The worst feeling you get as a football fan is losing. But that usually lasts a day or two. But when it's a good old beat-down, then it forms a scar in your memory. No matter how star-studded a team is, a club is always susceptible to a humiliating loss.In the last few years, we have seen several matches, where two huge teams face-off, with the fans expecting a close contest but it only results in a very one-sided affair no-one expected.The other side of the spectrum is, big teams, being embarrassed by minnows sometimes even by an unreal score. It's safe to say, losing both ways is an ugly and unwanted trauma no manager would want to go through.So here are the biggest defeats in football in the last decade.
1. AS Adema 149–0 SO l’Emyrne- 2002
Football all-time highest scoring match record belongs to AS Adema from the Island of Madagascar. The Antananarivo based side thrashed SO l’Emyrne 149-0 on 31st October 2002. This game and the winners were awarded The Guinness Book of Records and there is no doubt they will keep it for years to come.How was this scoreline even possible? According to credible reports, SO l’Emyrne lost the match intentionally as a protest to poor referee decisions that had gone against them in a four-team playoff tournament. So we can all say it was not really a normal defeat but it was legal and so it stands.
2.Nigeria Twin Matches (79-0, 67-0)- 2013
In 2013, the World was shocked when two suits in Nigeria decrease division merchandising battle produced 146 goals. Plateau United Feeders thrashed Akurba FC 79-0, while Police Machine FC defeated Bubayaro FC 67-0.The two winners began the games with comparable goal differences, the two had been expected to win so ‘goals scored’ became the important component to earn a promotion. At half-time, the video games had been 7-0 and 6-0 respectively however the gates have been opened by their opponents in the 2nd half. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) mounted that there was once match-fixing. The two clubs have been banned for 10 years. All gamers and officers involved had been surpassed lifetime bans. Crazy Naija football oh.
3. Arbroath 36-0 Bon Accord 1885.
That team down the road was Arbroath.There were no problems with score-keeping here, as the home side put another Aberdeen-based side to the sword.Here, again, is an account of the game from theScotsman. As mentioned in the article, the win was expected, but not so much the overwhelming result.John Petrie was the first man (18-year-old rather) to hold the record of 13 goals in a professional game.Abroath no longer holds the record for biggest win—obviously, as they are at No. 2 on this list—but that record was under threat more than once.The BBC reports that the Scottish side came close to losing out to Romanian team Carpati Mirsa, but Guinness did not consider it a professional league game.
4. Dundee Harp 35-0 Aberdeen Rovers 1885
We head on over to Scotland for our next two entries, which both came about on the same day.The now defunct Dundee Harp held no mercy for the Aberdeen Rovers when the sides met in, erm, 1885 (via Dundee Evening Telegraph).Here's what's so interesting about this story, though.Dundee Harp could have been the former world record-holder in terms of the biggest margin of victory in football. Here's a tidbit from the Scotsman about the events surrounding that day;...according to Fraser Clyne, the Arbroath FC historian who researched both matches in detail, the referee had noted 37 goals scored. However, Harp's secretary insisted the correct result was two goals less. The referee is said to have acknowledged difficulty keeping track of the offensive onslaught and acceded to Harp's lower total.
5. Australia 31–0 American Samoa
It's not every day a team is beaten so badly FIFA have to change the rules. It was the largest defeat in an international match and came at the 2002 World Cup qualifiers. Australia's Archie Thompson scored a ridiculous 13 goals. FIFA then introduced a preliminary round in Oceania qualifying so a result like that wouldn't happen again.
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