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10 most legendary goal celebrations of all time

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Anirudh Menon
Modified 14 Aug 2017, 19:38 IST
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After Cristiano Ronaldo whipped out his shirt and held it up in one of this sports most legendary f***-yous after scoring what is most certifiably a screamer to give Real Madrid a 2-1 lead against Barcelona in the Camp Nou (the eventual result was 3-1 to Los Blancos), we take this as the most opportune moment to look back at 10 of the most legendary goal celebrations of all time.

10. Alessandro Florenzi - Grandma's boy

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Look at her face - she's so proud, isn't she?

Let's start off with arguably the most heart-warming of them all...

Here's Alessandro Florenzi explaining why he jumped into the stands to go hug his grandmother after scoring Roma's second goal in their 2-0 win over Cagliari in September 2014:

 “She is 82 and had never been to the stadium before,” Florenzi told Sky Sport Italia. "This goal is for her. After I played for Italy, she told me that she’d come to the stadium and I would score. My family gave me this passion for football, I want to share my joy with everyone.”

If the sight of a young footballer - a sub species that everyone lambasts for their ego, their disconnect with the real world and their insufferable arrogance - forgetting the risk of a yellow card and a hefty fine to go hug his grandmom doesn't tug at your heartstrings... well, maybe you need those strings tuned

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Published 14 Aug 2017, 19:38 IST
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