Leicester City has sensationally won the Premier League. A thing that no one could imagine, has happened. Leicester City is being lauded as the biggest miracle that has ever happened in the Premier League, but was it really? In this post I am going to show you why Leicester City’s winning the Premier League isn’t such a miracle!
HISTORY! With Tottenham’s draw to Chelsea, Leicester City wins the Premier League title for the 1st time ever. pic.twitter.com/7lgHHOm7pQ
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Leicester won the league, while Chelsea has had one of the worst ever seasons.
Money is the crucial ingredient for any club to be successful. Although it doesn’t really guarantee a success, there has to be enough money at the club to be able to compete.
Premier League is the richest football league in the world, and because of this, the Premier League clubs are the richest football clubs in the world. From the top 30 richest clubs in the world, 17 are from Premier League, and that number is going to be even bigger in the future.
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Atletico Madrid won La Liga title in 2013/14 season, while beating the clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid (two richest clubs in the world), and what kind of budget did Atletico Madrid have? Well, they had a budget of €120 million, which is less than Leicester has at the moment, and Atleti almost won a Champions League that season.
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Its also surprising that Borussia had a budget of around €100 million when they managed to win Bundesliga. This all shows you that you don’t have to have the biggest budget to win things, but you must have enough of a budget to have a chance, and Leicester City took theirs.
It looks like a club has to have a budget of around 1/5 of a biggest budget in the league to have a chance of winning it. The same holds true for Montpellier, when they won Ligue 1 title in 2012. They had a budget of around €25 million, while Paris had a budget of more than €100 million.
Leicester City basically had enough money to win the league, and that makes them more of a possibility and not a miracle as everyone are saying they are.
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