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Leicester City F.C. Nickname – The Foxes

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Leicester City FC was founded as Lester Fosse by local English students in 1884, and the name was given in tribute to Fosse Road – an ancient Roman road that went through the city.

After the First World War (during 1919), the club changed its name to “Leicester City FC” because Leicester got the status of the city.

The colors of the club are royal blue and white and because of this the club is known among the local fans as The City or The Blues.

However their most famous and popular nickname is The Foxes. The Leicestershire District was considered to be the area of fox hunting since the mid-18th century and this animal is a symbol of the entire area.

The club adopted this nickname in the 1940s and put the Fox on the jersey for the first time in 1948. Ever since then the Leicester City is known by the nickname The Foxes.

Their clubs logo is fox, the club colours are the same as before, blue and white. Leicester City mascot is called Filbert the Fox.

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