Leicester City and 'King Claudio' Ranieri praised by world's media
The international media have enjoyed Leicester City's rise to become Premier League champions. Here is some of the reaction celebrating their achievement.
- Leicester Mercury (@Leicester_Merc) 3 May 2016
Tuesday's Sun back page:
"King Claudio" was the headline used by both La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere dello Sport to pay tribute to Claudio Ranieri's achievement in winning the Premier League title with Leicester City.
Il Corriere showed Ranieri smiling in a blue suit, calling his achievement the "greatest ever by an Italian coach. Tuttosport branded him a "legend", using the Italian word for 'king' in an otherwise similar headline.
Meanwhile, a picture of a jubilant Ranieri also makes it onto the front page of Il Corriere della Sera with the Rome-born coach named "the king of England," and there is room for the story on the front pages of La Repubblica and La Stampa.
Finally, Rome-based Il Messaggero says "Ranieri's fairy tale enchants Rome" with much of their front page also dedicated to the 64-year-old.
L'Equipe's front page has a headline in English over a photo of Leicester players celebrating last night: So Good!
France Football's story on the win led with the news that "Leicester has achieved the impossible." It said the most talented of robbers couldn't have pulled off a better hold up than Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri.
The headline on the main piece in Le Parisien read: "Leicester, incredible king of England."
In the same paper, former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires said Leicester's "miracle" showed that "anything is possible in football."
Bild: Europe's biggest football sensation - Leicester's title miracle is real.
Suddeutsche Zeitung: Miracle clinched - Leicester win championship on couch and in pub
Leicester City wird englischer Meister: Der Triumph der elf Versager https://t.co/lqTyp71SBx- Süddeutsche Zeitung (@SZ) May 3, 2016
Kronen Zeitung: Crazy! Fuchs & Foxes from Leicester are champions.
Marca's story entitled "Dreams can come true" has video from Jamie Vardy's house -- it also says: "The Foxes have won without worrying about possession -- and with a cast of anonymous heroes fighting like titans."
AS have a story headlined "Leicester the new Premier League Champion -- the miracle of the century."
Great Front at Norwegian paper VG. We're celebrating Leicester too... pic.twitter.com/q49tBsRJ1b- Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) May 3, 2016
For anyone waking up this morning and thinking it's all been a glorious dream... pic.twitter.com/4ENaLXnc80- Sport360° (@Sport360) May 3, 2016
Believe it! Leicester City wins the Premier League. Details, videos: https://t.co/BTvMwIJKr9- Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) May 2, 2016