Ritchie de Laet won promotion and a Premier League winner's medal in the same day


Ritchie de Laet managed to hit an amazing footballing double in one day after loan club Middlesbrough clinched promotion to the Premier League on the same day parent club Leicester lifted the trophy.

De Laet was at Boro's Riverside Stadium for the early kick-off in the Championship where a 1-1 draw against rivals Brighton was enough to secure automatic promotion.

The defender joined Middlesbrough on loan from Leicester in February, but not before he'd played 12 games with the Foxes to qualify for a Premier League winner's medal.

Ritchie de Laet plays for Leicester against Aston Villa in September 2015

So he left the party at the Riverside to travel 150 miles to the King Power Stadium in a two-and-a-half hour journey.

"It's been crazy," he said. "I started this morning with Middlesbrough and continued here with Leicester this evening.

Ritchie de Laet in action for Boro in February 2016

"Middlesbrough deserve to go to the Premier League, it's been a long time and the club and the supporters deserve it.

"I drove straight after the game and got here a couple of minutes before half-time to get comfortable, watch the second half and join in the celebrations."

Here he is celebrating the Premier League win - if you're struggling to spot him, he's there next to Jamie Vardy on the far left.

Leicester City players, including Ritchie de Laet, celebrate the Premier League win

What a day.