Football players always dream to play for big clubs. Sometimes, they don’t wish to leave their clubs. It is always amazing to watch a player celebrating after scoring against your club’s rival.
When the rival player ever played for your club it is so painful to see him celebrating after scoring against your side.
Some do celebrate, others decide to keep quiet and force their emotions to stay in their hearts. This depends on how much a player has been attached to his former club.
Now, let’s take a look at top 7 players who celebrated after scoring against their former sides.
7. Glen Johnson: For Liverpool vs Chelsea
Glen Johnson is the first player who was signed by Roman Abramovich at Chelsea since he took over as the club owner in 2003.
The left-back moved to Portsmouth in 2007 after almost 4 seasons at Stamford Bridge, before he joined Liverpool in 2009.
Johnson has become a key player at Anfield, as he managed to score against his side Chelsea in 2011. What was so strange at that moment, is to see Johnson celebrating violently after scoring against his former club.
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: For AC Milan vs Inter Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic renowned for his ego and is one of the great players who played for many clubs in Europe.
The Swedish striker played for 9 clubs in Europe but played for three different Serie A clubs: Juventus, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
From Juventus to Inter Milan before signing for Barcelona, Zlatan returned to Serie A where he joined AC Milan.
Zlatan, who scored 66 goals in 117 games for Inter Milan, found himself at AC Milan.
The most famous strike saw himself lock heads with his former side Inter in Derby della Madonnina, in which Zlatan converted a penalty.
The former Sweden striker had celebrated raising both arms into the air.
5. James Milner: For Liverpool vs Manchester City
James Milner left Manchester City for Liverpool in 2015 after five seasons at the Etihad Stadium. On 19 March 2017, Milner scored in Liverpool’s 1–1 draw against former club Man City.
The goal broke a Premier League record by a player for the most matches scored in without losing (47 matches).
Man City fans were angry with him for the celebration but that did not prevent the Englishman to celebrate again in the following season after scoring a penalty against City.
4. Emmanuel Adebayor: For Manchester City vs Arsenal
Emmanuel Adebayor has been at Arsenal between 2005 and 2009 when he left Emirates Stadium for maManchesterity.
When Arsenal travelled to Manchester City for a Premier League clash in early 2009-10, Adebayor scored with a header.
The Togo international striker violently celebrated the goal by running and then sliding in front of the Gunners fans.
Adebayor also kicked Gunners striker Robin van Persie in the face which saw him receive a three-match ban for violent conduct.
“I scored and wanted to show people it is not a good idea to abuse me. I really didn’t understand it at all. I was running on pure emotion and when you take emotion out of football we are going to have a big problem,” Adebayor said.
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