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Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha statue unveiled

The statue of the late Leicester City leader Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has been unveiled at King Power Stadium.

On the day that Khun Vichai would have celebrated his 64th birthday, the Foxes football family came together to honor the late chairman, who oversaw the club’s Premier League title win in 2016.

Commissioned by the Srivaddhanaprabha family, the statue of Khun Vichai is

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Commissioned by the Srivaddhanaprabha family, the statue of Khun Vichai is “an enduring embodiment of his magnificent legacy in a place that has brought him so much personal joy.”

Khun Vichai was a hugely popular figure at the club and in the community and was praised for his charity work which included donating £2million to a new children's hospital

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Khun Vichai was a hugely popular figure at the club and in the community and was praised for his charity work which included donating £2million to a new children’s hospital

Khun Vichai tragically died alongside staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz in a helicopter accident outside King Power Stadium in 2018 and today the club recognized his services.

Current Leicester City leader Khun Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha and his family were joined by distinguished guests to celebrate Khun Vichai’s Leicester legacy.

In addition to Claudio Ranieri, the 2016 title-winning team, Craig Shakespeare and Nigel Pearson, the current Foxes first-team squad and manager Brendan Rodgers were also in attendance.

Also present were representatives from Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue and the East Midlands Ambulance Service, who played such a crucial role in the community’s response to the accident.

Chief Executive Susan Whelan opened the ceremony, led by Buddhist monks, before Khun Top unveiled his father’s statue.

Ahead of the reveal, Whelan said: “Khun Vichai loved this city. He really appreciated the affection of the people of Leicester and realized how much this community believed in his vision.


“Today his contribution to the club and to the city will be made eternal. For generations to come, people will stand in this place and tell stories about The Possible Man.

“You will speak of his leadership and ambition, but also of his generosity and kindness. However this place changes, in all the moments we will experience together, its presence will be permanent.”

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Andrew Schnitker

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