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'I Believe in Miracles'. 10 unique football stories

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Leicester City 2015/16

The Foxes created potentially the greatest story in modern football as they secure the 2015/16 Premier League title despite being relegation favourites.


Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest

Clough took Forest from the old second division to the English top flight. He subsequently won the 1st division the following season and won two consecutive European Cups (1979 & 1980)

Denmark: Euro 92 winners

The Danes were drafted into the 1992 European Championship at the last minute as a replacement for the expelled Yugoslavia team. The squad who had to reconvene from their holidays and despite little preparation made it to the final overcoming Germany 2-0.

SD Eibar

Eibar is a small Basque town of 27.000 people. Subsequent promotions from 2B, to 2A and then to LaLiga saw the team with the smallest budget playing in Spain's top flight and in turn creating a modern day Cinderella story.

Wimbledon: 1988 FA CUP Winners

Playing in the Southern Premier League some seven years before the final, the Dons were hugely unfancied coming into the final against the mighty "Reds". A 37' Laurie Sanchez goal pulling off the biggest surprise in FA Cup final history.

Greece: Euro 2004

It wasn't pretty but it was effective. Under German Otto Rehhagel Greece found themselves in the Lisbon final against host nation Portugal. Another trademark 1-0 was enough to secure a win and spark the biggest night in Hellenic football.

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Western Sydney Wanderers: AFC Champions League Winners 20014

A club formed in 2012 that goes on to win the biggest honour in Asian football just two years later? It happened in 2014 as newly formed WSW became the first Australian side to win the ACL beating Saudi's Al Hilan in the final.

Castel di Sangro: Serie B 1996/97

Immortalized in the famous book by American author Joe McGinniss, Castel di Sangro is a hamlet of 6,000 people in the Abruzzro area of Italy. The Serie B dream was short lived but put the tiny town on the global footballing map (briefly).

Hellas Verona: Serie A winners 1985

In a league dominated by the likes of Juve, Milan and Inter, Osvaldo Bagnoli put together a squad of youth and experience and just 2 defeats all season would be enough for the scudetto to make it's way for the first and last time to the Veneto region.

Cameroon: Italia 90

Despite only progressing to the quarter final of the tournament, from the moment they defeated Argentina in the opener and the world witnessed Roger Milla's "wiggle" celebration, the African team were the stars of the World Cup finally exiting on penalty