The winger has been a key player at the King Power Stadium since joining in 2014.
Marc Albrighton Agrees New Contract With Leicester City
Long-Serving Winger Extends Stay
Marc Albrighton joined Leicester City from Aston Villa in 2014. He made 18 appearances in 2014/15, but he really came to the fore in the following season. He played every single Premier League game as Leicester City surprised everyone by winning the Premier League title.
The 31-year-old has made 201 Premier League appearances for the club, and 253 in all competitions since joining. He was part of their historic UEFA Champions League appearance in 2016/17, scoring twice in nine games.
Albrighton is one of Leicester’s most consistent performers since 2014. He is one of the few players to have been part of both the 2015/16 Premier League win and the 2020/21 FA Cup win, alongside Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Jamie Vardy.
In his first season, he played a pivotal role in the business end of the season, as Leicester survived relegation by winning seven of the last nine games. He functioned as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation and helped his side survive.
Recognition for His Service
As previously mentioned, Albrighton has been a consistent performer for the club, and featured in some of the Foxes biggest moments over the last few years.
He began the 2015/16 with a goal in Leicester’s opening day win over Sunderland, and ended up appearing in all 38 games as they defied the odds to win the Premier League. He scored the club’s first ever UEFA Champions League goal in the 2016/17 season against Club Brugge. The 31-year-old also scored in the Round of 16 win over Sevilla, and he has a permanent place in the club’s history books.
Throughout his time at the club, Albrighton has been dependable, and every manager has trusted him. He is versatile, able to play as a full-back, wing-back or winger.
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