- Leicester City Football Club have received the Laureus Spirit of Sport award following the Club's Premier League success in 2015/16
- Under the guidance of Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes won their first English top-flight title despite being touted as relegation candidates
- Laureus is a sports-based charity which works to improve the lives of young people across the globe and has raised over €100 million
- City had also been nominated for the prestigious World Breakthrough of the Year award, ultimately won by F1 champion Nico Rosberg
Leicester City have been presented with the Laureus Spirit of Sport award in recognition of the Club’s remarkable Premier League title success during the 2015/16 season.
A sports-based charity which works to improve the lives of young people across the globe, Laureus has raised over €100 million and supported 150 projects to tackle violence, discrimination and disadvantage.
The tale of City’s unstoppable march towards their maiden top-flight title captured the imagination of millions worldwide as Claudio Ranieri’s side went from relegation candidates to title-winners in 10 months.
Ranieri was joined by Club captain Wes Morgan in Monte-Carlo to receive the prestigious award and to shine a light on the work Laureus does to transform the lives of disadvantaged people around the world.
The Club’s success last season has been heralded as one of the most unlikely triumphs in football history since Ranieri and Morgan hoisted the iconic trophy aloft in tandem at King Power Stadium in May 2016.
The Laureus World Sport Awards ceremony is held annually, 17 years on from its inception, and celebrates the most noteworthy and inspirational achievements across the last 12 months in the entire sporting calendar.
Meanwhile, City were also nominated alongside esteemed company for the renowned World Breakthrough of the Year award which was ultimately won by retiring German Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg.