Soccer is by far the world’s most popular pastime, but not far behind it is soccer betting. Soccer betting started out as nothing more for people to put money down on their favourite games and teams, and it didn’t take long for it to become a thriving industry on its own. Today, soccer betting is massive, and can be found both locally and online.
It’s also home to some truly incredible wins, and there are always new stories of people making it big after betting on the right soccer team. Over the years, there have been some wins that have been truly life-changing; winnings that sometimes number in the millions and the winners themselves becoming quite legendary.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest soccer betting wins in history.
A 800,000 Jackpot
The Marathonbet bookmaker, a popular soccer bookie that has been associated with a number of large wins over the years, reported that one of their clients made it big when they won a huge sum of cash after buying a coupon worth just 2 euros.
The bettor put money down on 15 games that was part of a sweepstakes, including Barnsley – Bristol City, Napoli, Atalanta, Inter – AC Milan, Las Palmas – Almeria, and plenty of others. It quickly turned into his lucky day when the sweepstakes ticket earned him 878,000 euros in winning, one of the biggest wins in recent history, especially considering that the punter needed to get all 15 games right to win the large amount that he did. Few other bettors in recent history can boast the same amount of luck in soccer betting.
A Surprise Win
Many soccer fans might recognise the game that took place on the 8th of March 2017, as it’s widely considered one of the best comebacks in the history of the game. It saw Barcelona come back after having lost to French PSG during the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. Barcelona’s home game come back saw them winning 6-1 while Borussia Dortmund beat Benfica on the same day. A fan from the city of Germany had managed to guess the scores for these two games on the same day, with odds that were sitting at 840.
His correct guess meant that he finished the day with an extra 16,000 euros in his pocket in an extremely rare win, an amount that’s usually reserved for those that enjoy playing at a Canadian casino online.
The Greek National Team
This story took place during the Euro-2004 and saw a soccer bettor make enormous amounts of money even though he was facing near impossible odds.
By the time that the event was coming to an end, he decided to put $7300 down on the Greek national team, considered a serious outsider team at the time with little chance of winning. But the team surprised all by making it through right to the end and he eventually made a cool $465,000 in winnings.