Biggest Sports Upsets

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21 Twins beat Braves in 1991 World Series
22 Leicester City win 2016 English Premier League (5000-1)

Yes, that's 5000-1, odds widely given by bookmakers at the start of the season in August, 2015. The Premier League boasts many of the world's richest and most successful clubs and players, but for the past 25-30 years had been only won by a small group of elite, wealthy clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

With just a few games to go at the end of the 2015 season, Leicester City (who had only been promoted to the division that year) were facing almost certain relegation to a lower league, but managed to somehow cling on and win enough points to stay up for another season by the skin of their teeth. When the next season began, no one gave them a chance of even staying in the league, with bookies offering 5,000-1 on them winning the title. With no star players in their ranks, the team worked relentlessly match after match, combining great teamwork with a tireless work ethic, plus a fortunate lack of injuries, and breakout seasons from 2 relatively unknown players ...more

I wish Manchester United won the league that year

Should be number 1 easily - sam11919

Amazing

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23 John Daly wins the PGA

It should be #3 after ASU vs. Michigan. Daly was the last alternate added. He never played a practice round. He just "gripped it and ripped it" for four great rounds, shocking the golf world along the way.

24 Australia beats Argentina - 2006 World Cup Germany

This never happened, where is your information from?

25 #16 seed Harvard def #1 seed Stanford in 1998 Women's NCAA Tournament

Only time a 16 seed has beat a 1 seed, and Stanford had home court advantage!

26 Holy Cross 55 def. Boston College 12 and then the Cocoanut Grove fire

stunning upset followed by real tragedy

27 USSR controversially defeats USA for Gold Medal in 1972 Olympics Basketball

True final score: USA 50, USSR 49 -- Political final score: USA 50, USSR 51 - DRIVEIN101

Oh please drivein101. The Soviet Union beat the US and you know it. 51-50 was the true final score.

28 Texas Western def Kentucky 1966 Final Four Championship

Are you kidding me, best basketball upset of all time, like the Emancipation Proclamation of basketball! Definitely put Rupp in his place! - crimson_stampede

No other small college basketball team will win the National Championship!

amazing upset. They made a movie. It's really good. - ziggy22

Ranks #1 of the all time sports upsets.

29 Germany beats Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup

It was in rio to start. Sure Neymar was out but they would have lost even if he was playing. The Brazilians seemed out of it today and the Germans took advantage - Biggyepicness

30 UConn def Duke 1999 Final 4

I hate Duke SO much. This is without a doubt one of my favorite upsets ever.

31 Japan defeats South Africa Rugby World Cup 2015

Number 34?
Take off the American glasses. This was simply huge in the rest of the World.

32 Houston Rockets def Orlando Magic in 1994
33 Pitt beats West Virginia 2007

Best upset of 2007 after app state Michigan. Pitt won 13-9 over the no2 team West Virginia Go pitt

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34 Cassius Clay knocks out Sonny Liston

In hind sight it shocks no one. In 63 Clay was about the only one who knew how immensely superior a boxer he was compared to Liston.

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35 BYU def SMU 1980 Holiday Bowl

jim mcmahon throwing the last hail mary to win it with 3 seconds left!

36 UCLA def USC 2006

UCLA kept USC out of BCS title game

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37 St Kilda vs Collingwood 1966 AFL Grand Final

Barry breen kicked the winning point what a heartbreak - browney115

38 Uruguay beats Brazil in the MaracanĂ  to win 1950 World Cup Final

To beat a Brazilian soccer team in a world cup final in front of 200,000 fans.
Wow!

1950, Brazil host nation, MaracanĂ  stadium built for the ocasion (capacity: 200.000), Uruguay won 2-1. "Never 200.000 people made a silence so big" - Uruguayan Journalist - torneca

39 Steelers Win Superbowl XL from the 6th Seed

come on who can't see this as a upset that can never been broken just tied.

40 1969 Mets def Orioles in World Series

they don't call them the "miracle mets" for nothing!

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