The 20 Most Insane Upsets in Sporting History

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Unpredictability is one of the greatest things about sport. Even the most dominant, all-conquering team or player can have an off day. But there are upsets and then there are upsets. Here’s a look at 20 which we still can’t quite believe happened.

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20. Leicester City win the Premier League

It’s hard to overstate just how incredible Leicester City’s Premier League title win in 2016 was. The U.K. soccer team were 5,000-1 to achieve such a feat at the beginning of the season. Yet, thanks to a strong teamwork ethic, the Foxes thwarted money-spinning teams like Chelsea and Manchester City to lift their first ever top-flight title.

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19. Buster Douglas beats Mike Tyson

Complacency proved to be Mike Tyson’s downfall during a 1990 fight against Buster Douglas. “Iron Mike” reportedly hadn’t been too concerned about his journeyman opponent. But the then-undefeated heavyweight champion was soon left with an ego as bruised as his body when he was floored by Douglas in the tenth round.

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