Double Digits International

national teams

  • Double Digits in the World Cup
  • Double Digits in the Olympics
  • Double Digits in the Confederations Cup
  • Double Digits in the Copa América
  • Double Digits in the European Championship
  • Double Digits in the British Championship
  • Double Digits in the Asian Championship
  • Double Digits in the Asian Games
  • Double Digits in the Oceanian Championship
  • Double Digits - Concacaf
  • Double Digits - Other
  • Double Digits - Women

    club teams

  • Double Digits in the African Club Cups
  • Double Digits in the Copa Libertadores
  • Double Digits in the European Club Cups
  • Double Digits in the Asian Club Cups
  • Double Digits in the Oceanian Club Cup
  • Double Digits in the Concacaf Club Cups

  • Double Digits in the World Cup

    On only one occasion were double digits reached in the final tournament of the World Cup. In 1982, in a first round group match:

    1982, first phase Group III
    Hungary         10-1 El Salvador
    
    Both teams failed to progress from the group which also included Argentina and Belgium.

    In the qualifying tournaments, it happened more often.

    In Asian 2002 World Cup qualifying, Iran beat its own record (17-0 over the Maldives from 1998 qualifying) by an emphatic win over Guam. However, Oceania couldn't stand back, and Australia improved with a 22-0 over Tonga, and proved conclusively against American Samoa why the OFC do not deserve a full qualifying place: 31-0. American Samoa so far suffered six defeats in double digits in three different qualifying tournaments (2002, 2006 and 2010). In Europe, San Marino also suffered double digit drubbings in three different qualifying tournaments, those for the World Cups in 1994 (0-10 in Norway), 2002 (1-10 in Belgium) and 2010 (0-10 in Poland).

    1938, Europe Group 5 (2nd round)
    Hungary         11-1 Greece
    
    1958, Europe Group 6
    Finland         0-10 Soviet Union
    
    1970, Europe Group 7
    West Germany    12-0 Cyprus
    
    1974, North and Central America Subgroup 6
    Trinidad/Tobago 11-1 Antigua
    
    1982, Asia and Oceania Subgroup 1
    Australia       10-0 Fiji
    New Zealand     13-0 Fiji
    
    1994, Europe Group 2
    Norway          10-0 San Marino
    1994, North and Central America 2nd round Group 1
    Mexico          11-0 Saint Vincent
    1994, Asia Subgroup 5 (in Kuala Lumpur)
    Macao           1-10 Kuwait
    
    1998, Europe Group 8
    Liechtenstein   1-11 Macedonia
    1998, North and Central America Semifinal Group 3
    Honduras        11-3 Saint Vincent
    1998, Asia Subgroup 2 (in Damascus)
    Maldives        0-17 Iran
    Syria           12-0 Maldives
    1998, Asia Subgroup 2 (in Tehran)
    Maldives        0-12 Syria  [halftime score 0-1]
    1998, Asia Subgroup 4 (in Bosher, Oman)
    Macao           0-10 Japan
    1998, Asia Subgroup 4 (in Tokyo)
    Japan           10-0 Macao
    1998, Oceania 2nd round Group 1
    Australia       13-0 Solomon Islands
    
    2002, Europe Group 6
    Belgium         10-1 San Marino
    2002, Asia Subgroup 1
    Oman            12-0 Laos
    Syria           12-0 Philippines
    Syria           11-0 Laos
    2002, Asia Subgroup 2 (in Tabriz)
    Iran            19-0 Guam
    Tajikistan      16-0 Guam
    2002, Asia Subgroup 8
    Brunei          0-12 UAE
    2002, Asia Subgroup 9
    China           10-1 Maldives
    2002, Oceania Group 1 (in Australia)
    Fiji            13-0 American Samoa
    Tonga           0-22 Australia
    Australia       31-0 American Samoa
    Australia       11-0 Samoa
    
