Revealed! The Middlesbrough defender on course to win the Premier League and Championship in the same season

Ritchie de Laet
Ritchie de Laet

Ritchie de Laet is on the verge of history.

The 27-year-old defender is on course to win the Premier League and the Championship in the same season!

The former Manchester United full-back is on loan at promotion-chasing Middlesbrough from newly crowned Premier League champions Leicester City.

And his trophy cabinet could soon have two winners' medals proudly on display if Boro beat Brighton on Saturday lunchtime and hope title rivals Burnley fail to win on the final day of the Championship season.

De Laet has already qualified for a Premier League medal as he made 12 league appearances for Leicester before moving to Middlesbrough on loan in January.

Boro head into the final round of matches second in the Championship, two points behind Burnley who are on 90 points.

Burnley won promotion on Bank Holiday Monday but the title is still up for grabs ahead of Boro's huge clash with third-placed Brighton - who could pip them to promotion - at the Riverside.

You need to play five Premier League games to be eligible for a winners' medal in the top flight.

In the Football League, Championship-winning clubs are given 18 medals to hand out among their players as they see fit and can apply for more if they provide a strong enough reason.

If Middlesbrough follow the Foxes example and win the title then this would be the first time a player has won a Premier League winners' medal and another English league title in the same season.