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The greatest thing about sports is the upsets. Appalachian State-Michigan. Greece winning the 2004 Euro Championship. Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson. Still, perhaps the greatest underdog story in football, and professional athletics as a whole, is Leicester City’s triumph in the 2015-16 Premier League season.
It was not supposed to happen. Leicester spent much of the previous season battling relegation. They had a fraction of the budget of their “Big Six” peers. They opened the season with 5,000 to 1 odds of winning the league. And yet, with two games to play in the season, Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy for the first time in club history.
How did such an unthinkable triumph happen? Here are three factors for the Foxes’ miracle run.