Leicester players & fans pay tribute to Thai owner & his late father after first FA Cup win

What a victory.

Nyi Nyi Thet | May 16, 2021, 01:00 PM

Leicester capped off a good season by securing their first ever FA Cup victory after a hard fought 1-0 win over Chelsea.

The victory came courtesy of a splendid goal by Youri Tielemans, and a couple of top drawer saves from goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

One of the more endearing scenes of the celebration came when Schmeichel led chairman Top Srivaddhanaprabha down the stands to celebrate with the team.

Praise was heaped on the young 35-year-old owner and his late father Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who had passed away in 2018 in a helicopter crash, for their handling of the club.

Top had taken over as chairman after the death of his father.

Before the match, messages like "Come on City. Do it for Vichai" had been strongly emphasised.

The stadium also displayed a huge banner bearing the image of the late owner.

The Thai family are beloved in Leicester since their purchase of the club in 2010. The crowning achievement came in the 2015-2016 season when they were crowned Premier League champions.

Many pundits pointed out how stark the reactions of the fans and players towards the owners had been in comparison to the "big six" Premier League teams.

Tielemans praised the management and said Top and his family had "built this club towards glory after winning the Premier League, and now to win the FA Cup is amazing".

He further added that the players will give everything for the "men that built this club and built this history and legacy".

Similar praise was given by Leicester manager Brendan Rogers, who said he was pleased for Top and his family, and that it was a dream of theirs to win the trophy.

Khun Top, Chairman of Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers (R), Manager of Leicester City celebrate with the Emirates FA Cup trophy during The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

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