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15 Funniest Goal Celebrations

14/04/2015 10:02 | Updated 13 June 2015

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Charlie Adam's astonishing 66 yard goal for Stoke City against Chelsea was recently voted Best Long-Range Goal Ever – and justifiably so.

Spotting the Chelsea 'keeper off his line, the Stoke midfielder took a punt from his own half and the ball sailed over Thibaut Courtois' head into the back of the net.

But just as memorable was the way Charlie celebrated his masterpiece – by impersonating team-mate Peter Crouch's famous Robot Dance!

Watch it for yourself, here...

Which got us thinking: what are the funniest goal celebrations of all-time?

Here's our selection....

PETER CROUCH'S ROBOT DANCE

With his spider-like arms and legs, 6ft 7in Stoke's Peter Crouch is about as ungainly as its possible for a footballer to get. Despite this, though, he's a goal machine – and a brilliant Dad Dancer! The father-of-one, whose expecting a second child with model wife Abbey Clancy, had the nation in fits when he used his gangly physique to maximum comic effect after he scored in two England friendlies against Hungary and Jamaica. One to enjoy again and again!

THE BAD SAMBA

Talking of dancing, this choreographed samba from Barcelona's mercurial Danl Alves is (very badly written) poetry in motion. After scoring his team's equaliser in a 2-2 draw against fiercest rivals Real Madrid, Dani swaps his football boots for dancing shoes to bust some moves –hilariously!

FLAPPY BIRD

Watch this with the Birdy Song in your head! It's Cody McDonald's Flappy Bird celebration for Gillingham after they took a 2-goal lead against Carlisle in February last year. The striker coolly dinked the ball past the keeper in a one on one, and after finding the target Cody paid tribute to the mega-hit mobile phone game Flappy Bird. After stopping by the corner flag to compose himself, the 27-year-old striker pretended to be the computerised bird as he flapped his arms before belly-flopping on the turf. Bwoaark!

GONE FISHING

This creative celebration happened in Iceland, during a match between Stjarnan and Fylkir after the latter's Johann Laxdal scored. Stay tuned for the big-catch 'photo' at the end. Trout of this world!

THE FLAILING DUTCHMAN

Bayern Munich's superb striker Arjen Robben was right to be delighted after he struck a quality double for the Bavarians against Braunschweig. But his classy day ended there. The former Chelsea man suffered a comedy goal celebration FAIL when he mistimed a knee-slide on the pitch, leaving the bald-headed star to bounce off the turf, ripping the leggings he was wearing under his sort. The flying Dutchman? More like the flailing Dutchman!

HE FLIES THROUGH THE AIR WITH THE GREATEST OF...OUCH!

Players from Albanina team Flamurtari Vlorë went bonkers when one of their own scored – and they were all desperate to join in the hugs. Unfortunately it didn't go too well for one of the teammates. As the goalscorer raced towards the fans, his teammate leapt towards him with the intention of giving him a kiss and a cuddle. But he missed – and fell flat on his face. Make sure you're not slurping a cuppa while you're watching this one. Comedy gold!

WAYNE ROONEY'S OUT FOR THE COUNT

After a national newspaper showed a leaked video of Wayne Rooney sparring with Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley, at the Manchester United striker's home in Cheshire, he decided to show fans he hasn't lost his sense of humour (even if he nearly lost his teeth after being floored by Phil). After scoring United's third goal in a 3-0 drubbing of Spurs, Wayne celebrated by shadow boxing – before falling overbackwards. Overpaid millionaire he might be, but he's a funny rich fella!

THE MOST PASSIONATE GOAL CELEBRATION OF ALL TIME?

Marco Tardelli's celebration against Germany in the 1982 World Cup personifies the pure joy of scoring a winning goal. Italy reached the final of the 1982 World Cup after negotiating a tricky, path and when Marco scored the crucial second goal in the Azzurri's victory his explosion of elation captured a nation's relief. His incredibly passionate scream has become part of Italian history. In fact, it's a celebration so important to deserve a specific name: 'L'urlo di Tardelli', the Tardelli scream."

HE'S GOT HIS PANTS ON...ON HIS HEAD!

Muang Thong United midfield Mario Djurovski celebrated his winning goal by taking his shorts off – and putting them on his head. He then paraded around in nothing more than his briefs – much to the crowd's delight. Unfortuantely, the referee didn't see the funny side of Mario's bizarre celebration and duly sent him off with a second yellow.

DIEGO LOSES HIS SHIRT

This is the moment that prompted FIFA to ban footballers from taking their shirts off to celebrate goals. And not before time, given the kerfuffle Manchester United's Diego Forlan caused after scoring a rare goal. After celebrating, the hapless Uruguayan spent the next three minutes running around half naked with his shirt while chasing opposition players. The hilarious scene prompted FIFA to ban the shirt removal celebration.

GAZZA'S DENTIST'S CHAIR

Who could ever forget this moment of football folklore? After England players were photographed sinking drinks in a dentists' chair on a drunken night out in the build-up to Euro 2006, Paul Gascoigne made his take on the affair inevitable after scoring his remarkable goal against Scotland at Wembley.

BALD MAN GOES BONKERS

Newcastle striker Temur Ketsbaia's reaction to scoring against Bolton in 1998 is pure bonkers mayhem. He ripped off his shirt, ran over to an advertising board and began to kick it, apparently angry at his role as a substitute.

DAVID PLEAT HOPS, SKIPS AND JUMPS ACROSS THE PITCH

Usually calm and considered, David Pleat's went wild seeing his Luton side avoid relegation at Manchester City in 1983. His euphoric hop, skip and jump across the Maine Road turf is an explosion of pure emotion.

GOAL-SCORING SALSA

The Colombian team brought joy to the 2014 World Cup with their 'Goal-scoring salsa'. It starts by moving forward, dribbling down the field, tricking the opposition, scoring a goal, finding your teammates/dance partners, and letting the adrenaline sweep your feet into a line of perfectly synchronized salsa. On this occasion, the team were celebrating one of the five remarkable goals by the remarkable James Rodríguez.

JIMMY BULLARD TICKING OFF TEAMMATES

Jimmy Bullard brought a smile to the faces of Hull City supporters when he equalised against Manchester City with a controversial late penalty. Gathering his teammates together, Jimmy sat them down to re-enact manager Phil Brown's infamous team talk on the Eastlands pitch last season. The players sat on the turf while Bullard became 'manager' and wagged a berating finger at them.

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