#10 Brazilian Match fixing – 2005
Otherwise known as The Whistle Scandal saw some independent investors who were not aligned with any club begin to bribe several match officials in order to fix match results in line with some betting institutions. The main fixtures to suffer were within the Brazilian national championships. The officials were subsequently banned for life and a string of matches had to be replayed. PREVIEW FOR #9: This one had a cast of thousands! Convictions are still pending on this case with various suspects still being questioned. The overall scheme was for a criminal organisation to control every aspect of Greek football through fraud. The enterprise involved Match officials, judges, and football chairmen. The investigation was carried out through extensive wiretapping and is one of the biggest scandals ever seen.