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The Stars Of The Grand Opening - Part 2: Reunion Of The Back Four

June 1st will be memorable day for Hudson Sports Complex. We are lining up some of the greatest soccer stars from the past and now. We would like to introduce some of the international stars that will be joining our All Star Game in the second part of the "The Stars Of The Grand Opening" journal.

In 2015/2016 Leicester City Football Club made the impossible possible. Defeating the odds of 5000:1, the team around captain Wes Morgan went on to win the English Premier League. Alongside stars like Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy which have been vital in this great run, scoring goals as they wished, their defensive line with Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs have been unbreakable. Losing 3 games in 36 they marched on to a memorable and historical Premier League season.

Wes Morgan - Center-back

Wes Morgan celebrating a win for Leicester City FC


Nottingham Forest (ENG/352 Caps)

Leicester City (ENG/258 Caps)

Jamaican National Team (30 Caps)


Premier League Champion 2016


Morgan spent the majority of his career with his

boyhood club, Nottingham Forest, playing 402 matches and scoring 14 goals. He was their longest-serving player when he transferred to Leicester City in January 2012. Morgan became Leicester's captain later that year, and has gone on to play over 200 matches in all competitions for them, captaining them to the Championship title in 2014 and their first Premier League title two years later. He was the first Jamaican player to score in a UEFA Champions League game.

Born and raised in England, Morgan chose to represent his ancestral Jamaica at international level, making his debut for them in 2013. He was part of their teams that competed in two Copa América tournaments and finished runners-up at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Source: Wikipedia)


Robert Huth - Center-back

Robert Huth in action for Leicester City


Chelsea FC (ENG/42 Caps)

Middlesbrough FC (ENG/53 Caps)

Stoke City FC (ENG/149 Caps)

Leicester City (ENG/82 Caps)

German National Team (19 Caps)


Premier League Champion 2005, 2006, 2016

English Super Cup Winner 2005


Huth was signed for Cheese FC from the youth system of German club 1. FC Union Berlin in 2001 by Claudio Ranieri. He struggled to establish himself in the Chelsea first team and with the likes of John Terry, William Gallas and Ricardo Carvalho ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, he joined Middlesbrough in August 2006 for a fee of £6 million. He spent three years at the Riverside and after the club was relegated in 2009, Huth signed for Stoke City for a then-club record fee of £5 million.

After a successful 2010/11 season for Huth which saw him play in the FA Cup Final, he was named as Stoke's Player of the Year. Under the management of Tony Pulis, Huth remained a vital member of the Stoke squad in 2011/12 and 2012/13. He also played regularly under Mark Hughes in 2013/14 before he suffered a knee injury which ruled him out nearly a year. He was unable to force his way back into the team and he joined Leicester on loan in February 2015, helping them avoid relegation from the top flight. Huth then joined Leicester permanently, helping them to win the Premier League title in 2016.

Huth was also a German international, earning 19 caps and scoring two goals between 2004 and 2009. He was part of the German squads which came third at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, both on home soil. (Source: Wikipedia)


Danny Simpson - Right-back

Danny Simpson in action for Leicester City


Manchester United (ENG/3 Caps)

Royal Antwerp (BEL/30 Caps)

Sunderland FC (ENG/14 Caps)

Ipswich Town FC (ENG/8 Caps)

Blackburn Rovers FC (ENG/12 Caps)

Newcastle United FC (ENG/123 Caps)

Queens Park Rangers FC (ENG/37 Caps)

Leicester City FC (ENG/111 Caps)


Premier League Champion 2008, 2016

Champions League Winner 2008


A product of the Manchester United academy, during his development Simpson played on loan for Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers in England, and Royal Antwerp in Belgium. He was on loan at Newcastle United for six months before signing for them on a permanent basis in January 2010, and after four years joined Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer in June 2013 for a year.

On 30 August 2014 signed a three-year contract for fellow promoted team Leicester City. n the 2015–16 season, under the new management of Claudio Ranieri, Simpson became a regular starter ahead of Richie De Laet as he was considered a much more defensive full-back. Simpson became a regular for the rest of the season, though was sent-off in the return fixture against Arsenal as Leicester went down to a late 2–1 defeat, but the Foxes held on to win their first ever Premier League title. (Source: Wikipedia)


Christian Fuchs - Left-back

(Vice President of Hudson Sports Complex)


Christian Fuchs in action for Leicester City in the UEFA Champions League game against Atletico Madrid

SC Wiener Neustadt (AUT/12 Caps)

SV Mattersburg (AUT/141 Caps)

VfL Bochum (GER/53 Caps)

FSV Mainz 05 (GER/31 Caps)

FC Schalke 04 (GER/99 Caps)

Leicester City FC (ENG/95 Caps)

Austrian National Team (78 Caps)


Premier League Champion 2016

German Super Cup 2011


He began his senior career as a teenager at Wiener Neustadt before signing his first professional contract at 17 with SV Mattersburg, challenging for the Austrian Bundesliga title and taking part in European competitions. In 2008, he left for Germany, signing for VfL Bochum. After a season on loan at 1. FSV Mainz 05, he signed for FC Schalke 04 in 2011, where he contested the UEFA Champions League but suffered a serious knee injury. In 2015, he signed for Leicester, winning the Premier League in his first season at the club.

A full international for a decade starting from his debut in 2006, Fuchs earned 78 caps for Austria , making him their eighth-most capped player of all time. He played for the nation at UEFA Euro 2008 and UEFA Euro 2016, captaining them for the first time in 2010 and on a permanent basis from 2012, before retiring from international duty in 2016. (Source: Wikipedia)


Celebrating a historical 5000:1 winning season

Join our All Star game on June 1st and meet the stars that achieved the unthinkable. The event is free of charge. All proceeds will be donated to the charity Beautiful People.

RSVP today for our event for a chance to win a signed Leicester City FC jersey of the current stars. Click here!

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