Everyone loves the underdog.

It’s one of the best aspects of sport, a team or athlete defying all the odds to book their place in history.

But what is the most inspirational underdog story?

Here are 15 of our favourite moments where an underdog stole the spotlight.


1. 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Team


The team completely defied the odds by storming through to the playoffs despite being nine games out with just a month out.

They then went on to beat the Phillies and eventually the Texas Rangers to win the World Series.



Jeremy Lin faced a lifetime of rejection and remained undrafted after college.

He was eventually drafted by Golden State Warriors but was quickly dropped.

His luck turned when he was picked up by New York Knicks, thanks to injuries to their top players Lin had a chance and the rest is history!