

AwardsEdit

Club awardsEdit

At the end of the season, Leicester's annual award ceremony, including categories voted for by the players and backroom staff, the supporters and the supporters club, saw the following players recognised for their achievements for the club throughout the 2011–12 season.[77]

Player of the Season Award   Kasper Schmeichel
Young Player of the Season Award   Ben Marshall
Players' Player of the Season Award   Kasper Schmeichel
Supporters' Club Player of the Season Award   Kasper Schmeichel[78]
Academy Player of the Season Award   Tom Hopper
Goal of the Season Award   Ben Marshall (vs. Chelsea, 18 March 2012)
Performance of the Season Leicester City vs. Norwich City, 18 February 2012

Divisional awardsEdit

Date Nation Winner Award
8 August 2011   Kasper Schmeichel Championship Team of the Week[79]
19 September 2011   Kasper Schmeichel Championship Team of the Week[80]
31 October 2011   Andy King Championship Team of the Week[81]
21 November 2011   Matt Mills Championship Team of the Week[82]
21 November 2011   Paul Gallagher Championship Team of the Week[82]
13 February 2012   Paul Gallagher Championship Team of the Week[83]
27 February 2012   Neil Danns Championship Team of the Week[84]
27 February 2012   Lloyd Dyer Championship Team of the Week[84]
5 March 2012   Lee Peltier Championship Team of the Week[85]
26 March 2012   Ben Marshall Championship Team of the Week[86]
10 April 2012   Paul Konchesky Championship Team of the Week[87]
28 April 2012   Paul Konchesky Championship Team of the Week[88]

Championship statisticsEdit

Championship tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Middlesbrough 46 18 16 12 52 51 +1 70
8 Hull City 46 19 11 16 47 44 +3 68
9 Leicester City 46 18 12 16 66 55 +11 66
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 15 14 52 52 0 66
11 Watford 46 16 16 14 56 64 −8 64
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2012. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Club standingsEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 12 16 66 55  +11 66 11 6 6 36 22  +14 7 6 10 30 33  −3

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source: LCFC Championship Results

Results by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHHAHAHAAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAAHAHHAHAAHHA
ResultWLLDWDWDDWLWLLWLWDWLDLDDWLWDLWLWWLLWDWDLWWLDLW
Position21517141010991181391314812896991012131015131313121212111112111211111299910109
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2012. Source: Football League Championship matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Scores by clubEdit

Leicester City score given first.

Opposition Home score Away score Double
Barnsley 1–2 1–1
Birmingham City 3–1 0–2
Blackpool 2–0 3–3
Bristol City 1–2 2–3 Bristol City do double
Burnley 1–1 3–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 0–1
Cardiff City 2–1 0–0
Coventry City 2–0 1–0 Leicester City do double
Crystal Palace 3–0 2–1 Leicester City do double
Derby County 4–0 1–0 Leicester City do double
Doncaster Rovers 4–0 1–2
Hull City 2–1 1–2
Ipswich Town 1–1 2–1
Leeds United 0–1 2–1
Middlesbrough 2–2 0–0
Millwall 0–3 1–2 Millwall do double
Nottingham Forest 0–0 2–2
Peterborough United 1–1 0–1
Portsmouth 1–1 1–1
Reading 0–2 1–3 Reading do double
Southampton 3–2 2–0 Leicester City do double
Watford 2–0 2–3
West Ham United 1–2 2–3 West Ham United do double

Club statisticsEdit

All data from LCFC.com[permanent dead link]

AppearancesEdit

  • Starts + Substitute appearances.
  • Italics indicates loan player.
  • Asterisks indicates player left mid-season.
  • Hash symbol indicates player retired mid-season.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Kasper Schmeichel 52 0 46 0 5 0 1 0
2 DF   Lee Peltier 47 2 39+1 2 4+1 0 1+1 0
3 DF   Paul Konchesky 48 2 42 2 4+1 0 1 0
4 DF   John Paintsil 7 0 4+2 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF   Matt Mills 31 1 25 1 3 0 3 0
6 DF   Sol Bamba 37 1 32+4 1 1 0 0 0
7 FW   Paul Gallagher 34 10 18+10 8 4 0 2 2
8 MF   Matt Oakley* 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 FW   Steve Howard 23 1 3+17 0 0+2 0 1 1
10 MF   Andy King 32 4 24+6 4 1 0 0+1 0
11 MF   Lloyd Dyer 44 6 27+9 4 4+1 0 3 2
12 DF   Sean St Ledger 32 1 23+3 0 4 1 2 0
13 FW   Darius Vassell 13 2 10+3 2 0 0 0 0
14 FW   Martyn Waghorn 5 1 1+3 1 0 0 1 0
15 DF   Bruno Berner# 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 FW   Harry Panayiotou 1 1 0+1 1 0 0 0 0
16 DF   Michael Ball* 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
16 MF   Danny Drinkwater 19 2 13+6 2 0 0 0 0
17 MF   Michael Johnson* 9 0 3+4 0 0 0 2 0
18 MF   Franck Moussa 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
19 MF   Richie Wellens 46 1 39+2 1 4+1 0 0 0
20 FW   Jermaine Beckford 44 15 33+6 9 4+1 6 0 0
21 GK   Chris Weale 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0
22 MF   Yuki Abe* 19 1 13+3 1 1 0 1+1 0
22 MF   Ben Marshall 18 4 12+4 3 1+1 1 0 0
23 MF   Neil Danns 37 6 22+7 5 5+0 0 1+2 1
24 FW   Nathan Delfouneso* 5 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 0 0
25 GK   Conrad Logan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF   Gélson Fernandes* 18 1 10+5 1 0 0 0+3 0
26 DF   Wes Morgan 19 0 15+2 0 2 0 0 0
27 FW   Jeffrey Schlupp 26 6 3+18 2 1+1 0 3 4
30 DF   Tom Kennedy 8 0 4+1 0 1+2 0 0 0
31 GK   Adam Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF   Tom Parkes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Aleksander Tunchev 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
34 DF   Liam Moore 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW   David Nugent 48 16 41+1 15 5 1 0+1 0
36 DF   George Taft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW   Tom Hopper 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

Starting 11Edit

  • Based on players with the most starts.