This season had an unexpected turn of events in some championships, leading to certain surprises. I’ll just list some of them here:
Monaco. AS Monaco is, without a doubt, the biggest surprise of the season. At the beginning of the season, you’d expect PSG to win another title in Ligue 1. But a young and talented Monaco squad, with the youngster Mbappe and a revived Falcao as main protagonists, not only won their first championship in 17 years, but also made it to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, being up from the third qualifying round.
Feyenoord. With all the heroics of Ajax’s road to the Europa League final, it’s Feyenoord who made the biggest noise in Netherlands this season. You would expect a battle between Ajax and PSV in Eredivisie this season, but Feyenoord had an amazing season with ups and turnarounds ended with the first league title win after 18 years.
Rijeka. Leaders in Prva NHL, with 5 points over Dinamo Zagreb and two rounds remaining, Rijeka are close to end their 70 years await for a championship title if they win Saturday against Cibala. Rijeka had an outstanding internal season, remaining undefeated for 31 rounds until losing to Lokomotiva Zagreb 0-1.
Viitorul Constanta. A team founded in 2009 by Romanian football legend, Gheorghe Hagi, who serves as both owner and manager, has managed to prove the odds wrong and win the Romanian league, their first major trophy.