Leicester City: Champions of England

By Elizabeth Bowley.
Leicester City have won the Premier League – and with two matches to spare! For the first time in the club’s 132-year history, Leicester City have become England’s champions. After escaping relegation last season, they have climbed their way to the top of the table, only losing three games so far this season. The odds for Leicester to win at the beginning of it all were 5000/1, but they’ve defied the odds and achieved one one of the best sporting victories of all time. Even American actor Tom Hanks has been following Leicester’s meteoric rise, joking that he put £100 on the team at the start of the season. And in honour of this major sporting achievement, we take a look back through Leicester City’s history.


The last time Leicester did anywhere near as well as they have done this time around was when they came second in the old First Division in the 1928/1929 season.

Footage of Leicester playing Bolton in the First Division in 1929

Leicester’s main contender for the Premier League title this season has been Tottenham. And at times it looked like they might be able to snatch the victory away from Leicester. However, their draw against Chelsea (which saw the Tottenham team receive nine yellow cards), meant the title was Leicester’s.

This video shows Leicester and Tottenham competing in the 1961 Cup Final.

For the first time Leicester will be playing in the Champions League. And there are even suggestions that Claudio Ranieri should receive an honorary knighthood for Leicester’s epic win. The whole world has been captivated by Leicester’s story and there are even rumours that a film is going to be made about this astonishing triumph of the underdogs.

The above shows Leicester beating Liverpool 1-0.

Congratulations Leicester on a fantastic season. You’ve provided us with some unforgettable footballing moments and proved that money doesn’t always buy the best football!


Take a look at our full Leicester City collection here.

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