The Unbelievables : The Amazing Story of Leicester's 2015/16 Season Paperback
At the beginning of April 2015, newly-promoted Leicester City were seven points adrift at the foot of the Premier League.
What happened next was truly extraordinary. Not only did Leicester pull off one of the great escapes to survive in the top flight but they continued their form into the following season.
The manager who orchestrated Leicester's promotion and survival, Nigel Pearson, had left the club by then, replaced by the former Chelsea, Juventus and Roma manager Claudio Ranieri.
The press gave "the Tinkerman" no hope of staying the course and the bookies installed Leicester as one of the favourites to be relegated.
They were priced at 5,000/1 to win the Premier League.
With four games remaining, they stand on the edge of history.
The season would make stars of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
In November, Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's record by scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games.
Mahrez's goals and assists, including magnificent solo goals against Chelsea and Manchester City, made him favourite to win the PFA Footballer of the Year award.If Arsenal's unbeaten season in 2003/04 saw their team dubbed the Invincibles, then Leicester's exploits in 2015/16 have made them The Unbelievables. This is the story of their season as seen through the eyes of the supporters who have followed them up and down the country with an increasing sense of wonder.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: deCoubertin Books
- Publication Date: 30/06/2016
- Category: Football (Soccer, Association football)
- ISBN: 9781909245440