    2006, Asia Preliminary Round
    Turkmenistan    11-0 Afghanistan
    Maldives        12-0 Mongolia
    2006, North and Central America Preliminary Round 1
    Bermuda         13-0 Montserrat
    2006, North and Central America Preliminary Round 2
    Dominica        0-10 Mexico (in San Antonio, Texas)
    2006, Oceania Group 2 (in Samoa)
    Fiji            11-0 American Samoa
    Papua N. Guinea 10-0 American Samoa
    2006, Oceania Second Stage (in Australia)
    New Zealand     10-0 Tahiti
    
    2010, Europe Group 3
    Poland          10-0 San Marino
    2010, North and Central America Preliminary Round 1
    El Salvador     12-0 Anguilla
    Grenada         10-0 US Virgin Islands
    2010, Oceania Qualifying Stage Group A (in Samoa)
    Fiji            16-0 Tuvalu
    NB: Tuvalu not eligible to qualify for World Cup
    2010, Oceania Qualifying Stage Group B (in Samoa)
    Solomon Islands 12-1 American Samoa
    American Samoa  0-15 Vanuatu
    
    2014, Asia, 3rd Round Group 5
    Bahrain         10-0 Indonesia
    2014, North and Central America Second Stage Group F
    Antigua/Barbuda 10-0 US Virgin Islands
    2014, Oceania Qualifying Stage, Group A (on Solomon Islands)
    Samoa           1-10 Tahiti
    

    Double Digits in the Olympics

    Note that only amateur players were allowed until 1980, and afterwards age restrictions were made, so that not all of the below count as official A-internationals. The Philippines have been a particular welcome source for double digit wins (9 in all) while South Korea and Sweden have both lost and won by 10 goals difference.

    1908 (London), first round
    Great Britain   12-1 Sweden
    1908 (London), semifinals
    Denmark         17-1 France
    
    1912 (Stockholm), consolation tournament
    Germany         16-0 Russia
    
    1928 (Amsterdam), first round
    Argentina       11-2 USA
    1928 (Amsterdam), third place match
    Italy           11-3 Egypt
    
    1948 (London), second round
    Sweden          12-0 Korea
    
    1952 (Helsinki), preliminary round
    Yugoslavia      10-1 India
    
    1964 (Tokyo), first round
    Utd. Arab Rep.  10-0 South Korea
    
    1968 (Cd. de México), qualifying section Asia, group 1
    Japan           15-0 Philippines
    Lebanon         11-1 Philippines
    South Vietnam   10-0 Philippines
    
    1976 (Montréal), qualifying section Asia, group 2
    Malaysia        10-1 Papua New Guinea
    
    1980 (Moskva), qualifying section Asia, group 1
    Japan           10-0 Philippines
    1980 (Moskva), qualifying section Asia, group 2
    Iran            11-0 Sri Lanka
    
    1984 (Los Angeles), qualifying section Asia, group 5
    Philippines     1-10 Japan
    
    1988 (Seoul), qualifying section Asia, group 4
    China           10-0 Philippines
    1988 (Seoul), qualifying section Asia, final group
    China           12-0 Nepal
    1988 (Seoul), qualifying section Oceania, group 2
    New Zealand     12-0 Western Samoa
    
    1992 (Barcelona), qualifying section Europe, preliminary round
    Austria         10-0 Liechtenstein
    1992 (Barcelona), qualifying section Asia, group D
    South Korea     10-0 Philippines
    1992 (Barcelona), qualifying section Asia, group E
    China           17-0 Maldives
    China           10-0 Nepal
    
    1996 (Atlanta), qualifying section Oceania
    New Zealand     10-0 Vanuatu
    Australia       10-0 Fiji
    Australia       12-0 Vanuatu
    
    2000 (Sydney), qualifying section Asia, group 6
    Philippines     0-13 Japan
    Japan           11-0 Philippines
    
