12 famous Leicester City fans revealed from rock stars to sporting greats

Who doesn’t want to be a Leicester City fan?

There is no steeper roller coaster, and there have been many famous faces who have endorsed the boys in blue and white over the years.

From sporting champions to legendary singers and soap opera stars to MPs, Leicester City has plenty of famous supporters.

Below is a look at some of the most famous Leicester fans. Did we forget any names? Let us know in the comments section below…

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Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno is an avid Leicester City fan and grew up dreaming of becoming a forward for the club. Though he didn’t make it, he went on to have an epic career of his own, both as a member of Kasabian and later as a solo artist. He also supports Genoa due to family heritage.

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Legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck is a fervent Leicester City fan having lived in the city for much of his life. The 86-year-old splits his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Great Glen.

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Four-time world champion Mark Selby grew up in New Parks and is a lifelong fan of Leicester City. He won his second world title on May 2, 2016 – the same night his beloved Leicester won the Premier League.

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When someone says ‘famous Leicester City fans’, Gary probably comes to mind first. Born and raised in the city, Lineker played for Leicester from the age of six and was sold to Everton 18 years later. His father ran the famous Lineker’s fruit and vegetable stand in Leicester Market, where Gary helped out as a youngster.

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BBC Sport presenter Manish Bhasin isn’t the only anchor backing Leicester in the beeb. Like Gary Lineker, Manish is a Leicester boy and a Foxes supporter.

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2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey was a prison guard at HMP Gartree before he rose to national fame 10 years ago by winning the ITV talent show. Ten years, dammit!

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Former Showaddywaddy frontman Dave Bartram is also a Fox, born in Lutterworth and raised in Syston. He went to his first game in 1960, between the ages of seven and 13, before his famous band formed.

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David Neilson, who has played the beloved character Roy Cropper on Coronation Street since 1995, hails from Loughborough and is another childhood City fan. He has taken part in Alan Birchenall’s end of season charity runs many times over the years.

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Proud Leicester boy Rendall Munroe is a former European and Commonwealth boxing champion who has earned the nickname ‘The Boxing Binman’ after continuing his early profession for much of his career. The athlete has long since retired but remains a staunch City fan.

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Former MP Lembit Opik has described himself as a Leicester City supporter so we’ll take him at his word. He only spoke about the club when his friend Sven-Göran Eriksson was at the helm and once appeared for a press interview holding a printout of the club’s Wikipedia page.

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The late comedian and actor Bill Maynard was also a supporter of Leicester City. Maynard, best known for roles in Big Scott – It’s Maynard!, Oh no, it’s Selwyn Froggitt
The Gaffer and five Continue movies. He grew up in Oadby, married in Hinckley and spent the last years of his life in Sapcote.

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Another great in the world of snooker, the late Willie Thorne – who died in 2020 – was a lifelong fan. He was born in Anstey, has lived most of his life in the county and even ran a snooker club on Charles Street.

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