Football: Reactions from around the world after Leicester's Premier League triumph

Leicester City fans celebrate winning the Premier League.
Leicester City fans celebrate winning the Premier League.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Fairytale champions Leicester won the Premier League for the first time in the club's 132-year history after second placed Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday.

Here AFP Sport looks at the reaction from around the world.

The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it's only my team. I got emotional. It was hard to breathe." - Former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker

"Massive congrats @LCFC! It's been a thrill to follow all season. #worthychampions." - Former world number one golfer Rory Mcllroy

"Many congratulations to Leicester. An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title." - British Prime Minister David Cameron


"To be Premier League champions is a fantastic achievement and I want to say well done to Claudio and the boys." - Mark Selby, the Leicester-born snooker player who won the World Championship title just shortly after the Foxes were crowned champions.

"Proud of you Spurs! But Leicester... What an inspiration, the best f***** story ever! Congratulations!!!! X" - Grammy and Oscar-winning pop star Adele, who hails from the north London district of Tottenham

"An unbelievable night for Leicester. This is the greatest achievement in British sport. I was a massive sceptic of (Leicester manager) Claudio Ranieri but he proved me so wrong." - Former Leicester and Wales midfielder Robbie Savage

"Well done, Leicester City. You showed all sportsmen that dreams and fairytales can come true, if u truly believe, amazing story. Congrats." - Australian cricket legend Shane Warne

"Congratulations to Leicester City for winning the Premier League against all the odds, magnificent well done. West Ham next year." - West Ham co-owner David Gold

"Well done LCFC. What an amazing season. Incredible achievement." - Welsh rugby icon Jonathan Davies

"There's no doubt that is the greatest achievement in the history of our game. Football had become a closed shop with the same teams winning year after year and you never believed a story like this could happen. Statue for Ranieri in the morning I think." - Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher