Biggest upset of the century
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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
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