Every sports fan loves a good performance from an under-dog in any competition but the exploits of one Claudio Ranieri in the East Midlands of the UK have carried the Leicester City team from the bottom of the table last season to the top of the table this season.
To script a happy ending to their fairy tale season, Leicester City were crowned the Premier League champions of the 2015-16 season on Monday night after Tottenham Hotspur were able to get only a point from the game against Chelsea.
This story from rags to riches is one of the best ever told in the world of sport and this moment is something that will stay in the minds of every football fan for decades to come.
Leicester City who were promoted at the end of the 2013-14 season were struggling last season to stay in the top flight but after they managed to do so, they bought the Italian manager Claudio Ranieri into the picture and the rest is history.
The likes of Vardy, Mahrez and N Golo’ Kante have all played their part in this astonishing journey to the top of the table and there is no surprise that the Leicester City fans will be in dream-land till the start of the next season.
This victory from the Foxes not only provides a great story to tell for neutral but also as an inspirational story for every footballer aspiring to become one of the best.
Vardy, who was playing in the third tier of English football and Mahrez who was in the second tier of French football were no-body before the start of the season but the PFA player of the year and the brilliant English striker have just blown teams apart this season and deserve every bit of praise that will be showered on them in the next few weeks.
The most important lesson to take from this fairy tale is the fact that the Premier League, arguably the most challenging league in the world was taken away by relegation strugglers and if they can do it, so can every team in the top flight next season.
Burnley have already been promoted to the Premier League next season and Ranieri’s exploits this season can give heart to the Championship sides who usually find it hard to even survive their first season in the top flight.
This league victory from the Leicester City squad will surely send waves around the world.
It is a story that can told and re-told and will never get old. It is a story of how even the least rated personality can get to the top place in a group and this pertains to not just football but for life in general.
If Ranieri, Vardy and Mahrez can believe that they can do the un-thinkable, and actually turn up doing it, there is hardly any doubt that any team in the league can do it.
Though it may take time after the current season for a new Premier League champion, the league will surely look at a few different sides from the second half of the table.
But at Leicester the party has been on since the final whistle at Stamford Bridge and the fans do deserve a moment of joy after their club managed to clinch the league title for the first time in their history of 132 years.
Losing just three games, Leicester City showed that the teams do not need star players to go all the way through and with this extra-ordinary run of form, Ranieri’s men will lift the Premier League title at home next weekend.
They host Everton in their game next weekend at the King Power Stadium where they will get a guard of honor from the Toffees and it will be a day that will be remembered by each and every person that will attend the game this weekend.
Surely, history was made this week and it will take some doing for it to be re-done in the near future.