Goal Celebrations: Top 10 Famous Goal Celebrations currently
What do you feel when your favourite team scores a goal? Do you feel like flying, like you have wings? Have you ever cried after you team scored a goal? More than once I'm sure. For the fans, the feeling of the ball hitting the back of the net can drown every sadness, every sorrow. It can bring out the sun on a rainy day and can sound like the chirping of a thousand birds in the spring.
If it feels so good for the fans, imagine how much uplifting it can be for the goal scorer. Scoring a goal is a reason to celebrate and the players certainly rejoice to their fill. There are some fantastic goal celebrations in the football scene right now and today, we bring the ten most famous of them right now.
#10 Angel Di Maria/Gareth Bale - Heart
Both Angel Di Maria and Gareth Bale have the same goal celebration. After they score a goal, both of them use their hands to form a heart. While Bale does it to depict his love for his childhood sweetheart and fiancee Emma Rhys-Jones, Di Maria's celebration symbolizes the Argentinean's love for the beautiful game.
Even though Bale has registered his celebration with the Intellectual Property Office, it is Angel Di Maria who has used it first. The PSG midfielder first showcased the heart shaped celebration in 2009, during his time with Benfica, while Bale used it first in 2010.
#9 Edinson Cavani - Shoot
The Uruguayan always celebrates his goal by pointing an imaginary gun and shooting with it. Cavani has revealed that the celebration was a tribute to his friends who had helped device it. However, his celebration has landed him in trouble once in his career.
In the 2014 game against Lens, Cavani scored the third goal of the close encounter, after winning his penalty and converting it himself. As usual, the Uruguayan set out celebrate his goal in trademark style, only this time, he did it directly in front of the opposition fans.
Cavani aimed his imaginary gun at the Lens fans and the referee saw it as a provocation. The PSG striker was shown a yellow card, and when he continued to argue his case, got his second yellow and his marching orders.