LEICESTER CITY are the Premier League champions in the fairytale ending to one of the most amazing stories in sporting history.
After narrowly escaping relegation last season they were priced at 5000/1 to win the title and they have beaten the bookies as well as the country’s biggest and richest clubs.
But how does their achievement rank among the greatest sporting upsets ever?
Here, SunSport looks at some other incredible upsets in sport.
1980 Miracle on Ice – USA ice hockey team win Olympic gold after beating USSR
The shocking 4-3 win for coach Herb Brooks’ side set the States up to go on and win the gold in their final match with Finland. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) chose the ‘Miracle on Ice’ as the century’s number-one international ice hockey story.
1983 India win the Cricket World Cup
Hosts England waited for India in the first semi-final but they were beaten by a team performance inspired by all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath who hit 46 from 92 balls and took 2/27 in 12 overs.
In the final they met the Windies again who were competing in their third consecutive final. Krishnamachari Srikkanth stood firm for 105 minutes and 38 runs to get India 183 and they won their first World Cup after Viv Richards’ side could only muster 140 thanks to Amarnath and Madan Lal taking hat-tricks each.
1985 April Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis in World Snooker final
On paper the final did not look a foregone conclusion with Northern Irishman Taylor an outside but not a novice. What puts this match into the running is the incredible comeback Taylor produced after losing the opening EIGHT frames to leave his opponent looking dead and buried.
After an incredible comeback, the match the match swayed with world No1 Davis leading 7-9, then 13-11 and 17-15 before Taylor levelled everything to 17-17 take it to a deciding frame. Davis took a 62-44 lead before Taylor got the table needing the final four colours.
A lengthy brown was hammered home, an awkward blue was cut in deftly and a high-pressure pink was potted off the cushion to leave it 62-59. The Black Ball Final was decided after tense safety play with Taylor, in his giant glasses, holding his nerve to sink the final ball.
1985 July – Teenager Boris Becker won Wimbledon
Few people had even heard of unseeded German teenager Boris Becker who, by the time he lifted the SW19 crown, was 17 years, 227 days. The child prodigy needed the maximum ten sets to come through the third and fourth rounds while eventual fellow finalist Kevin Curran cruised through by smashing past McEnroe and Connors in just six swift sets in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.
1988 Wimbledon Crazy Gang won the FA Cup
Liverpool boasted Kop icons and internationals like Alan Hansen, Steve McMahon, John Barnes and John Aldridge, with the legend Kenny Dalglish in charge.
Wimbledon, who trained on a public park on the edge of the A3, were a team made up of rejects, led by former hod carrier Vinnie Jones. Liverpool had recently collected their 17th league title and were huge favourites.
But a set-piece from the old Surrey training ground worked to perfection on 37 minutes when a corner from diminutive Wise was glanced home by the head of Lawrie Sanchez. And Beasant became the first man to save an FA Cup final penalty by denying Aldridge from 12 yards.
1990 Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson
The 19in neck, rock-solid stomach and iron fists made him a human wrecking-ball. Buster Douglas was a 42-1 outside viewed as cannon fodder for the undefeated, undisputed WBC, WBA, and IBF king. But the underdog was shrewd, he jabbed Tyson out of range and spoiled the fight by holding when the champ got too close for comfort.
Tyson’s left eye was closing and in farcical scenes his corner were lacking essential medical equipment. Instead, they filled a rubber glove with ice water and held it on Tyson’s eye between rounds. In round 10 Douglas connected with a stunning uppercut and followed it up with a furious combination that left Tyson sprawled out on the floor.
The ringside commentator yelled: “This makes Cinderella look like a sad story”.
2004 Greece won Euro 2004
Superb defensive organisation, perfectly-planned set-pieces and classic team-work helped them beat France, Czech Republic and Portugal. Angelos Charisteas grabbed three goals and defenders Traianos Dellas, Giourkas Seitaridis and goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis joined him in the UEFA Team of the Tournament.
German master Otto Rehhagel managed the Greeks perfectly to one of the most surprising tournament triumphs.
2008 The Giants beat the Patriots to the Super Bowl
They had become the first team to complete a perfect regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the only one since the league expanded to a 16-game regular season schedule in 1978. The Giants, by contrast went into the game with a 10-6 record and needed a wild card to get there.
After coming from behind, wide receiver Plaxico Burress then scored the winning touchdown on a 13-yard reception with 35 seconds remaining.
2015 Japan beat South Africa in the Rugby World Cup
Japan had not won a World Cup game since 1991 and that didn’t look like changing when the Springboks led 12-10 after Francois Louw and Bismark du Plessis tries.
But Ayumu Goromaru contributed 24 points for the Asian underdogs and Karne Hesketh crossed in the final minute to win an incredible World Cup Pool B encounter in Brighton.
Eddie Jones, the England boss who masterminded the upset, said: “If you are a child in Japan you will watch this and you will want to play rugby for Japan in the next World Cup.”
Leicester City win the 2015-16 Premier League title
Marvellous signings like Jamie Vardy, who cost the club just £1million from non-league Fleetwood, and Riyad Mahrez, the Algerian winger once considered the a Ligue 1 runt, have run away with the crown.
The win was built on team-work and effort, defensive structure and raw pace in an era when football clubs try to buy their success.
Leicester were 5,000/1 to win the title at the start of the season after narrowly escaping relegation back to the Championship the season before.
Week after week they were expected to fall away, collapse and disappear. But they didn’t. They have etched their name onto the trophy and into history as one of the great sporting fairytales of all time.