After a video of Tony Adams dancing like a dad at a recent wedding in Azerbaijan emerged, we decided to look at five of the strangest dances in football.
Footballers may often be among the fastest and most agile people on the planet, but that doesn’t prevent them from embarrassing themselves with a few ill-advised dance moves here and there.
We were reminded of that this week, after a video emerged showcasing former Arsenal defender Tony Adams’ rather dubious dance skills.
Shot at a wedding in Azerbaijan, the clip highlighted the Gunners legend’s notable lack of moves.
But Adams is not the first person in football to be caught out in this way, as our countdown of the five most awkward dances in the game showcases.
Featuring familiar faces from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and FIFA, this is guaranteed to make you feel a little bit better about the fact you can only pull off a passable version of “the robot”.
5. Bolo Zenden’s Safety Dance
The former Dutch international showed all the poise of a drunken back-packer at an Amsterdam Europop disco when trying to copy the moves of then-Sunderland teammate Asamoah Gyan. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Ghanaian departed for the Middle East soon after either.
4. Paul Pogba goes a bit Prince
The Manchester United contract rebel is many things – a Juventus star and France international prospect linked to the Premier League – but the one thing he is most definitely not is a dancer as this lame lean-forward-and-touch-my-groin move demonstrates. Patrice Evra shouldn’t encourage him either.
3. Alberto Moreno has no moves like Jagger
It’s fair to say Liverpool have endured a season to forget, with Daniel Sturridge absent for long stretches, but that still doesn’t justify his Spanish teammate’s dance-based reaction to a goal from the England international. We cannot get the image of Moreno’s snake-like hips and wiggly arms out of our heads.
2. Sepp Blatter boogie wonderland
He may be a man reviled for his dealings in world football and someone who could be responsible for cancelling football on Boxing Day in a few years time, but the FIFA chief is guilty of far worse on the dancefloor. Take this horror show from a recent awards evening. And we thought he couldn't get more unlikeable....
1. Jose Mourinho stays cool under pressure
The Special One has carved out a reputation for staying calm when the chips are down but his chilled persona extends far beyond football, as this rather odd clip demonstrates. While Fabio Capello appears flustered at the sight of a dancer draping herself over him during an appearance on Italian television, Mourinho is just...well, Mourinho.