Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale of Tottenham celebrates with his Heart Shaped hand gesture (Google Creative Commons)

Gareth Bale of Tottenham celebrates with his Heart Shaped hand gesture (Google Creative Commons)

From defenders to forwards, amateur to professionals, everyone who cares enough about soccer thinks at least once about the satisfaction of finding the back of the net. But for some the goal itself isn’t enough, they have to add a choreographed dance, a song, a jump or a hand gesture. These celebrations are sometimes remembered longer than the actual strike.

The current holder of the PFA Young Player of the Year, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards, Gareth Bale, went scoreless versus Chelsea, so his “heart” hand gesture was not seen at Stamford Bridge this week.

But he has showed the hand sign 26 different times this season. Now the Welshman is aiming to transport his celebration on the pitch to a logo on t-shirts, shoes, hats, bags and other items, as the Telegraph reported this week.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder filed a trademark petition with the Intellectual Report Office in the UK on March 28th. Here is a possible design for Bale’s sign, on his official website.

Certainly, Bale has not been the only creator of such gesticulation. Figures like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Jennie Garth, Wynonna Judd, Channing Tatum, Usher, Kylie Minogue and Janet Jackson have all been seen or photographed as making the “hand heart”.

Whether Bale’s celebration will start bringing thousands of extra pounds rather than just pure joy to the Spurs star is a different story.

In recent years, other celebrations have been invented by igneous soccer players:

Ronaldinho’s samba moves as well as shaka signs after scoring goals marked his time at Barcelona and AC Milan.

Also, Peter Crouch’s robot dance has been incorporated into many other players’ celebratory moments after a goal.

And Gabriel Omar Batistuta’s variety of signs followed him to whichever club he played for in Europe.

Which players’ trademarks do you like better? Leave your thoughts and comments in the section below.

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  1. Zheng says:

    The next Ronaldo

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