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'Greatest achievement in the history of our game': What they said after Leicester's title win

Gary Lineker, David Cameron and Rory McIlroy were among those to pay tribute.

Jamie Carragher paid tribute to Leicester following their title win tonight.
Jamie Carragher paid tribute to Leicester following their title win tonight.
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“Leicester City have won the Premier League. 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

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