Football’s Biggest Wins and Highest Scoring Matches.

Their manager, Ratismandresy Ratsarazaka, in a bizzare protest against decisions that had cost his team the league, had ordered his players to repeatedly fire shots into their own net from the kickoff. Public Domain.” data-credit-link=”http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Scottish_Football_League/Arbroath/Arbroath.htm” src=”https://static.suite.io/article_images/orig/3a6fa65e-e842-42bc-a04a-b2c285dc148d.jpg” title=”Arbroath 1885″/>Every now and again football throws up some terribly one-sided matches. As Adema 149-0 SOE Antananarivo

If you were under the impression that it would be impossible to score 149 goals in a 90 minute match you would be correct. Results like these are horrible for fans of the losing team, but are peversely enjoyable for the neutral. For some reason, the referee didn’t abandon the game, and the players kept this up relentlessly for the entire match. They were ranked 203rd best out of 203 nations. Unterhaching’s David Zdrilic got 8 goals. The manger was subsequently suspended by the Madagascar football federation for three years, while SOE players Mamisoa Razafindrakoto, Manitranirinana Andrianiaina, Nicolas Rakotoarimanana, and Dominique Rakotonandrasana were suspended until the end of the 2002 season.

Telegraph, The, April 14, 2001 by Mark Jeffreys

Sources. Archie Thompson equalled John Petrie’s world record with 13 (he would have broken it but for a disallowed goal). Australia, who had just beaten Tonga 22-0. The match between AS Adema and SOE, however, should be taken with a pinch of salt, as the extraordinary result only came about as a result of a strange protest.

12th September 1885. 18-year-old John Petrie scored 13 of those 36 (still a record for a single match) while Jim Milne Jr, Bon Accord’s goalkeeper, spent most of the match trying to avoid the rain underneath an umbrella. Dundee Harp 35-0 Aberdeen Rovers. Arbroath 36-0 Bon Accord.

36-0 is a cricket score, which is appropriate considering Bon Accord were a cricket team who had been entered into the Scottish Football Cup by mistake. They effectively had to play with a third choice eleven, which had an average age of 18 and included two 15 year olds. As Samoa’s coach Lui noted, ‘We don’t know what Australia were trying to prove scoring all those goals.’ In the end, Australia’s massive win didn’t do them any good. The referee had originally counted 37 goals, but Dundee insisted they had only scored 35, an act of honesty they were to regret upon hearing the result of Arbroath’s match.

11th April 2001. Incredibly, on the exact same day and only 18 miles away, Dundee Harp defeated Aberdeen Rovers 35-0. It is harder to support such practice in cup matches, as was the case in three of the games below. This was always going to be an absolute mauling and Australia refused to show them any mercy. ‘I’ve got to tell you they are woeful’, said David Smith, their Australian liason officer, ‘the reserves of a seventh division amateur side would beat them.’ And their opponents were Australia. Sunday Herald, The, Jan 19, 2003 by Natasha Woods

Guardian, The, November 29, 2002

Arbroath 1885Chelsea put 7 past Stoke, Aston Villa, and Sunderland, and 8 past Wigan (who also lost 9-1 to Tottenham Hotspur). But it wasn't a victory to be proud of. Australia, who were ranked 128 places above them. Their invitation was meant to go to Orion FC, who wouldn't have beaten Arbroath (in fact Orion faced Bon Accord's opponents two years later and lost 18-0) but at least they played the same sport as them. Part of you wants them to stop, while another part wants them to continue to tear them apart. The majority of their national team had just been declared ineligible by FIFA over passport issues, and they were unable to call up their under 20 players to replace them, as most of them were sitting highschool exams. That came against the mighty Wallis and Futuna in 1983. Australia 31-0 American Samoa.

In American Samoa’s entire history as an international football team they had managed only one victory. It is not as impossible, however, to score 149 own goals which Malagsy club SOE proved during a match against AS Adema in the TBH Champions League in 2002. In fact, the victory could have been by a much greater margin had the referee, Dave Storment, not chalked off 7 goals for offside. Is it unsporting behavior to run up the score against inferior opposition? In Chelsea’s case, it was easy to justify, as goal difference could have been the difference between them winning and not winning the league. The following is a list of the highest winning margins of all time. In a pre-season friendly in 2009, Spanish side Villareal beat third division Navata 27-0. Despite scoring 73 goals in the qualifiers, they were defeated 3-1 in a playoff against Uruguay, missing out on an a place at the 2002 World Cup in Japan/South Korea.

31st October 2002

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