    2004 (Athinai), qualifying section Africa, preliminary round
    Kenya           11-0 Somalia
    2004 (Athinai), qualifying section North/Central America, preliminary round
    US Virgin Isl.  0-10 Canada
    Canada          14-0 US Virgin Islands
    Costa Rica      15-0 Belize
    2004 (Athinai), qualifying section Oceania
    New Zealand     11-0 American Samoa
    Cook Islands    0-11 Vanuatu
    
    2008 (Beijing), qualifying section Africa, preliminary round
    Zambia          10-0 Djibouti
    2008 (Beijing), qualifying section Asia, preliminary round
    Australia       11-0 Taiwan
    2008 (Beijing), qualifying section Oceania
    Cook Islands    0-11 Solomon Islands
    

    Double Digits in the Confederations Cup

    2013 (Brazil)
    Spain           10-0 Tahiti
    

    Double Digits in the Copa América

    1942 (Montevideo)
    Argentina       12-0 Ecuador
    
    1949 (Brazil)
    Brazil          10-1 Bolivia
    
    1975, Qualifying Stage Group A
    Argentina       11-0 Venezuela
    

    Double Digits in the European Championship

    Double digits were never reached in the final phase of any European Championship; it happened four times during the qualifying stages. At the first occasion, it was surely no coincidence that Spain needed a win by an eleven-goal margin to reach the 1984 final tournament.

    1984, Group 7
    Spain           12-1 Malta
    
    1996, Group 1
    France          10-0 Azerbaijan
    
    2008, Group D
    San Marino      0-13 Germany
    
    2012, Group E
    Netherlands     11-0 San Marino
    

    Double Digits in the British Championship

    Ireland conceded double digit losses on four occasions in the British Home Championship. Note that all of them happened before the split of the island and at the time, the strongest clubs and players were home in Belfast, in current Northern Ireland.

    1888
    Wales           11-0 Ireland
    Ireland         2-10 Scotland
    
    1899
    England         13-2 Ireland
    
    1901
    Scotland        11-0 Ireland
    

    Double Digits in the Asian Championship

    Double digits were never reached in the final phase of any Asian Cup; it happened seven times during the qualifying stages. Kuwait's 20-0 over Bhutan was a record for a continental championship. (It is however not a full FIFA international as Bhutan was not yet affiliated with FIFA at the time, only with AFC.)

    1976, Qualifying Stage Group 4 (in Hong Kong)
    China           10-1 Brunei
    
    1984, Qualifying Stage Group 2 (in Jeddah)
    UAE             11-0 Nepal
    
    2000, Qualifying Stage Group 4 (in Kuwait)
    Kuwait          20-0 Bhutan
    Yemen           11-2 Bhutan
    
    2000, Qualifying Stage Group 9 (in Hanoi)
    Vietnam         11-0 Guam
    China           19-0 Guam
    
    2004, Qualifying Stage Group E (in Incheon)
    South Korea     16-0 Nepal 
    
    New AFC President Bin Hammam then demoted 17 countries to a category
    called 'Emerging Nations', and let them play out their own tournament
    in 2006, the AFC Challenge Cup.  That did not prevent a double digit
    score to occur.
    
    2006, AFC Challenge Cup, Group C (in Dhaka)
    Palestine       11-0 Guam 
    

    Double Digits in the Asian Games

    1962, Group 2 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
    Malaysia        15-1 Philippines
    
    1974, Group 3 (Tehran, Iran)
    Malaysia        11-0 Philippines
    
    1994, Group 3 (Hiroshima, Japan)
    South Korea     11-0 Nepal
    
    1998, Group G (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
    Kuwait          11-0 Mongolia 
    Uzbekistan      15-0 Mongolia
    
    2002, Group E (South Korea)
    Iran            10-0 Afghanistan           (in Busan)
    Qatar           11-0 Afghanistan           (in Ulsan)
    Lebanon         11-0 Afghanistan           (in Ulsan)
    
    2006, Prelimary Round Group 1 (Qatar)
    Jordan          13-0 Macao
    

    Double Digits in the Oceanian Championship

    Double digits are common in the Oceanian Cup for Nations.

