Vichai bought Leicester City in 2010 and moved to chairman the following February.
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Leicester City's charismatic Thai boss was feared dead Sunday after a helicopter belonging to the billionaire crashed and burst into flames in the football stadium car park moments after taking off from the club's pitch.Vichai bought Leicester City in 2010 and moved to chairman the following February, pouring millions into the team and becoming a beloved figure in the club and the city a feat not always achieved by the Premier League's foreign owners.It was under Vichai's ownership that Leicester crafted one of the biggest fairy tales in English football history by winning the 2015/16 Premier League, having started the season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title.The Foxes, as the team are nicknamed, then engineered what fans now fondly refer to as the "Great Escape," winning seven of their last nine matches.Vardy, signed from non-league Fleetwood Town, scored in 11 consecutive matches, propelling the men in blue to a title without parallel in Premier League history.
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