Much to everyone’s disbelief, the Leicester City soccer club was crowned the winner of the English Premier League Monday.
The group’s opportunities last summer were small, to say the very least. Back then, William Hill, a British betting group, place the odds of the Foxes of Leicester City, a fledgling team based two hours north west of London, of winning at 5,000-to-1. Basically, the group had a .0002 percentage chance of becoming the best team in the league of 20. Except for the 25 individuals who wager a combined total of just $243 on the team during William Hill, no one expected this from Leicester City.
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Here is some perspective: William Hill after put the odds of Elvis being found alive and well at 2,000-to-1 and an acknowledgment from the U.S. government the first moon landing was faked at 500-to-1.
And a few more standpoint, from ESPN:
Not merely did the Foxes have a 13-game winless run last year, but they had been just six points from being relegated to a lesser level of competition. Leicester City was not even at the Premier League two years back. The club earned marketing to England’s top soccer league starting in the 2014-15 year for the first time in 10 years.
In the world of overused sports tropes, announcing a victory”among the biggest upsets ever” is a frequent sin. But in this circumstance, this is the largest upset in modern sports history.

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