Magic In The Making: The Rise of Leicester City

Leicester City shocked the world of soccer by winning the Premier League title for the first time in the club's history. The team stayed top of the table for most of the season and showed up regular league winners. The odds at the start of the season for this were quoted at 5000 to 1, owing to the fact the club narrowly escaped relegation and having been bottom of the table since before Christmas the previous year. To give you an idea of just how unexpected it was, Simon Cowell ousting David Cameron as Prime Minister and Piers Morgan becoming Arsenal's manager were considered a more viable bet at that point.

Behind them, the magic of Tottenham excited long-time fans with a not-quite title challenge; Liverpool managed to make it to the finals of the Europa League; while poor Chelsea all but imploded. This translated to buzz online, with Leicester City being the most talked about club, Jose Mourinho being the most popular manager online, and @LFC the most used handle.

While Last year Leicester barely ranked conversation online, this year clearly shows that with success comes conversation. See a bit more of the magic on and off the pitch:

Published on 2016-05-18 15:30:53