Harry Wilson's Grandfather Wins £125,000 on Wales Debut Bet

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterOctober 16, 2013

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 15:  Craig Bellamy (R) and Harry Wilson of Wales shake hands after the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group A match between Belgium and Wales at King Baudouin Stadium on October 15, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Harry Wilson, a 16-year-old rising midfield star for Liverpool, made his international debut Tuesday night during Wales' 1-1 draw against Belgium in World Cup qualifying.

With Wilson making that first international cap, his grandfather made a cool £125,000, for a £50 bet placed a long time ago. The BBC reports:

His grandfather Peter Edwards, 62, was quoted odds of 2,500/1 when he placed the bet with a bookmaker in Wrexham.

He is now set to retire a year earlier than originally planned.

"When he was about 18 months old he used to chase a ball around on the carpet before he could walk," Mr Edwards said.

"I went into William Hill in Wrexham and asked them how I go about it. I had no idea how to do it and the manageress put me in touch with London."

If this all sounds a bit familiar, you might remember the case of Ryan Tunnicliffe, who won his father £10,000 after debuting for Manchester United in the Capital One Cup last year.

And so the lesson here is obvious: Nothing says familial love like placing a bet on an 18-month-old relative. 

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