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Muzzy Izzet Leicester City (1996-2004)


Muzzy Izzet (Leicester Legend)

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Mustafa Kemal "Muzzy" Izzet is a former footballer who played for Chelsea, Leicester City, Birmingham City and the Turkish National Team.

Izzet signed as a schoolboy for Chelsea, but never made a first team appearance during three years at the London club. He moved to Leicester City in March 1996 on loan for the rest of the season. He became a regular in the side, scoring one goal. When Leicester beat Crystal Palace in the play-offs, Izzet was able to make his move permanent for a fee of £800,000. He kept his place in the side for their Premier League season, which was successful for City. They came 9th in the Premier League, and won the League Cup. Izzet formed a partnership in midfield with Neil Lennon, which proved vital for Leicester.

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

In September 2015 Izzet's autobiography was published, titled "Muzzy: My Story". The autobiography was co-written with Leicester Mercury writer Lee Marlow


Muzzy's wife Carly is also a patron for Dorothy Goodman School.