The beautiful game is adored by millions of fans around the world. The reason? Because anything can happen at any time. This same indisputable fact that makes football so fascinating also makes it rather problematic for the punter looking to place a few quid (or more) on the action.
It’s even more stunning, then, when those bets actually come off. Like when Adrian Hayward had a dream Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso would score from his own half during the 2005-06 season: £200 at 125-1 turned into £25,000. Or when Harry Wilson’s grandad made £125,000 from betting his son would play for Wales.
With that said, let’s take a look at sport’s biggest ever bets…
See infographic here(via www.sbo.net)