World reacts to Leicester City’s Premier League triumph on Twitter
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | May 2, 2016
Finally, the ‘impossible’ has happened as Leicester City have secured the 2015/16 Premier League title, following Tottenham’s draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
In light of the Foxes’ first ever top-flight success (they are 33/1 with Coral to defend their crown next term), a flurry of celebrities and sportspeople from across the globe have shared their joy via Twitter.
Check out below for the reaction to what is perhaps the most remarkable story in sporting history…
Leicester players show delight
— Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) 2 May 2016
— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) 2 May 2016
What a game… makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!
— robert huth (@robert_huth) 2 May 2016
CHAMPIONS !!!!! thank u everyone !!!
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) 2 May 2016
Words can not describe the love I have for my teammates. I dreamt of this since i was a boy and i will be forever grateful to you all
— Kasper schmeichel (@kschmeichel1) May 2, 2016
Picture says it all… pic.twitter.com/BmqPZPHpSe
— Danny Drinkwater (@DannyDrinkwater) 2 May 2016
Former Foxes out in force
Leicester City have won the Premier League. The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it's only my team.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 2 May 2016
Greatest achievement in British sport , congratulations LEICESTER CITY PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) 2 May 2016
BREAKING. Leicester City are Champions of England !!
The 24th club to win the English title.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) 2 May 2016
Sporting world unites
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) 2 May 2016
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) 2 May 2016
@Paulnico199 Just needed a few words of wisdom!! Great result and well done Leicester!!
— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) 2 May 2016
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) 2 May 2016
blow me down. Congratulations to Leicester city. What a story! Tigers fans you can google the rules of football to go with your new shirts
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) 2 May 2016
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) 2 May 2016
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) 2 May 2016
Well done, Leicester City.
You showed all sportsman that dreams & fairytales can come true , if u truly believe, amazing story. Congrats
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) 2 May 2016
Current football peers in awe
Congratulations to the new Champions of England, Leicester City. Respect.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) 2 May 2016
Leicester . Incredible . s off
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) 2 May 2016
Congratulations to the players and to an amazing manager as RANIERI!
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) 2 May 2016
Congratulations to Leicester on winning the league title. What an unbelievable performance over the course of the season!
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) 2 May 2016
Huge congrats to Leicester City! What a story! @LCFC
— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) 2 May 2016
Past pros appreciate achievement
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) May 2, 2016
What a night for Leicester Mark Selby snooker world champ too
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) 2 May 2016
Congratulations to Claudio Raineri and everybody at Leicester. COYS
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) 2 May 2016
Congrats to Leicester City what a Feat . Spurs gave it everything and will represent the PL in the Champions League very well next season
— Glenn Hoddle (@GlennHoddle) 2 May 2016
— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) May 2, 2016
It's been on the cards for a while… just let that sink in for a sec,But …WOW.. Leicester are champions… Absolutely superb. Well done
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) 2 May 2016
That footage of the Leicester players celebrating at the final whistle is priceless. What a team. #Champions
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) 2 May 2016
Congratulations to both Leicester and my friend Claudio Ranieri for their historic win of the Premier League https://t.co/WWGPAVNp1E
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) 2 May 2016
Celebs out in force too
Congratulations Leicester city. What a story .fantastic players, fantastic manager . Enjoy . Jamie vardys having a party . @LCFC
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) 2 May 2016
Well done Leicester,amazing achievement. And well done Spurs, great season. Also hope Chelsea fulfill their dream of a top half finish #COYS
— Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) 2 May 2016
Can I join in? My mum was from Leicester. Erm… we had school trips to see Shakespeare plays at the Haymarket. Yay! Go Leicester!
— Robert Webb (@arobertwebb) 2 May 2016
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) 2 May 2016
So rare as a Chelsea fan to have everyone (nearly) on our side. Joyous evening. Well done Leicester. Well done.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) 2 May 2016
Leicester winning the league might just be the most amazing story in the history of sport. Congratulations Foxes! Extraordinary!
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) 2 May 2016
Well done Leicester, great achievement.
— Duncan Bannatyne (@DuncanBannatyne) 2 May 2016
Well done Leicester. What a story. CHAMPIONS
Ranieri wanted it to finish like an American movie & sadly it did, with fisticuffs
— Clare Balding (@clarebalding) 2 May 2016
Congratulations, Leicester City.
You just proved dreams & fairytales do come true.
What a team, what a manager, what a story!
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 2 May 2016
That is just astonishing. Well done Leicester.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) 2 May 2016