By News Team
Last Updated: 7th May 2020
Every footballer has their favourite celebration.
Whether it’s a Premier League striker at the top of their game, or a lad playing in their back garden, nothing feels better than celebrating after scoring a goal.
But there are some celebrations that stick longer than others in the memory of those who love to watch the Premier League.
Without further ado, we bring you the best celebrations from the Premier League era.
Though Peter Crouch debuted ‘the robot’ in England’s 2006 World Cup warm-up games, his celebration became a mainstay in fixtures to come in the Premier League.
From Liverpool to Tottenham, and all the way through his career, to eventually ending up at Stoke, Crouch’s celebration became iconic.
“Crouchy’s doing the robot again, because that’s 100 Premier League goals for Peter Crouch!” said one commentator, while Crouch even named his latest book ‘I, Robot: How to Be a Footballer 2’ after his famous celebration.
A muted celebration at best, Alan Shearer’s raised arm celebration sits among this list purely a result of the frequency in which fans were allowed to witness it during his time at Blackburn and Newcastle.
Shearer stands alone at the top of the all-time Premier League goal-scoring list, with 260 to his name, with his closest rival 52 goals behind in Wayne Rooney.
An all-time classic celebration.
In the 2011/12 Premier League title rested on one last chance in the dying seconds of Manchester City’s last match of the season against Queens Park Rangers.
Sergio Aguero fired home to send the Etihad into delirium. An iconic celebration as the Argentine took off his shirt and whirled it around his head, synonymous with iconic commentary:
“AGUEROOO! I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever again.”
We certainly haven’t.
One of the all-time great Premier League goals, followed up with one of the greatest celebrations seen on a football pitch, as Manchester United played Sunderland in 1996.
Frenchman Eric Cantona danced through a couple of players in midfield before releasing a delicate chip from 20 yards, nesting in the top left-hand corner.
There was no run to the corner flag. No knee-slide. Only a slow turn to the crowd – arms up, collar up. There was only one man who could pull this off in such style.
There are no words.
Though Mario Balotelli might be remembered for his patchy form at Manchester City, no Citizens fan will ever forget this moment.
A true turning point in the history of the Manchester Derby, Balotelli stunned Old Trafford into silence when he opened the scoring in a 6-1 win over City’s greatest rivals Manchester United.
He turned to lift up his shirt, which revealed the text: “Why Always Me?”
Often in and out of the media with his off-field antics, the Italian’s response was legendary.