    1980, Group 1
    Tahiti          12-1 Solomon Islands
    1980, Group 2
    Australia       11-2 Papua New Guinea
    
    1998, Qualifying Stage, Polynesian Cup
    Tahiti          12-0 American Samoa
    1998, Group B
    Australia       16-0 Cook Islands
    
    2000, Qualifying Stage, Polynesian Cup
    Tahiti          18-0 American Samoa
    2000, Group 1
    Australia       17-0 Cook Islands
    
    2006, Qualifying Stage, Group 2 (in Samoa) [also World Cup Qualifying]
    Fiji            11-0 American Samoa
    Papua N. Guinea 10-0 American Samoa
    2006, Second Stage (in Australia) [also World Cup Qualifying]
    New Zealand     10-0 Tahiti
    
    2008, Qualifying Stage, Group A (in Samoa) [also World Cup Qualifying]
    Fiji            16-0 Tuvalu
    2008, Qualifying Stage, Group B (in Samoa) [also World Cup Qualifying]
    Solomon Islands 12-1 American Samoa
    American Samoa  0-15 Vanuatu
    NB: Tuvalu not eligible to qualify for World Cup
    
    2012, Qualifying Stage, Group A (on Solomon Islands) [also World Cup Qualifying]
    Samoa           1-10 Tahiti
    

    Double Digits - Concacaf

    Thanks to the regionalised qualifying, double digits scores are rare in CONCACAF tournaments; Nicaragua suffered three in the former Central American championships and nowadays some of the newer Caribbean participants (the US Virgin Islands in particular) occasionally succumb. No double digit scores have occurred in the final tournaments (either the old CONCACAF Championship or the contemporary Gold Cup):

    CCCF Championship 1943
    El Salvador     10-1 Nicaragua
    
    CCCF Championship 1946
    Honduras        10-0 Nicaragua
    
    CCCF Championship 1961
    El Salvador     10-2 Nicaragua
    
    Shell Caribbean Cup 1995 (Qualifier Gold Cup 1996)
    Montserrat      0-11 Saint Vincent/Grenadines
    
    Copa Caribe 2001 (Qualifier Gold Cup 2002)
    Haiti           12-1 US Virgin Islands
    Guadeloupe      11-0 US Virgin Islands
    Saint Lucia     14-1 US Virgin Islands
    
    Copa UNCAF 2001 (Qualifier Gold Cup 2002)
    Honduras        10-2 Nicaragua
    
    Copa Caribe 2004 (Qualifier Gold Cup 2005)
    Haiti           11-0 US Virgin Islands
    Jamaica         12-0 Saint-Martin
    Jamaica         11-1 US Virgin Islands
    
    Caribbean Cup 2010 (Qualifier Gold Cup 2011)
    Dominican Rep.  17-0 British Virgin Islands
    Dominica        10-0 British Virgin Islands
    

    Double Digits - Other

    Double digits have of course frequently occurred in other tournaments and friendlies. Until the Australia vs Tonga World Cup 2002 qualifier, the highest score between two full international sides occurred in the 1966 Arab Cup, played in Iraq:

    Libya           21-0 Oman
    
    This match was abandoned with 10 minutes left to play when Oman walked off contesting the award of a penalty to Libya!

    In the South Pacific Games of 1971, played in Tahiti, a higher score occurred, but the match did not involve full sides of regular FIFA members:

    Tahiti          30-0 Cook Islands
    
    Even this 'record' is now obsolete thanks to American Samoa's participation in the World Cup.


