Club History and Honours


By Razcal
July 6 2002

History and Club Honours

Founded : 1880

Moved to present ground : 10/09/1892

Official Club Name : The Leicester Football Club

Tigers : A match report in 1885 shows that this name was already established. No one truly knows why the club has always been known as the Tigers but two obvious possibilities are the shirt colours in the 1880s, chocolate and yellow stripes, or the connection with the local regiment which was nicknamed The Tigers after service in India. Or both!


Honours

Midland Counties Cup

Winners : 1897-8; 1898-9; 1899-1900; 1900-01; 1901-2; 1902-03; 1903-04; 1904-05; 1908-09; 1909-10; 1911-12; 1912-13

Finalists : 1888-89; 1890-91; 1893-94

 


The Cup

Winners : 1978-79; 1979-80; 1980-81; 1992-93; 1996-97

Finalists : 1977-78; 1982-83; 1988-89; 1993-94; 1995-96

 


League Champions

1987-88; 1994-95; 1998-99; 1999-2000; 2000-01; 2001-02; 2006-07; 2008-09; 2009-10; 2012-13

Finalists: 2004-05; 2005-06; 2007-08; 2010-11; 2011-12

 


Zurich Play-off Trophy

Winners: 2000-01

 


Anglo Welsh Cup

Winners: 2006-07; 2011-12

Finalists: 2007-08

 


European Cup

Winners : 2000-01; 2001-02
 

Finalists : 1996-97; 2006-07; 2008 -09;

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