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EPL Title Win: Leicester City's Owner Buys N50m BMW for Every Player (Photos)

EPL Title Win: Leicester City's Owner Buys N50m BMW for Every Player (Photos)

The BMW cars on display

Leicester City billionaire owner has showered his club footballers with luxury car gifts in commendation for last season's achievement in the English Premier League

The Leicester City players who lifted the Premier League trophy have been presented with a £100,00 sports car each which is equivalent to N50 million in Nigerian currency.

Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has forked out nearly £2 million to buy 19 BMW i8's for the members of last season's squad of champions.

The players were presented with the cars as a thank-you at the King Power Stadium recently.

EPL Title Win: Leicester City's Owner Buys N50m BMW for Every Player (Photos)


EPL Title Win: Leicester City's Owner Buys N50m BMW for Every Player (Photos)

EPL Title Win: Leicester City's Owner Buys N50m BMW for Every Player (Photos)

EPL Title Win: Leicester City's Owner Buys N50m BMW for Every Player (Photos)


The hybrid sports cars, with a top speed of 160mph, are all in Leicester City blue and were lined up in a row at the ground. The classy gifts come just days before Claudio Ranieri's players need to put in a top performance to beat Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in Sunday's Community Shield game at Wembley.

The cars are on top of a £6.5 million pot that will be split between the squad under the terms of Leicester's bonus agreement with the Barclay's Premier League.

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha is worth an estimated £2 billion and is the fourth richest man in Thailand.

He bought 19 cars despite the fact that Claudio used 23 players in his title-winning squad.

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