King to leave Leicester at end of season

King will leave Leicester after completing his loan at Championship club Huddersfield

Last Updated: 18/06/20 8:54am

Andy King is 10th on Leicester's all-time appearance list
Andy King is 10th on Leicester’s all-time appearance list

Andy King will leave Leicester at the end of the 2019-20 season after spending 16 years with the club.

King joined Leicester as a 16-year-old and has gone on to make 378 appearances for the Foxes, placing him 10th on the club’s all-time list.

The 31-year-old was part of the squad that upset odds of 5000-1 to win the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri in the 2015-16 season, and he remains the only player to have won the League One, Championship and Premier League titles with the same club.

King will leave Leicester after honouring his loan at Championship side Huddersfield Town, which is due to run to the end of the season.

Leicester have confirmed the club will host an event to mark King’s service “when it is safe and possible to do so”.

The 31-year-old was part of the squad that won the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season
The 31-year-old was part of the squad that won the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season

“Few players have committed themselves to the club’s cause over such a sustained period, served through such a spectrum of experiences, or contributed to such change, as Andy has in the last 16 years,” read a club statement.

“That, coupled with the success he helped the club to achieve on the pitch, marks him out among the greats to have pulled on the shirt.

“He leaves with the thanks of everyone at the club for an immeasurable contribution.”

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha also thanked King for his service to the club over the last decade.

King is the highest scoring midfielder in Leicester's history
King is the highest scoring midfielder in Leicester’s history

“I’m so grateful to Andy. He is the only player still here that was with the club when King Power took over 10 years ago,” said Srivaddhanaprabha.

“He’s been through everything with us and is an amazing guy. He’s been a massive part of what the club has achieved in that time and earned the respect of so many people.

“I could talk about the important goals Andy has scored or the medals he has won, but his contribution goes far beyond that.

King has won the Premier League, Championship and League One titles with the Foxes
King has won the Premier League, Championship and League One titles with the Foxes

“The young players he’s helped, the change he’s embraced, the ways he’s supported our communities, the culture he’s helped to build – few players have contributed so much over such a long period of time.

“Like so many of our fans, I’m sure, I look forward to a time when I can thank him in person. For now, we wish him well with the next stage of his career, in which he has so much more to give.”

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