The Leicester Miracle

Here’s what interesting about sports, it never sticks to the script. When all odds are against you and every stat predicts your fall, your will has a funny way of trumping logic.

We have created careers out of breaking down sports into small numbers and elaborate tables, we try to predict wins and then place our bets. But we forget that sports isn’t computable, and when you step on that field your heart and will have the ability to overcome all those stats and make everyone regret not betting on you. The ability to write your own script makes sports so magical.

The 2015-2016 Barclays Premier League season will be remembered for years to come because someone decided to step up and write their own fairy tale. Leicester City Football Club finished 14th in the 2014-2015 Premier League Season. This year, they were crowned champions.

To put things into perspective, the odds for Leicester to win the league were 5000-1, that’s the same odds given to Elvis Presley being found alive and Kim Kardashian being the President of the United States in 2020.

Very rarely do we get to witness a feat as phenomenal as this: it’s the stuff of legends. The entire Leicester City Fc Squad cost about $80 Million, while Manchester City FC, who are poised to finish 4th in the league, have a squad that costs over $500 Million.

Leicester’s win is being already hailed as one of the greatest sporting upsets in history, right up there with the ‘miracle on ice’ hockey win by USA over USSR and the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. A true David vs. Goliath contest, except here David had to overcome multiple Goliaths.

Every time they took the field, Leicester were efficient, they had tremendous work rate, but most of all, their will overcame all odds. So, when they get down to writing the history of the Premier League, they’ll write about this season, they’ll write about a team that came from the bottom, they’ll write about Jamie Vardy (who scored 11 consecutive goals) and Riyad Mahrez (first African player to win PFA Player of the year award) making records and they’ll write about Leicester City Football Club: The team that showed a lot of heart.

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