What is the ultimate football celebration? Peter Crouch's robot and Paul Gascoigne's Dentist Chair among favourites

What is the ultimate football celebration? Peter Crouch's robot and Paul Gascoigne's Dentist Chair among favourites

There's surprisingly no love for Tim Cahill's corner flag routine

There’s no greater feeling than watching your favourite player wheel away from goal in celebration, with players across the world pioneering different iterations.

Alan Shearer’s point to the sky was considered a classic, Jimmy Bullard’s telling off in front of Hull manager Phil Brown a more contemporary example.

But what is the best goal celebration ever? Bookmakers Paddy Power is polling their social media followers and have priced it up accordingly.

Leading the market, to no surprise, is Peter Crouch’s 2006 robot at 9/4, ahead of Adebayor’s controversial celebration in front of Arsenal fans at 5/2.

Paul Gascoigne’s infamous Dentist Chair is the third favourite in the betting at 10/3, followed by a few lower-key classics.

Robbie Fowler’s 1999 ‘line sniff’ against Everton is popular in the market at 7/2, then there’s a drop off to the rest of celebrations.

Another Robbie, this time Keane, is next with his simplistic and not too acrobatically challenging cartwheel is 20/1, followed by Eric Cantona’s pose vs Sunderland (25/1).

The ‘Broony’ by Scott Brown vs Rangers is next at 28/1, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Siii jump and turn.

Lionel Messi’s jersey holding in front of raging Madrid fans is 33/1, as is Roger Milla’s famous corner flag routine.

Why Always Him? Mario Balotelli is a big underdog at 40/1, followed by Befetimbis Gomes’ scary crawl at the same price.

Finally, one adopted by new fathers across the glove, Bebetto’s baby celebration rounds off the market at 50/1.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Some were hilarious, some were cheeky, others were downright outrageous - there have been a number of iconic celebrations over the years.

"The two front-runners this year couldn't be more polarised: Peter Crouch's robot is a source of amusement; Emmanuel Adebayor's knee-slide - funny for a very, very different reason."


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