Foxes of Leicester asked Leicester City supporters which Foxes from the past and present deserve more credit as players for the east Midlands team.
Over the years, a plethora of athletes have represented LCFC. From the sublime to the ridiculous, we asked the Blue Army members following us to nominate some undervalued stars and cult heroes. Below are some examples and nods from us. Click a tweet to read nearly 100 other replies.
Barry has some good suggestions, as usual. Here he mentions Theo Zagorakis, who was one of my favourite midfielders along with Muzzy Izzet at the time. Mike Whitlow’s name comes up a lot. Pontus Kamark is a solid shout.
Kelechi Iheanacho constantly proves his doubters wrong. Andy King is a club legend. Danny Simpson won the title whilst playing consistently. Dennis Praet must not be sold. Kasper Schmeichel really is an appreciated club icon, in general.
I was sad to see Leonardo Ulloa leave.
Gary Mills played for Leicester for around five seasons.
Steve Guppy – what a winger! Esteban Cambiasso was a marvel.
Only had one shin pad to help his great finishing.
Christian Fuchs and Matty James cited.
Everyone is pleased for Leicester City’s Nampalys ‘Papy’ Mendy
Papy Mendy is one of the most likeable players at Leicester, in my opinion. He never seems to complain in training, nor does he cause any problems for manager Brendan Rodgers. The Senegal international trains hard and bides his time until he’s on the pitch – where he gets fully stuck in.
Recently, in spite of a few errors anybody could make, the defensive midfielder has exhibited more quality on the ball and an ease at fitting into Premier League matches without constant practice. In addition to that, Mendy chipped in with a vital goal. And what a goal it was: he absolutely rifled a shot into the roof of the net. Netting your first Foxes finish against Tottenham Hotspur in a 4-1 victory says it all.
After the final whistle, Mendy was given a round of applause from his teammates in the changing room. Rodgers said that everyone in the squad was delighted for the trusty 30-year-old who is always seen wearing a smile. The Northern Irishman reiterated the La Seyne-sur-Mer, France-born man’s dedication. Furthermore, Rodgers hailed the “brilliant” strike, as well as lauding his player’s spirit which aids the group dynamic.