10 of Football's Great Underdog Sides

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10 of Football's Great Underdog Sides
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There seems to be little place for the underdog in modern football. With the game now so utterly dominated by money, it is tougher than ever for a team with a lower profile or less resources than their rivals to come out on top.

In the Premiership, the title race and even the battle for Champions League qualification is regularly contested by the same elite group of clubs. Yet the underdog is the type of team that will always have a special place in our hearts, and every once in a while, a smaller team will have their moment of glory.

This article looks back at some of the great underdog teams of the past and their triumphs. Note that this article focuses only on teams that had actual success within a tournament or league, so one off triumphs, for example Hereford's famous giant killing of Newcastle United in the FA Cup, will not be considered, as it did not lead to a trophy.

Please also be aware that this list is made up only of British sides and international teams due to the impossibility of compiling a list using teams from all over the world, given the number of underdog triumphs there have been. This is, of course, far from a definitive list. Simply a selection of underdog victories which capture the imagination.

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