We often think of footballers as superheroes, capable of things we can only dream of – but Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea players have all proved they can be just as rubbish as us too.
One of the best examples in the Premier League came in a match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa. Undeterred by the tension of the fierce derby, David Dunn attempted a rabona, miss-kicked the ball and fell flat on his face.
The former England midfielder later told The Guardian: “My little boy will have it on a Christmas blooper video somewhere, I’m sure, but the biggest blow is that I could have retired if I’d got royalties for every time it’s shown.”
Since it’s Dunn’s birthday, we thought we’d make him feel a bit better and recall a few more instances of when footballers embarrassed themselves.
But there’s only one place to start…
— Rod (@DoubleMclovin) February 10, 2014
Wahbi Khazri tries a rabona… pic.twitter.com/wDTUFVjpdN
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) February 27, 2016
Disallowed Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo had a few great goals disallowed. Has he forgiven Nani yet? pic.twitter.com/QpqbV7chTU
— Classic Football CFS (@classicshirts) December 8, 2016
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) July 25, 2016
19 YEARS AGO TODAY: Jamie Pollock scored THE greatest own-goal in football history. 😂👏 pic.twitter.com/ZznQR8gWqG
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM_) November 16, 2017
— MoscowhiteTSB (@MoscowhiteTSB) August 7, 2017
— TFS Middlesbrough (@TFS_Brough) December 17, 2017
Roberto Soldado unveiled to Villarreal fans, goes to kick ball into crowd, misses. Textbook Goaldado. https://t.co/Ukq8bxQz0T
— 10 Football (@10appfootball) August 18, 2015
Iago Aspas, you will be missed. What a corner son, what a corner! https://t.co/VDGgCBWxBY
— 🇿🇦Scott🇿🇦 (@RedsOrDead) May 12, 2015
Throwback to when Cheltenham Town unleashed the greatest free-kick ever… pic.twitter.com/lwOWVII0vm
— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) September 19, 2017
A rare Newcastle positive.
Seven are currently playing in the PL.
Ronaldinho would have been proud.
Would he fit into such a strong side?
More footballers should follow his lead.
We really wish we went on this England trip.
Ryan Garry suffered some incredibly bad luck.
Football is more than just a game.
And we thought the West Ham list was bad…
Chelsea really enjoy the January window.