Ritchie De Laet Shows Off Medals After Winning Premier League With Leicester And Promotion With Middlesbrough On Same Day (Photo)

Chris Wright

8th, May 2016


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!

“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.