Saturday was a bit of a success for Ritchie de Laet, who managed the unprecedented feat of winning the Premier League and securing promotion to the Premier League on the exact same afternoon.
The Belgian full-back played 12 times for Leicester City at the start of the season before moving to Middlesbrough on loan in January, where he made a further 10 appearances – thus entitling him to both a Premier League winner’s medal and a similar trinket for tying up automatic promotion to the league he’d just won!
Not a bad day 🏅🏅🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/Ozt51ISCil
— ritchie de laet (@de_laet_r) May 7, 2016
“It’s crazy, a great day for me,” De Laet told BBC Radio 5 Live after Boro’s promotion-clinching draw against Brighton.
“It’s crazy, I’m still a Leicester player so I’ll be on my way to catch the end of the Leicester game to get awarded my medal over there.”
All in all, not a bad day at the office.