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What they said after Leicester won Premier League

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Fairytale champions Leicester won the Premier League for the first time in the club’s 132-year history after second placed Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday.

Here AFP Sport looks at the reaction from around the world:

“Leicester City have won the Premier League. The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it’s only my team. I got emotional. It was hard to breathe.”

– Former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker

“Massive congrats @LCFC! It’s been a thrill to follow all season. #worthychampions.”

– Former world number one golfer Rory Mcllroy

“Many congratulations to Leicester. An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.”

– British Prime Minister David Cameron

“To be Premier League champions is a fantastic achievement and I want to say well done to Claudio and the boys.”

– Mark Selby, the Leicester-born snooker player who won the World Championship title just shortly after the Foxes were crowned champions.

“Proud of you Spurs! But Leicester… What an inspiration, the best f***** story ever! Congratulations!!!! X”

– Grammy and Oscar-winning pop star Adele, who hails from the north London district of Tottenham

“An unbelievable night for Leicester. This is the greatest achievement in British sport. I was a massive sceptic of (Leicester manager) Claudio Ranieri but he proved me so wrong.”

– Former Leicester and Wales midfielder Robbie Savage

“Well done, Leicester City. You showed all sportsmen that dreams and fairytales can come true, if u truly believe, amazing story. Congrats.”

– Australian cricket legend Shane Warne

“Congratulations to Leicester City for winning the Premier League against all the odds, magnificent well done. West Ham next year.”

– West Ham co-owner David Gold

“Well done LCFC. What an amazing season. Incredible achievement.”

– Welsh rugby icon Jonathan Davies

“There’s no doubt that is the greatest achievement in the history of our game. Football had become a closed shop with the same teams winning year after year and you never believed a story like this could happen. Statue for Ranieri in the morning I think.”

– Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher

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