Football's 7 Greatest Cinderella Stories of All Time

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Football's 7 Greatest Cinderella Stories of All Time
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Rags to riches, anonymity to fame, mere existence to glory.

Football has had plenty of Cinderella stories over time, with tales of plucky underdogs succeeding against all the odds being passed down from generation to generation.

These aren't the sort of amazing comeback victories such as Liverpool's 2005 Champions League triumph or Manchester United's victory in the same competition in 1999, but rather longer stories of pluck, determination and glory in one way or another.

They don't always end up with a trophy―or indeed a glass slipper―at the end, but all are tales which warm the heart.

Here are seven of the best:

 

 

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