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<b>Carlos Tevez</b>
During the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg, Carlos Tevez silenced the Manchester United fans, and then set about infuriating them. To celebrate his second goal the little Argentinian ran to the halfway line and then cupped his ears in the direction of the directors. The celebration was a re-enactment of one he performed when a United player at Old Trafford, which was designed to ask those in charge why they wouldn't sign him on a full-time basis, something which still upsets the striker.

<b>Carlos Tevez</b> During the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg, Carlos Tevez silenced the Manchester United fans, and then set about infuriating them. To celebrate his second goal the little Argentinian ran to the halfway line and then cupped his ears in the direction of the directors. The celebration was a re-enactment of one he performed when a United player at Old Trafford, which was designed to ask those in charge why they wouldn't sign him on a full-time basis, something which still upsets the striker.

&lt;b&gt;Jimmy Bullard&lt;/b&gt;
Hull City joker Jimmy Bullard is a shoe-in for goal celebration of the season. He celebrated his equaliser against Manchester City by sitting the other players down in a circle and giving them a good talking to. For those who have been on another planet, the celebration was a re-enactment of last season's fixture at Eastlands when a furious Phil Brown gave his team-talk on the pitch. &quot;It was a fantastic celebration,&quot; said Brown. &quot;Great comedy is about timing. You could not have had a celebration like that, after a goal, unless it was at Eastlands and was in the goal in front of the Hull fans.&quot;

<b>Jimmy Bullard</b> Hull City joker Jimmy Bullard is a shoe-in for goal celebration of the season. He celebrated his equaliser against Manchester City by sitting the other players down in a circle and giving them a good talking to. For those who have been on another planet, the celebration was a re-enactment of last season's fixture at Eastlands when a furious Phil Brown gave his team-talk on the pitch. "It was a fantastic celebration," said Brown. "Great comedy is about timing. You could not have had a celebration like that, after a goal, unless it was at Eastlands and was in the goal in front of the Hull fans."

&lt;b&gt;Roger Milla&lt;/b&gt;
Cameroonian Roger Milla was one of Africa's first international football stars, but it is for his celebration that he is best remembered. Coaxed out of international retirement by the President of Cameroon, Milla took his place in the side for the 1990 World Cup. He emerged as one of the tournament's star's scoring four goals - each one celebrated with a dance around the corner post. The celebration continues to be mimicked to this day.

<b>Roger Milla</b> Cameroonian Roger Milla was one of Africa's first international football stars, but it is for his celebration that he is best remembered. Coaxed out of international retirement by the President of Cameroon, Milla took his place in the side for the 1990 World Cup. He emerged as one of the tournament's star's scoring four goals - each one celebrated with a dance around the corner post. The celebration continues to be mimicked to this day.

&lt;b&gt;Bebeto&lt;/b&gt;
Bebeto's famous 'rocking baby' celebration at the 1994 World Cup has been imitated by footballer's the world over. During Brazil's ultimately successful tournament in the US, Bebeto performed the celebration to mark the arrival of his third child, who was delivered just a few days before.

<b>Bebeto</b> Bebeto's famous 'rocking baby' celebration at the 1994 World Cup has been imitated by footballer's the world over. During Brazil's ultimately successful tournament in the US, Bebeto performed the celebration to mark the arrival of his third child, who was delivered just a few days before.

Gary Neville

Gary Neville

&lt;b&gt;Peter Crouch&lt;/b&gt;
Crouch proved being tall and wiry was no bar to 'throwing some shapes' with his robot dance celebration after scoring against Hungary. The player has been mocked for it ever since.

<b>Peter Crouch</b> Crouch proved being tall and wiry was no bar to 'throwing some shapes' with his robot dance celebration after scoring against Hungary. The player has been mocked for it ever since.

&lt;b&gt;Robbie Fowler&lt;/b&gt;
While at Liverpool, Fowler caused uproar after responding to taunts from Everton fans by mimicking cocaine sniffing on the touchline after scoring in the Merseyside derby. He was handed a four-match ban.

<b>Robbie Fowler</b> While at Liverpool, Fowler caused uproar after responding to taunts from Everton fans by mimicking cocaine sniffing on the touchline after scoring in the Merseyside derby. He was handed a four-match ban.

