Leicester City

Two-time champions Leicester City return to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens looking to add to their impressive trophy collection.  

Leicester have been regular participants at Hong Kong Football Club, winning the Shield following a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in the 2012 final of their maiden tournament.  

A year later, the Foxes returned to lift the Cup with a 2-0 win against holders Newcastle United, before successive Plate finals – victory in 2014 over BC Rangers and defeat on penalties the year after to Hong Kong Football Club. 

In 2016 Leicester posted a 3-2 victory over Hong Kong’s Eastern in the Shield final before reclaiming the Main Cup a year later with an impressive 3-0 win over defending champions Aston Villa in the final.  

That successful 2017 side included midfielders Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury, who went on to make their Premier League debuts for Leicester during the following season.  

Last year, Leicester made it all the way to the Cup semi-finals only to lose 4-3 after extra-time to eventual champions Newcastle United.  

The club famously won the English Premier League for the first time in 2016 with a team featuring one-time HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens winner Marc Albrighton. 

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