    Double Digits - Women

    The highest margin of victory in a senior international women's match is 21-0, which as far as known has been reached on 4 occasions, all in World Cup Qualifiers:

     5-12-97 Japan           21-0 Guam           [also Asian Cup]
    28- 8-98 Canada          21-0 Puerto Rico
     9-10-98 New Zealand     21-0 Samoa          [also Oceanian Championship]
     9-10-98 Australia       21-0 Western Samoa  [also Oceanian Championship]
    

    Double Digits in the African Club Cups

    1990, Cup Winners Cup, preliminary round
    Pamba SC         12-1 Anse Boileau 
    
    1994, Cup Winners Cup, first round
    Mbilinga         13-0 Renaissance (N'Djamena)
    
    2000, CAF Cup, first round
    Etoile du Sahel  10-0 Chingale (Tete)
    
    2011, Champions League, first round
    Raja Casablanca  10-1 Tourbillon (N'Djamena)
    
    2013, CAF Cup, first round
    US Bitam         12-1 Guadalupe
    

    Double Digits in the Copa Libertadores

    Double digits were reached on only one occasion in the Copa Libertadores (and never in any other South American club tournament). In a group match in 1970:

    Peñarol          11-2 Valencia
    

    Double Digits in the European Club Cups

    Some trivia: the only clubs to have reached double figures more than once in European competition are Liverpool (3 times), Ajax and Feyenoord (both twice). No fewer than 6 different English and 5 different Dutch clubs have reached double figures at least once, for in total 8 and 7 times, respectively.

    The only clubs to have conceded double figures more than once are are APOEL Nicosia (on 3 occasions, all in the CWC), Anorthosis Famagusta, Floriana, KR (Reykjavík), Red Boys Differdange and Reipas Lahti, all twice. No fewer than 5 different Cypriotic clubs (for in total 8 times) and 4 different clubs from Luxembourg and Malta (on 5 occasions in total) have been destroyed in this manner.

    The only club to have both reached and conceded double figures in European competition is Anderlecht.

    For a full overview of all occasions double digits were reached in the European Cups, check here.

    Here, additionally, all four occasions of double digits in the Intertoto Cup (note that in 1969 this was not a UEFA-organised competition):

    1969, Group 2
    Szombierki Bytom 10-0 Lugano
    
    1995, Group 3
    Tromsø IL        10-0 HB (Tórshavn)
    
    1997, Group 3
    Nea Salamina     1-10 AJ Auxerre
    
    2005, Round 1
    Gloria Bistrita  11-0 Olympiakos (Lefkosia)
    

    Double Digits in the Asian Club Cups

    List may not be exhaustive as not all results are known.

    1986/87, Champions Cup, 1st round
    Malavan          12-0 Victory
    
    1987/88, Champions Cup, 1st round
    Al Rasheed       10-0 Pakistan Air Force
    
    1992/93, Champions Cup, 1st round
    Al Wasl          10-0 Wohaib
    
    1993/94, Cup Winners Cup, quarterfinals
    Nissan           11-0 Semen Padang
    
    1995/96, Champions Cup, 1st round
    Tumon Taivon     2-10 Pasay City
    
    1996/97, Champions Cup, quarterfinals
    Yokohama Marinos 10-0 New Radiant
    
    1997/98, Champions Cup, 1st round
    Pohang Steelers  10-0 Mohammedan SC
    1997/98, Champions Cup, 2nd round
    Pohang Steelers  12-0 Victory SC
    
    1997/98, Cup Winners Cup, quarterfinals
    Suwon Bluewings  12-0 PSM Makassar
    
    1998/99, Cup Winners Cup, 1st round
    Paas             10-1 Seeb
    1998/99, Cup Winners Cup, quarterfinals
    Kashima Antlers  10-0 Sarawak
    
    1999/00, Champions Cup, 2nd round
    Kashima Antlers  16-0 Valencia SC
    
    2001/02, Champions Cup, 2nd round
    Suwon Bluewings  18-0 Saunders SC
    
    2004,    Champions League, group stage
    S. Ilhwa Chunma  15-0 Persik Kediri
    
    2006,    Champions League, group stage
    Gamba Osaka      15-0 Ðà Nang
    
    2007,    AFC Presidents Cup, group stage
    Transport United 0-13 Regar-TadAZ Tursunzade
    