&lt;b&gt;Jurgen Klinsmann&lt;/b&gt;
When Jurgen Klinsmann signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1994, he arrived with a reputation as a diver. Added to the fact he was a part of the Germany side that knocked England out of the 1990 World Cup - he didn't get a great reception on touching down in England. He answered his critics in emphatic style, diving across the pitch to celebrate his first goal for Spurs. He endeared himself to English football fans and went on to win the 1995 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.

<b>Jurgen Klinsmann</b> When Jurgen Klinsmann signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1994, he arrived with a reputation as a diver. Added to the fact he was a part of the Germany side that knocked England out of the 1990 World Cup - he didn't get a great reception on touching down in England. He answered his critics in emphatic style, diving across the pitch to celebrate his first goal for Spurs. He endeared himself to English football fans and went on to win the 1995 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.

&lt;b&gt;Paul Gascoigne&lt;/b&gt;
Going into Euro 96, England had been criticised for their drinking antics on a far-east trip, with pictures of players having alcohol poured down their throats in a 'dentist's chair'. After scoring the goal of the tournament, Gascoigne could not resist paying tribute to that infamous night.

<b>Paul Gascoigne</b> Going into Euro 96, England had been criticised for their drinking antics on a far-east trip, with pictures of players having alcohol poured down their throats in a 'dentist's chair'. After scoring the goal of the tournament, Gascoigne could not resist paying tribute to that infamous night.

&lt;b&gt;Temuri Ketsbaia&lt;/b&gt;
No-one could have predicted how substitute Ketsbaia would respond to his last-gasp winner for Newcastle United against Bolton in 1998. The Georgian - apparently frustrated at being left out of the starting XI - tore off his shirt and began kicking the advertising hoardings in one of the most aggressive celebrations ever seen.

<b>Temuri Ketsbaia</b> No-one could have predicted how substitute Ketsbaia would respond to his last-gasp winner for Newcastle United against Bolton in 1998. The Georgian - apparently frustrated at being left out of the starting XI - tore off his shirt and began kicking the advertising hoardings in one of the most aggressive celebrations ever seen.

&lt;b&gt;Marco Tardelli&lt;/b&gt;
The celebration that would later be known as the 'Tardelli Cry' was witnessed in the 1982 World Cup, after the Italian scored in the final against West Germany. Tardelli (right) allowed raw emotion to take over as he ran shaking his head with his fists clenched over towards the jubilant Italian bench.

<b>Marco Tardelli</b> The celebration that would later be known as the 'Tardelli Cry' was witnessed in the 1982 World Cup, after the Italian scored in the final against West Germany. Tardelli (right) allowed raw emotion to take over as he ran shaking his head with his fists clenched over towards the jubilant Italian bench.

&lt;b&gt;Diego Maradona&lt;/b&gt;
The Argentine produced a manic celebration, screaming like a man possessed into a camera, after scoring the third goal for Argentina against Greece in the 1994 World Cup in USA. His state of mind aroused suspicions, he was later sent home after a positive drug test.

<b>Diego Maradona</b> The Argentine produced a manic celebration, screaming like a man possessed into a camera, after scoring the third goal for Argentina against Greece in the 1994 World Cup in USA. His state of mind aroused suspicions, he was later sent home after a positive drug test.

&lt;b&gt;Thierry Henry&lt;/b&gt;
The Barcelona striker favours a bizarre celebration these days, the French international looks like he is showing affection to his wrist, possibly because his daughter's name is tattooed there.

<b>Thierry Henry</b> The Barcelona striker favours a bizarre celebration these days, the French international looks like he is showing affection to his wrist, possibly because his daughter's name is tattooed there.

<b>Carlos Tevez</b> During the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg, Carlos Tevez silenced the Manchester United fans, and then set about infuriating them. To celebrate his second goal the little Argentinian ran to the halfway line and then cupped his ears in the direction of the directors. The celebration was a re-enactment of one he performed when a United player at Old Trafford, which was designed to ask those in charge why they wouldn't sign him on a full-time basis, something which still upsets the striker.

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez turned up the heat at an already sizzling Eastlands last night with his goal celebrations aimed at his former employers.

>>Click on the image on the right to launch our gallery of the most memorable goal celebrations.

His celebration will certainly go down as a memorable episode in the history of the Manchester derbies, but it's not the first time a player has drawn attention for their post-goal jubilations.

Here, we look at some of the most famous and iconic football celebrations.

Source :Independent

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