Sundowns Beat Rivals 24 – 0. Football’s Greatest Win?

March 11, 2012

2-0, 5-0 or even 8-2 is understandable, but when a team is beaten 24-0, then there is a big problem. We are not talking about a village or school game. We are talking of a game between professional football clubs , televised live on national TV in South Africa. Mamelodi Sundowns demolished Powerlines FC 24 – 0 . Quick mathematics means they scored a goal every 3.75 minutes or 2 goals every 7 minutes. By half time, Sundowns were leading 10 – 0, with 2 disallowed goals.

24 – 0 is surely a score line you don’t expect to see in leagues such as the English Premier League but it’s also unheard of in African leagues.However, if you thought 24-0 was anything, wait till you hear the world’s record.

On October 2002, Madagascar’s As Adema, beat their rivals Stade Olympique de L’Emyrne (SOE, wait for it, 149 – 0. This is recorded by the Guinness book of records as football’s greatest win. It is worth noting that all the 149 goals were own goals by SOE after disputed referee decisions.

Sundowns beating Powerlines 24 – 0 will go down as one of the games won with the biggest margin, fair and square.

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