After Leicester City beat 5,000 to one odds and emerged Premier League champions on Monday, social media was abuzz with jubilation and admiration, as supporters, fans and even rivals stood up and admired Claudio Ranieri's merry men for an achievement that will be counted as among the unlikeliest of sporting triumphs. Here's a selection of the best tweets:
Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016
Leicester City have won the Premier League. The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it's only my team.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2, 2016
Many congratulations to Leicester. An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 2, 2016
Funny to see that now Chelsea finally giving their all for Ranieri. Twelve years after he leaves they win him the title...
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) May 2, 2016
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) May 2, 2016
— Wes Morgan (@Wes5L1nk) May 2, 2016
With captain Morgan leading the Leicester charge, how could Captain Morgan be far behind?
— Captain Morgan (@CaptainMorganEU) May 2, 2016
Jamie Vardy quite literally had a party. And all the Leicester players were in attendance.
— Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) May 2, 2016
CHAMPIONS !!!!! thank u everyone !!!
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) May 2, 2016
— Gökhan Inler (@GokhanInler) May 2, 2016
Danny Simpson got a bit emotional
I love my fam and my friends so much who have stuck by me through the bullshit. Thank you Leicester and everyone to do with them
— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) May 2, 2016
While Robert Huth retained his humour
What a game... makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!
— robert huth (@robert_huth) May 2, 2016
Many compared Leicester's win to Denmark's victorious Euro 1992 campaign. And not just because Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel's son Kasper was in goal for the Foxes. The father was understandably proud.
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) May 2, 2016
Cricket stars got in on the action too
Well done, Leicester City.
You showed all sportsman that dreams & fairytales can come true , if u truly believe, amazing story. Congrats
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 2, 2016
— Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants) May 3, 2016
Tottenham striker Harry Kane had been sparring with Leicester targetman Jamie Vardy all week on Twitter but once his side was beaten he sent out his appreciation as well
Congratulations to Leicester on what they achieved. Finally thanks to all the fans! Let's finish the season strong now! #COYS
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 2, 2016
As did Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany
Congratulations to the new Champions of England, Leicester City. Respect.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 2, 2016
Golfing star Rory McIlroy saw a chance for Northern Ireland to emulate the Foxes at the upcoming Euro Championships
Northern Ireland only 500/1 to win Euro 2016... If Leicester can do it.... pic.twitter.com/IQN3C72Vtt
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) May 2, 2016
Roberto Mancini knows a thing or two about winning Premier League titles
— Roberto Mancini (@robymancio) May 2, 2016
As does Carlo Ancelotti
Congratulations to both Leicester and my friend Claudio Ranieri for their historic win of the Premier League https://t.co/WWGPAVNp1E
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) May 2, 2016
Several former players weighed in with their feedback
Great finish to the season for MNF! Great game & great champions now in Leicester!! #Legendsforalifetime
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) May 2, 2016
Congrats to Leceister City FC. What an achievement....financial muscle, depth of squad, experience...all way behind the so called big boys!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 2, 2016
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) May 2, 2016
That footage of the Leicester players celebrating at the final whistle is priceless. What a team. #Champions
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 2, 2016
Updated Date: May 03, 2016 14:28 PM