The Premier League’s top team, founded in 1884, began the season as relegation, not title contenders.
In fact, they were at the bottom of the league table back around Christmas 2014- one year later, they found themselves at the opposite end and haven’t looked back. It’s literally been like a movie.
Their season has been a true feat of history. In over 100 years of play, they’ve never won the English soccer top flight (the modern Premier League).
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They’ve never qualified for the Champions League. Their best English top flight finish was as the 1928-29 season’s runners-up. In a competition bankrolled by billions of dollars in oligarch and financier wealth, little Leicester City, backed by a 330,000-person population, is on the verge of overcoming 5000/1 odds to win the Premier League title.
However, there has been misconceptions on how the Foxes managed to reach this unbelievable position.
At a special shrine surrounded by Buddhist statues and hangings installed by Mr Vichai - the monks, led by ssistant Abbott Phra Prommangkalachan, offer the players what they call “spiritual support”.
That support continues during the team’s away games, such as today’s, when the monks chant and pray for the team at their temple in Bangkok’s Chinatown district, where the Leicester’s billionaire owner has been a devotee for several years.
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