In what is arguably the most extraordinary feat in international football’s history, Denmark won the 1992 European Championships.
The Dane’s qualified for the 1992 tournament as a result of Yugoslavia being disqualified due to the breakup and warfare in the country. Their run to the final had already seen them qualify from a group including France and England, which in itself was a huge upset, and then a semi-final win on penalties against the Netherlands put this story in the history books within itself.
They met Germany in the final, who were massive favourites, boasting the likes of Jurgen Klinsmann, Matthias Sammer, and Andrea Brehme. The Germans had the best chance of the opening exchanges, with Sammer failing to convert a one on one against Peter Schmeichel. Despite Germany having the chance to take the lead, Arsenal's John Jensen opened the scoring for Denmark in the 18th minute with a thunderous strike from a cutback by Kim Vilfort.
After setting up the first, Vilfort wrapped up the trophy in the 78th minute with a goal of his own after taking the ball through Brehme and Thomas Helmer and finishing smartly into the bottom corner past the helpless Bodor Illgnar in the Germany goal.
Denmark's Euro win is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in football history. It is made all the more impressive when considering the Danes were without arguably their best player ever in Michael Laudrup, who didn't play due to differences between head coach Richard Moller Neilson.
The story from start to finish is just incredible.