1. Andrei Arshavin Arsenal
2. Nani Manchester United
3. Alessandro Del Piero Juventus
4. Kaka Real Madrid
5. Luca Toni Whereabouts Unknown
6. Miroslav Klose Lazio
7. Francesco Totti AS Roma
8. Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
9. Peter Crouch Stoke City
10. Yuto Nagatoma Inter Milan
11. Alexandre Pato AC Milan
12. Vincenzo Montella
|VERDICT: ULTIMATE COOL|
Finger Wag: Brazilian legend Ronaldo's patented Finger Wag celebration was exceptional. It was as if the jovial Brazilian was shaking his hand saying "you thought I wouldn't score?? Ha ha!" This air of confidence is the definition of cool.
14. Giampaolo Pazzini Inter Milan
Two Fingers To Eyes: Pazzini comes off as the ultimate bro (aka tool), but his goal-scoring prowess and resulting celebration, I have to admit, is cool. He's a great finisher when on form and the two fingers to the eyes to me says "keep your eyes on me b*tches" or "cry tears babies." I like it since he can back it up so well.
15. Tim Cahill Everton
Corner Flag Destruction: Nothing is more exceptional for a striker of smaller stature than being able to score a majority of your goals with your head. Cahill's explosiveness and fighting nature in the box erupts at the corner flag upon scoring when he dukes it out with the inanimate object. The passion is clear and also the fact that you wouldn't want to mess with Cahill evidently results in a verdict of cool.
16. Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
Somersault Cowboy: Robbie Keane's excitable somersault then gun celebration scares me. I find it weird and would run if I saw someone spinning towards me in such a manner. You're not a karate master gun-slinger or anything...just a great scorer. There's got to be something different he could do right?
17. Henrik Larsson
The" O" Face (Tongue Optional): Larsson's famous "O" face will go down in history as a cool celebration. The man was simply a scorer. He scored on various different teams and popped his "O" towards the sideline without fail. Being such a reliable scorer makes Larsson's famed celebration worthy of this rating.
Mario Balotelli Manchester City
Fabio Borini AS Roma
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo AS Roma
Mirko Vucinic Outer Space
Well, we have a full docket here, folks. Please post your ratings in the comments sections so I can see how far off base I am!
Disclaimer: I'm sure I missed some classic trademark celebrations. So, rather than bemoaning my ignorance, why not suggest some celebratory gestures to the rest of the readers?
Note: Photos are not mine!