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Top 15 Ultimate Soccer Shockers Of All Time

As former Tottenham and Chelsea forward Jimmy Greaves proclaimed, “It’s a funny old game”. That is precisely why so many of us have grown to love football. In its truest form football is not only about the thrills and spills of every kick, but the unpredictable. Whether it’s those last-minute winners or the goals just seconds after kick off, it is the unknown that grips people across the globe.

The drama of the ultimate giant killing act is laid bare in the game’s oldest competition, the FA Cup. Considered to be the granddaddy when it comes to knockout tournaments, the FA Cup is where fans can really experience the unexpected. It is the heart stopping Roy of the Rovers fantasy because in a one-off game, anything can happen.

Teams who trot out in several leagues below their opposition can actually overcome the odds and triumph. Take for example, 1987 FA Cup Winners, Coventry City. They have been involved in not one, but two of the biggest shockers of all time. Back in 1989 when a little known show called the Simpsons burst onto our screens, the Sky Blues were knocked out by non-league side Sutton United.

In addition to this, Coventry was knocked out of this seasons FA Cup in the first round. The victors this time were Worcester City who are some 100 league positions below them. However, the shocks don’t stop there.

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest stage of them all. Yet this spectacle has been prone to the odd shock or two down the years. In 2002, Senegal defeated France who were reigning champions at the time. It was an incredible start to the tournament in Korea and Japan, whilst Les Bleues were sent packing after the group stage.

At times, football is chaos where the predictable can sometimes turn into the unpredictable. Here are just some of the ultimate soccer shockers of all time.

15  15. Greece 1-0 Portugal, Euro 2004 Final

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14 Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool, 1988 FA Cup Final

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13 Inverness CT 3-1 Celtic, Scottish Cup 2000

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12 Southampton 1-0 Manchester United, FA Cup 1976

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11 Denmark 2-0 Germany, Euro '92 Final

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10 Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea, FA Cup, 2008

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9 Cameroon 1-0 Argentina, 1990 FIFA World Cup

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8 Rubin Kazan 2-1 Barcelona, Champions League, 2009

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7 York City 3-0 Manchester United, League Cup 1995

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6 South Korea 2-1 Italy, FIFA 2002 World Cup, 2002

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5 Hereford United 2-1 Newcastle United, FA Cup Third Round Replay, 1972

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4 Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal, FA Cup Third Round, 1992

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3 North Korea 1-0 Italy, FIFA 1966 World Cup, 1966

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2 Liverpool 3-3 A.C Milan (3-2 PK), UEFA Champions League Final, 2005

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1 Germany 7-1 Brazil, FIFA 2014 World Cup Semi Final

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