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10 famous footballers and the story behind their goal celebrations

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Ozil with his trademark celebration
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Football is a game of passion and although it is a team sport, players take pride in their own individual performances.

Every footballer likes to celebrate whenever they score a goal; from flips and somersaults to the slide towards the corner flag, football celebrations can range from the outrageous to the simple ones.

When a footballer scores a goal, that’s when one gets a glimpse of how much it means to the player and his passion is displayed in the form of a celebration.

Here are a list ten famous footballers and the story behind their celebrations.

#1 Mesut Ozil

The German creative midfielder is one of the most famous names in world football and deservedly so. Ever since the World Cup winning player’s moved from the Santiago Bernabeu to The Emirates, he has become an important and dependable player for Arsenal FC. Although he scores or creates beautiful goals ever so often, he is not quite known for his celebrations.

Ozil’s celebration involves him making a ‘M’ symbol with his hand while sucking on his thumb. The celebration is dedicated to his niece Mira and the German did the same after scoring against Aston Villa, dedicating it to his niece who was celebrating her birthday.

Maybe not the greatest ever celebration but it still makes the list for the cuteness factor. Definitely a birthday worth remembering for Ozil’s little niece.

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