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Punting Hall of Fame: How one punter turned a fiver into 276k thanks to a penalty from a goalkeeper

Our usual Hall of Famers have included teams like Chelsea, Barcelona, and United to beef up their bet, with the odd Chinese game thrown in for good measure.

by David Lyons | June 4, 2015

But not this guy. A total of seven selections spread out over three days in a Result and Both to Score Acca, with many of the teams being ones that you’ll only have seen on FIFA 15.

As if it wasn’t hard enough, our punter was left to sweat it out on a couple of games. His heart rate must have been pumping more often than Hugh Hefner back in the day.

DC United won their game comfortably 3-1, as did Gremio in the Brazilian League and Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League. Galatasary needed a Yilmaz hat-trick to overcome Bursaspor 3-2 in the Turkish Delight Cup.

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But it wasn’t all plain sailing. Late winners were needed in the U20 World Cup game between Mexico and Uruguay where an audacious chipped free kick was scored, and on Tuesday night, 1860 Munich needed an injury time winner to keep their Bundesliga 2 status intact for another year after beating third tier Holstein Kiel 2-1.

But surely the game and goal of the ACCA was seen in the Sao Paolo and Santos match, where 42 year old Rogerio Ceni scored the 128th goal of his goalkeeping career thanks to an 85th minute penalty to give Sao Paolo a win against Santos.

We tried to get in contact with the lucky divil to see how how he was going to spend his ‘Seven Deadly Wins’ winnings! After contacting Tim from the South of England, he informed us that he wishes to remain anonymous.

‘Thanks for everything, but I don’t want to provide a quote,’ he said, not realising the low bar we set for ourselves when it comes to acceptable quotes.

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