ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Top ten funniest football misses of all time (includes youtube videos)

Updated on November 3, 2010

There has been plenty of memorable goals over the years. Maradona's great solo effort against England 1986 was sheer brilliance as was George Weah's effort for AC Milan against Verona in the 90s where he ran the full length of the pitch before slotting home. However amongst the great goals and fantastic moments of skill there are the moments when players just wish the ground would swallow them up, moments when they defy logic, and when we the supporters wonder just what the hell were they doing. Through the beauty of Youtube i have selected my top 10 misses ever. So take a look at these real horror clips which range from one of the world's finest players Cristiano Ronaldo to Non league striker Rocky Baptiste. This is when football goes hilariously wrong.

 

10) Rui Miguel (CSKA Sofia vs Cliftonville - 2010)

Now, i've cut Rui Miguel a little slack here by putting him at only number 10. The ball comes to him quite quickly so he doesn't have a lot of time to adjust his body. Despite this it was still a terrible miss for a footballer of any level so he makes the list for this fantastic miss. Well done Mr Miguel.

9) Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd vs Sheffield United - 2006)

No, you haven't read it wrong i really do mean Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest players in the world and also the most expensive at a staggering £80m. In this instance though he looks worth no more than a fun size mars bar and a packet of monster munch. Well done Cristiano, great miss.

8) Yakubu (Nigeria vs South Korea - 2010)

Yakubu is one of the deadliest strikers in English football. His goals to games ratio is fantastic and is widely regarded as a great finisher. You wouldn't think so from this clip from this years World Cup though where he makes himself look like a right donut.

7) Chris Iwelumo (Scotland vs Norway - 2008)

Very similar to Yakubu's miss is Chris Iwelumo's "effort" against Norway. It seemed harder to miss than actually score but nevertheless Chris shows us how it's done with sublime precision. As sky commentator and ex footballer Andy Gray would say, tek a boo son!!

6) Kostas Mantzios (Panathinaikos vs Larissa - 2007)

Now let me set the scene. It's Cup Final day, your team is trailing by 2 goals to 1 when in the dying seconds of the game (94th minute to be precise) a simple 5 yard tap in falls to your star striker with the keeper otherwise occupied. He won't miss surely......... will he?

5) Ronny Rosenthal (Liverpool vs Aston Villa 1992)

When Rosenthal went round the Aston Villa goalkeeper in this next clip any other outcome but a goal just seemed ludicrous, so in fantastic style he decided to hit the crossbar. I personally think he knew i was going to write this hub 18 years later and wanted a piece of the action. There's no other explanation.

4) Diego Forlan (Man Utd vs Juventus 2003)

Given his excellent form in the World Cup and Spanish football for the past few years you wonder just why on earth did Manchester United think Forlan was so bad that they got rid after just two years at the club. Well the answer is when he was at United, he did things like this.....

3) Ilija Sivonjic (Dinamo Zagreb vs Cibalia Vinkovci - 2009)

Now the top 3 misses were extremely difficult to separate and i still aren't sure i've picked the right order but here's no 3 anyway. From last year here's Sivonjic with a goal line (yes i said goal line) miss, What a turnip!!

2) Kei Kamara (Kansas City Wizards vs La Galaxy - 2010)

Now this next clip doesn't really explain itself until you see the replay. Needless to say when it does it will have you in stitches. His protestations and his nearest teammates reaction also add to the comedy value. Taxi for Kei Kamara.

1)  Rocky Baptiste (Harrow vs Waltham Abbey - 2009)

Rocky Baptiste takes the number one spot for this unbelievable miss just last year. What on earth happened here? Did he decide to give his brain a rest at the last minute? His teammate seems as though he can't accept that it's not gone in. Brilliant, cringeworthy, hilarious and wonderfully entertaining all wrapped into one. Well done Rocky!!

So there's my top 10 misses ever. If a terrible miss was a crime then these lot would be serving life sentences as we speak.

 

Now i understand that the oldest clip on the list was only 18 years ago and there were probably some worse misses from before that time that could have made the list, but i've picked the 10 based on videos that i've found on youtube after many hours of scouring, and what's the fun of having this top 10 with no video evidence.

 

Thanks for viewing this hub. I hope you enjoyed it and if you care to comment then feel free. Have i got the list right? Have i missed an obvious one (or several) out? What's the worst miss you've ever seen?

What's the worst miss on this list?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • attemptedhumour profile image

      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      The last one would have to be the worst, as there were no mitigating circumstances. He was show boating, the pillock. Good luck today in the cup final. I'll be a deputised Stoke fan for the day with fingers crossed. Cheers

    • Fuller_legend profile imageAUTHOR

      Fuller_legend 

      7 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

      Cheers Donnacha

    • Donnacha C profile image

      Donnacha C 

      7 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

      great hub, thanks for making me laugh after a stressful day!

    • Fuller_legend profile imageAUTHOR

      Fuller_legend 

      7 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

      Thanks mate. I hadn't seen one or two of them myself until a couple of days ago.

    • michael ely profile image

      michael ely 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Fuller legend, Hilarious stuff. Every one is a classic. There's a few i hadn't seen before but all really good choices.

      Michael.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)