“It ain’t over ’til it’s over”. Yogi Berra, the great and ever-quotable Yankee legend, was on to something when he said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” When it comes to sports, no one has ever said it better. Great comebacks, whether by teams or individuals, are legendary. It might be underdogs who pull off upsets, aged players reawakening memories of glory past, snake-bitten teams ultimately capturing a championship…. In other situations, the full collapse of an opponent who had built up what appeared to be an invincible advantage could constitute the other side of the comeback.
To compile a list of 20 of the most amazing sports upsets and comebacks of all time, we have looked extensively through numerous sources and have compiled a final list. So did your favorite sporting moments make the cut? Find out on below.
Soccer: West Germany’s Comeback
West Germany defeated Hungary in the 1954 World Cup final in Bern, Switzerland, after coming back from a two-goal deficit. The Hungarian squad came into the competition as one of the best in the world. It had gone four years without losing a match and had won its second Olympic gold medal during that time. Hungary scored two goals in the opening eight minutes of the World Cup encounter. Before the end of the first half, West Germany had roared back to draw the game. Helmut Rahn scored the game-winning goal six minutes into the second half, giving Germany its first of four World Cup victories.