Many of those who witnessed the 2013 Women’s World Cup will remember the United States women’s team 13-0 triumph over Thailand. While that is easily one of the highest scorelines throughout women’s soccer history, a club team from Brazil recently scored more than four times that amount.
On the 28th of September, Brazilian Women’s side Flamengo defeated Greminho in what was a final scoreline of 56-0. This means that throughout the match, a goal was scored less than every two minutes.
This is not the first outrageous result in the world of soccer, however. On April 11, 2011, Australia defeated American Samoa by a score of 31-0 in a qualifying match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Even more recently, La Liga side Villareal defeated Navata 27-0 in a pre-season friendly in 2009. This was still at a time when Villareal was competing for Champions League qualification, and former Arsenal legend Robert Pires was still a member of the squad.
The largest reported scoreline in a soccer match came in 2002 in Madagasgar, where A.S Adema defeated Stade Olympique L’Emyrne 149-0. This scoreline was not a result of superior skill, however, as the losing side purposefully scored own goals in protest of the referees.