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Five players who could follow Bale and trademark their actions

Gareth Bale has successfully trademarked his ‘heart 11’ goal celebration so who else could follow suit and earn some extra cash? Swansea, Manchester United, and Newcastle players feature, along with a cheeky suggestion for Liverpool's Luis Suarez...

We all love a good goal celebration whether it’s an established striker nonchalantly whipping out his trademark celebration or a defender scoring his first goal in ten years. They’re a product of the game and very entertaining.

Gareth Bale has created a unique bit of history trade marking his heart celebration - shaping his hand into a heart- which no doubt his representatives want to lead to all sorts of moneymaking merchandise. And this means lots of other players may now get the same idea.

It’s also quite exciting because if that trend develops and a craze is started, we can look forward to some brilliant celebrations next season although don’t expect anything like the human bike of Icelandic side Stjarnan FC.

Here are five players who should consider following suit.


Michu’s normal celebration is a bit of a throw back to the days when Emile Heskey use to hit the back of the net and then run off doing that DJ thing.

Michu’s similar celebration isn’t quite so clear cut and has several meanings according to the Spaniard. However, it’s become synonymous with him, when he hits the back of the net and then looks as though he’s about to twist his own ear off of his head.

Javier Hernandez

When Chicharito hits the back of the net, he makes a C with his hand and then kisses it several times.

It most likely is a tribute to his nickname which has made him famous throughout football, although as Chelsea fans probably took it earlier in the season, when does the celebration towards opposition fans, it might mean something completely different!

Olivier Giroud

Giroud needs to think long and hard if he’s going to trademark his tribute to Usain bolt because there could be all sorts of problems with the Jamiacan’s representatives.

He doesn’t quite pull off the arrow point, salute, bow and arrow tribute thing with the same style and grace as Bolt but if he bangs in plenty of goals next season, he’ll certainly have a few chances to perform it. Fingers crossed for Arsene Wenger he doesn’t do his knee while sliding.

Luis Suarez

Apart from kissing every bit of his arms in tribute to various members of his family, Suarez could choose to trademark the bite which has now made him infamous around the world.

It would also present him with the chance to do some ironic celebrations, derogatory towards the British press, who he hates, next season should he decide to stay on with Liverpool.

Kevin Nolan

If Nolan trademarked his goal celebration of flapping his arms like a chicken, he could probably get some sort of personal sponsorship deal with KFC or maybe even Venkys to go alongside his football.

The West Ham captain doesn’t always get the chance to celebrate a goal so he needs to literally cash in now that he’s come up with something which people recognise him for, even if it isn’t exactly the best celebration out there.

Who else do you think should trademark their goal celebration?

images: © Ronnie Macdonald, © eschipul, © dannymol

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