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Video: Top 20 Weirdest Soccer Celebrations Ever

Elliott PohnlFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2010

Video: Top 20 Weirdest Soccer Celebrations Ever

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    Video of one of the weirdest soccer celebrations ever continues to spread around the internet like wildfire days after Mirko Vucinic scored a goal to lift Montenegro over Switzerland.

    In case you haven't seen it, Vucinic decided to take his shorts off and run around like a maniac.

    For my money, "futbol" celebrations are much more entertaining than even the best Chad Ochocinco and his friends can offer in the NFL.

    Here's a look at 20 of the best—and weirdest—celebrations in soccer.

No. 20: A Fish Out Of Water

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    In all fairness to Halldor Orri and his comrades, this well-crafted celebration should probably be higher, but we need something to get you hooked.

No. 19: The Fake Punch

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    Bajram Fetai crafted this beauty in a Danish league earlier this year, punching out his teammates triumphantly after finding the net.

    Then, the celebration took a bizarre turn and ended in tragedy.

No. 18: The Inspiration Behind The Fake Punch

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    There's nothing like stealing someone's material for a celebration.

No. 17: Not Such a Great Idea

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    Not all celebrations go exactly as planned.

    What looked like a fairly simple celebration went horribly wrong, ending with this poor guy needing stitches after being clocked in the face.

No. 16: Taking a Seat

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    Usually, there are plenty of fans to celebrate with after scoring a goal.

    Who says athletes shouldn't go into the stands?

No. 15: Brandi Chastain

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    One of the most famous soccer celebrations in World Cup history was pretty weird when you really think about it.

    Brandi Chastain's liberating act helped fuel interest in the World Cup, ensuring her and the black sports bra a sacred place in history.

No. 14: They All Fall Down

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    The bowling pin celebration has certainly been done before, but this one was pretty solid.

    Bajram Fetai makes his second appearance in the countdown, rolling a strike causing his teammates fall down in all different directions.

No. 13: Another Celebration Gone Wrong

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    This guy made a bad decision after scoring a goal, bolting towards the stands to celebrate.

    His brief moment of jubilation ended with a slap across the face. 

    Maybe players shouldn't go into the stands after all...

No. 12: This Is What Happens When You Don't Know What to Do

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    Sometimes you just are so happy that you don't know what to do.

    This celebration featured a little shimmy, a little shake, a fall and plenty of random spastic behavior.

No. 11: The Blatant Taunt

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    There's more to this story than originally meets the eye.

    Ruud van Nistelrooy had been jeered by his opponents after missing a penalty kick earlier in the match, so when he scored he decided to do some direct taunting.

    You get the feeling he could have done more with that one.

No. 10: Crude Behavior

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    Cristiano Lucarelli went a little overboard after scoring a goal in 2007, taking his jersey off and literally going to town.

    It lasted only about six seconds.

No. 9: The Somersaults

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    Somersaults have long been synonymous with celebrations in soccer.

    What seems like a great way to get hurt has created a spectacle for fans.

    Here's a look at Obafemi Martins and a host of others going wild.

No. 8: More From Iceland

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    The Iceland club Stjarnan has come up with some of most bizarre celebrations you will ever see. 

    They've already appeared in the countdown, but here's a look at more of their epic works of art.

No. 7: Fun With The Flag

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    Roger Milla went nuts after scoring goals in the 1990 World Cup, performing some sort of act around the corner flag.

    Exactly what he was going for with that probably will never be known.

No. 6: Rocking The Baby

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    After scoring a goal in the 1994 World Cup, Brazilian forward Bebeto and his teammates rocked the baby to sleep.

    In all honesty, the goal was probably better than the celebration.

No. 5: The Robot

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    Peter Crouch might not have rhythm, but at least he tried.

    It's simply impossible to watch Crouch's trademarked funky robot without cracking up.

No. 4: The Fire Hydrant

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    Findi George gave us one of the best celebrations ever in the 1994 World Cup.

    After scoring a goal for his Nigerian team, George ran to the corner of the pitch, crawled on all fours and relieved himself.

    The actual celebration begins about 30 seconds into the clip.

No. 3: Celebrations Megamix

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    Here's a look at some of the more amusing soccer celebrations, with apologies for the strange trance music...

No. 2: Too Little and Too Late

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    For every great soccer celebration, there is one that doesn't work out very well.

    This attempt at doing something awesome clearly backfired, as the ball was put in play during the celebration.

    The audio with this clip is almost as funny as the footage itself.

No. 1: Time to Drop The Drawers

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    Is there really any doubt which bizarre celebration deserves the top spot?

    Mirko Vucinic's antics will earn him a place in history.

    Taking off his shorts was good enough, but placing them on his head and running around like a fool was just too much.

    Did that really deserve a yellow card?

    Let the boys play.

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