With limited financial resources, Leicester started as 5,000–1 outsiders, but defied those odds to become the most unlikely champions in the history of the English Premier League, losing just three matches during the season. Managed by Claudio Ranieri, whose previous job ended when his Greece side lost to Faroe Islands, the team consisted of players like Jamie Vardy, who came from non-league Fleetwood for £1million and is now an England international, and Riyad Mahrez, who came from Le Havre for £400,000 and was voted Players’ Player of the Year.

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