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Steve Walsh Leicester City (1986-2000)

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Steve Football (Leicester City 1986-2000)

Captain Fantastic inspires our young people to thrive in their education.

 

Brian Little made Walsh Leicester's club captain in 1992 and started playing him as a striker. He went on to score 15 goals that season including one in the Division 1 play-off final against Swindon Town at the end of the season. In 1993–94 he scored twice as Leicester won the final and promotion to the Premier League over Derby County, having missed much of that season due to a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Injury kept him out for most of the top flight season, but was returned to the captaincy by Martin O'Neill for the 1995–96 play-off final victory over Crystal Palace, a position he retained for the successful 1996–97 season, lifting the Coca-Cola Cup at Hillsborough having set up Emile Heskey's goal in the first game and Steve Claridge's winner in the replay. This was his testimonial season, with the likes of Paul Gascoigne and David Seaman playing in his benefit game. He was also captain when City lost what was now the Worthington Cup final to Tottenham Hotspur in 1999. His last ever European appearance was a 2–1 UEFA Cup defeat to Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón stadium in 1997. Walsh is a hugely popular figure with Leicester fans, who nicknamed him "Captain Fantastic". Despite being left out of Leicester's squad for the 2000 Football League Cup Final he made three appearances during their victorious League Cup campaign.

 

Muzzy now runs AFDA academy with fellow ex-professional footballer and former Leicester team-mate Steve Walsh.