    2008,    AFC Presidents Cup, group stage
    Kanbawza         11-0 Transport United 
    
    2010,    AFC Presidents Cup, group stage
    Yadanarbon       11-0 Druk Star
    
    2012,    AFC Presidents Cup, group stage
    Dordoy           11-2 Yeedzin
    
    2013,    AFC Presidents Cup, group stage
    Hilal Al-Quds    10-0 Sri Lanka Army
    

    Double Digits in the Oceanian Club Cup

    1999, Oceanian Champions Cup, group stage
    Tafea FC         10-0 Lotoha'pai FC
    Malaita Eagles   14-2 Konica
    Nadi             13-0 Kiwi FC
    Central United   16-0 Lotoha'pai FC
    South Melbourne  10-0 Konica
    AS Vénus         14-1 Kiwi FC
    
    2001, Oceanian Champions Cup, group stage
    Lotoha'pai FC    0-16 Wollongong City Wolves
    Laugu United FC  0-10 Wollongong City Wolves
    AS Vénus         10-1 Tupapa FC   
    
    2011/12, Oceanian Champions Cup, group stage
    Waitakere United 10-0 AS Tefana
    
    2012/13, Oceanian Champions Cup, group stage
    Auckland City    12-2 AS Mont-Dore 
    
    2013/14, Oceanian Champions Cup, preliminary round
    Pago Youth       1-11 Tupapa Maraerenga
    

    Double Digits in the Concacaf Club Cups

    List may not be exhaustive as not all results are known.

    1971, Champions Cup, Central American Qualiyfing
    Comunicaciones   10-1 Diriangén
    
    1976, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    Voorwaarts       12-0 Christianburg
    
    1977, Champions Cup, Central American Qualiyfing
    Municipal        13-1 Diriangén
    
    1988, Champions Cup, North/Central Zone Qualifying
    Cruz Azul        12-2 Leslie Verdes
    
    1990, Champions Cup, Central American Qualifying
    La Previsora     1-10 Alianza 
    
    1991, Cup Winners Cup, Central American Qualifying
    Comunicaciones   15-0 Real Estelí
    
    1992, Champions Cup, North/Central Zone Qualifying
    SF Blackhawks    10-0 Eurokickers
    
    1993, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    Club Franciscain 10-1 Coca Cola Rovers
    
    1995, Champions Cup, North/Central Zone Qualifying
    U.A.G.           10-0 Projusa (Veraguas)
    1995, Champions Cup, Final Tournament
    Municipal        10-0 CS Moulien
    
    1995, Cup Winners Cup, Third Place Match
    Marathón         12-0 Jong Colombia
    
    1996, Champions Cup, Qualifying Playoff
    Seattle Sounders 10-0 Transvaal
    1996, Champions Cup, Final Tournament
    Cruz Azul        11-0 Seattle Sounders
    
    1999, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    Caledonian AIA   13-0 Chelsea
    
    2000, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    W Connection     11-0 Café Sisserou Strikers  
    
    2002/03, Champions Cup, Central American Qualifying
    Deportivo FAS    17-0 Deportivo Jalapa
    Árabe Unido      19-0 Deportivo Jalapa
    
    2003/04, Champions Cup, Central American Qualifying
    Alajuelense      10-0 Boca Juniors
    
    2004/05, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    Ideal FC         1-15 Harbour View
    Ideal FC         0-15 Harbour View
    
    2007/08, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    P.R. Islanders   10-0 SAP      
    Jong Colombia    0-12 Baltimore
    Harbour View     10-0 SAP             
    
    2009/10, Champions Cup, Caribbean Qualifying
    W Connection     12-1 Bath Estate 
    
    2014/15, Champions League, Group 8
    Bayamón FC       1-10 América (Cd. de México)
    

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