Top Five: Kissing footballers - featuring Arsenal, Manchester United duo

Paul Scholes

Arsenal, Manchester United, Sunderland and West Ham United players have all got intimate on the field of play.

Football Kiss

Today is National Kissing Day, and to celebrate we take a look at five of the most intimate footballing kisses.

Whether in celebration, in jest, or merely as a show of affection, kissing has become a large part of professional football. It can be done with teammates, as is expected, or even with opponents - when they are not expecting. It brings a smile to faces and is great to see.

English football has seen its fair share of intimacy in the past, with players from Arsenal, Manchester United, Bristol Rovers, Sunderland and West Ham players all getting in on the action.

To celebrate National Kissing Day, here are the five best footballing kisses in recent history.

JJ O’Donnell - Bristol Rovers

Phil Bardsley and Kevin Nolan - Sunderland vs West Ham United

Gary Neville and Paul Scholes - Manchester United

Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud - Arsenal

Ivan Rakitic and Daniel Carrico - Sevilla

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