Jimmy Bullard and other fine goal celebrations

Jimmy Bullard Goal Celebration

Never underestimate the power of a well constructed football celebration. It can tell you a lot about a player. Alan Shearer famously adopted the no fuss one-arm-wave – a simple, rather boring gesture that some less forgiving MOTD viewers might argue encapsulates the man.

Robbie Keane sometimes does a roly poly, then shoots the audience with an invisible gun. And until Fergie had a go at him, Nani used to do a spot-on Greg Louganis impersonation.

None of those, however, would make The Spoiler top three, all of which are listed after the jump, followed by a fun collection of impressive post-goal performances from years gone by.

Peter Crouch, “The Robot”

Robbie Fowler, “Line Snort”

Paul Gascoigne, “Dentist’s Chair”

BONUS: More Great Celebrations

2 responses so far
  • anthonyOA // November 30, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Bullard’s one was very well orchestrated and timely. But nothing beats Gazza’s Miss Cleo-like prediction of how he’d be spending his 40′s.

  • randomsausage // November 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Have you noticed that Robbie Keane has now retired the Flipping-El-Pistelero routine and has now adopted a Statue-of-Christ-The-Redeemer pose whenever he scores? Looks good when it’s an important goal but he did look a bit of plonker when he first unveiled it….a penalty against Stoke (Stoke!) or some such.

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