Lifelong Leicester fan will win £100,000 bet if Claudio Ranieri's men go all the way 5 years ago

Lifelong Leicester fan will win £100,000 bet if Claudio Ranieri's men go all the way

We're not sure why you'd ever bet money on anything at 5000/1.

But it could turn out to be an absolutely inspired decision for Leicester City fan John Pryke.

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Back in August, most people would probably have gutted themselves laughing at the thought that the Foxes could actually win the Premier League.

But not John - he went and put £20 of his hard-earned money on that exact outcome when the Foxes were priced at 5000/1.

It might have seemed like a crazy decision at the time to most of us - but there's a reason he stuck a purple beer token on his club to win the league.

Remember when Greece shocked everyone and went and won the 2004 Euro 2004. championship at 500/1? John does.

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"I remember when Greece won the European Championships in 2004," he told The Sun.

"No-one fancied them. They were 500/1 to win it and I remember my son, Christopher, said to me: 'They'll win it, dad,' and I laughed at him.

"Lo and behold, they did. I didn't want to miss out like that again.

"I'm not a big gambler but when I saw the odds for City - 5,000-1, and with the way we finished last season - I thought it was worth a go."

Now with 13 games left and Claudio Ranieri's men six points clear it's looking an absolutely brilliant bet with Leicester now title favourites.

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There are probably going to be a few squeaky bums in the Pryke household between now and May.