Leicester ranked UKs Greatest Sporting City for 2016

Leicester's fairytale year continued after it was ranked as the UK's Greatest Sporting City for 2016, according to research from ESPN and the University of Bath.

Propelled by a historic Premier League title for Leicester City FC, the city beat the likes of London and Manchester to the award after it scored highly in the most of the 12 factors fans were asked to identify as key to a great sporting city.

The city climbed 17 places from 18th last year and earned a maximum score in five factors -- success, matchday atmosphere, local talent, community and social.