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Top 11 footballers who cried on the pitch

It’s OK, let it all out. Mummy’s here…
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1. Pele
A 17-year-old Pele cries on the shoulder of Didi as teammates Gilmar and Orlando congratulate him on his fantastic performance in the 1958 World Cup final.


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2. Eusebio
The Portuguese legend in tears after his country’s defeat by England in the 1966 World Cup semi final.
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3. Paul Gascoigne
Gazza famously opened his floodgates at Italia 90.
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4. Carsten Jancker
The huge, shaven-headed German cried like a baby after Bayern lost to Man Utd in the 1999 Champions League final in Barcelona. How we laughed.
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5. Francesco Totti
You can trust an emotional Italian to make this list. Totti broke down after Italy’s painful defeat by France in the final of Euro 2000.
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6. David Seaman
Strapping Yorkshiremen don’t cry, surely? But Safe Hands did (albeit behind his gloves), after Arsenal lost to arch rivals Spurs in the 1991 FA Cup semi final.
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7. Thierry Henry
TH14 cried before the start of the 2003 Confed Cup semi final between France and Turkey, in the aftermath of the tragic death of Marc-Vivien Foe during the other semi final, Cameroon v Columbia.
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8. William Gallas
Billy G isn’t afraid of his emotions. Here he lets it all out after Chelsea’s loss to Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League semi final.
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9. John Terry
One of my favourite football photos of all time.
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10. Emmanuel Eboue
The unpopular Arsenal defender shed a tear or two last season when he was roundly booed by his own fans during the Gooners’ 1-0 win over Wigan at the Emirates Stadium.
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11. Cristiano Ronaldo
C-Ron has blubbed more than once on the pitch – of course he has. Here he cries after Man Utd’s defeat by Arsenal in the 2005 FA Cup final. Touching.

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By Ollie Irish on July 29th, 2009 in Top 10s & lists. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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8 Responses to “Top 11 footballers who cried on the pitch”

  1. TSPOT says:

    Ollie,
    I think having henry in there is a little out of order. I know there are 11 players in the team but surely a top ten without henry would suffice.

  2. Ollie says:

    Not laughing at Henry in any way, TSPOT. I was very touched by Foe’s death and Henry’s tears were also v touching.

  3. Stemness says:

    Kuffour crying in 1999 was funny as well.

  4. wllmhll says:

    didnt roberto baggio cried after the final of the 94 world cup?

  5. machine goooner funk says:

    don’t forget gallas shedding tears at birmingham in 08 at the center of the pitch after clichy was tagged with a dubious penalty in stoppage time resulting in a draw and the begining of the end of our title run that year. we were 4 points clear going into that game.

  6. fight says:

    tai penggemar MU dasar!

  7. fight says:

    tai ! penggemar MU dasar!

  8. Anonymous says:

    |reina ha cried on the pitch too \;d

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