FC Basel’s two wins this week to secure their fourth Swiss Primera League title on the bounce will have gone unnoticed by the majority of Irish football fans but one Paddy Power customer was paying particular close attention as it meant that the final leg of his 12 leg accumulator had clicked.
The online customer from the North West placed the €150 accumulator last summer and woke up €102,592.71 richer this morning as all his selections went on to win their respective league titles.
The bet was all but won on Wednesday night when Fabian Frei’s penalty put FC Basel three points clear of Grasshopper with an insurmountable goal difference ahead of the final game.
A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “Dunphy and Giles should move over and make some room as we could all do with taking our football advice from this chap. Unfortunately we’ve had a look at his account and he hasn’t backed Ireland to qualify for next year’s World Cup.”
The winning selections
11/10 W Juventus to win Serie A
11/8 W Galatasaray to win Turkish Super League
5/6 W Bayern Munich to win Bundesliga
13/8 W Ajax to win Dutch Eredivision
1/5 W Limerick to win League of Ireland Division 1 2012
4/9 W Sligo to win League of Ireland 2012
Evens W Monaco to win Ligue 2
4/11 W PSG to win Ligue 1
2/7 W FC Copenhagen to win Danish Superligaen
8/11 W FC Basel to win Swiss Primera League
8/11 W Anderlecht to win Belgian Premier League
4/7 W Elfsborg to win Swedish Allsvenskanliga