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Video: Leicester City raise the Premier League trophy as CHAMPIONS

The 2015-16 Barclays Premier League Champions are Leicester City.

After claiming 80 points in 37 matches with a record of 23-11-3, the Foxes were presented with the Premier League trophy at King Power Stadium following a dominating 3-1 victory over Everton.

The first to raise the trophy were manager Claudio Ranieri and team captain Wes Morgan:

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Prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, Leicester City fired controversial manager Nigel Pearson and hired journeyman manager Claudio Ranieri to replace him in a move that was met with significant skepticism.

As a result, Leicester City were given 5000-1 odds to win the title prior to the start of the season after narrowly avoiding relegation the season before.

The roster consisted of a variety of journeymen and castoffs, many of whom had played in the third, fourth and fifth divisions of club football just a few years before.

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The Foxes started the season six games unbeaten before a crushing 5-2 loss to Arsenal.

After the first – and only – loss at the King Power Stadium, Leicester went their next ten games unbeaten, going 8-2-0 in the stretch before losing at Anfield to Liverpool.

Two scoreless draws against Man City and Bournemouth threatened the team to start the new year, but wins over Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City between January and February sent them back to first place.

Not even their third loss of the season – once again against Arsenal – could derail the season though. Leicester won seven of their next nine matches before a match against Manchester United at Old Trafford gave the Foxes a chance to clinch the title.

The game against Man United resulted in a 1-1 draw, which put the title race in Tottenham Hotspur’s hands.

After the Spurs took a 2-0 lead against Chelsea, they conceded twice in the second half to draw – clinching the title for Leicester as the team watched from home.

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The title win was Leicester’s first in the 132-year history of the club. Prior to this season, the highest finish the club had ever obtained was a second-place finish in the 1928-29 season.

Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez was named PFA Player of the Year and while striker Jamie Vardy was named to the PFA Team of the Year.

Mahrez, Vardy, midfielder N’Golo Kante and defender Wes Morgan were all named to the PFA Team of the Year.

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