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Jack Col­back Eric Dier Idrissa Gu­eye Alexan­der Tettey Erik Pi­eters Vic­tor Wanyama Thibaut Cour­tois Sa­dio Mané Kevin Mi­ral­las Wil­fried Zaha Riyad Mahrez NEW AST NOR STO SOU CHE SOU EVE CRY LEI SWA EVE SOU CHE 11


Buster Dou­glas to knock out Mike Tyson in 1990 Ja­pan to beat South Africa at rugby World Cup 2015 Greece to win Euro 2004 Eng­land dur­ing play to win at Head­in­g­ley in the Ashes of 1981 Le­ices­ter City at the start of the sea­son to win the Premier League Jockey Frankie Det­tori to win all seven races on one af­ter­noon at As­cot in 1996

was founded as Le­ices­ter Fosse FC in Eng­land in 1884 Copa del Rey and the Uefa In­ter­toto Cup.

Ranieri was brought to Chelsea in 2000 where the club fin­ished as run­ners-up in 2004 and reached the Cham­pi­ons League semi­fi­nal in the same sea­son.

His no­madic ten­den­cies saw him back in Spain with Va­len­cia be­fore re­vis­it­ing Italy for spells with Parma, Ju­ven­tus, Roma and In­ter Mi­lan.

From there it was to Monaco, whom he pro­moted to Ligue 1, where they fin­ished as run­ners-up in his sec­ond sea­son. An at­tempt at in­ter­na­tional man­age­ment back­fired when he was sacked as the Greek na­tional team coach four months into the job fol­low­ing an em­bar­rass­ing 1–0 de­feat against min­nows the Faroe Is­lands in a Uefa Euro 2016 qual­i­fier.

This must have come as a bless­ing in dis­guise as he found him­self back in Eng­land last July to fin­ish off Le­ices­ter City Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Chelsea Stoke City Wat­ford Swansea City AFC Bournemouth Crys­tal Palace Sun­der­land As­ton Villa Harry Kane Kanté de Gea 36 35 35 36 35 36 35 GD +30 +39 +25 +30 +12 +17 +14 +11 +7 -14 +6 -6 -13 -14 -20 -10 -25 -18 -26 -45 Pts

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what he had started with the other “Blues”, Chelsea. That was the last stop be­fore mov­ing to the Blues. The Foxes’ win is such a beau­ti­ful tale that Fifa pres­i­dent Gianni In­fantino has called it “a beau­ti­ful story” and a “fairy tale”, while Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron said it was “an ex­traor­di­nary, thor­oughly de­served, Premier League ti­tle”.

The odds were so much against Le­ices­ter at the start of the sea­son that only 47 peo­ple placed a bet with Lad­brokes for Le­ices­ter to win the ti­tle at 5 000-1.

One of them cashed in early his R1 083 bet and pock­eted R1.6 mil­lion. Had he stayed the full course, he would have been R5.4 mil­lion richer.

Le­ices­ter City’s story is in­deed an oral nar­ra­tive cen­tered on mag­i­cal tests, quests and trans­for­ma­tions, as some would de­scribe a fairy tale.

The 2015/16 Premier League will be re­mem­bered for the un­likely vic­tory by Le­ices­ter City, the club’s first league ti­tle in its 132 years of ex­is­tence. The club was only pro­moted to the Premier League in 2014/15 and avoided rel­e­ga­tion by end­ing 14th in that sea­son An­dré Ayew Ross Barkley Sa­dio Mané Wil­lian Clau­dio Ranieri (Italy) Le­ices­ter City didn’t re­lin­quish top spot af­ter they beat Stoke City 3-0 on Jan­uary 23 TOT 10 10 9 3 2 2 2 90 78 73 68 67 67

Jamie Vardy has scored 22 of Le­ic­ster City’s 64 goals. Le­ices­ter bought Vardy in April 2012 for £1 mil­lion, but he is now worth al­most £10 mil­lion. Vardy (29) was born in Sh­effield and has scored two goals in six matches for Eng­land 42-1 100-1 150-1 500-1 5 000-1 25 000-1 Le­ices­ter City FC PO­SI­TION

Riyad Mahrez has been named the Al­ge­rian Foot­baller of the Year, the PFA Play­ers’ Player of the Year, and was a mem­ber of the Premier League PFA Team of the Year. Mahrez (25) was born in France, but has played 24 matches for Al­ge­ria, scor­ing 4 goals. Le­ices­ter City bought Mahrez in Jan­uary 2014 for £400 000, but he is now worth al­most £20 mil­lion Arse­nal Manch­ester City Manch­ester United West Ham United Southamp­ton Liver­pool Ever­ton West Bromwich Al­bion36 New­cas­tle United Nor­wich City Dim­itri Payet N’Golo Danny Rose Wes Mor­gan 39 33 32 Héc­tor Bellerín Toby Alder­weireld David Pld 36 36 36 35 36 35 35 36 36 36 35 36 Jamie Vardy Riyad Mahrez Dele Alli 67 64 60 59 57 55 48 48 44 44 43 41 41 31 16

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