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[VIDEO] Top 5 Croatian Goal Celebrations

Ivan Perišić about to take his shirt off at Euro 2016 (photo: UEFA)

By Ante Stanic

The Tardelli Scream, Gazza’s ‘Dentist Chair’, Peter Crouch’s ‘Robot dance’, Miroslav Klose’s somersaults, and Roger Milla’s corner flag dance go down as some of the legendary goal celebrations in football.

Croatians do not tend to be as flamboyant or creative after scoring goals, sticking with traditional celebrations, therefore it is not easy finding standouts. We have however compiled the TOP 5 goal celebrations.

5. The Jarni Scream

Robert Jarni celebrates in 1998

Robert Jarni comes closest to the famous Tardelli Scream. Jarni’s goal was an important one as it gave Croatia a 1-0 lead over Germany on the stroke of halftime in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final.

4. Mandžukić’s Ears

This trademark goal celebration by Mario Mandžukić makes the list as it is one of the few different celebrations by a Croatian player.

3. Mandžukić Salute

Once again the Juventus striker makes the list just for the mere fact it is something a bit different. This time it is in a Bayern Munich shirt as Mandžukić salutes Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač who were just freed from The Hague.

2. Perišić Shirt Off

(photo: UEFA)

When you are as ripped as Ivan Perišić you don’t need much excuse to get your kit off. But this time he had good reason. Scoring the winning goal against Spain at Euro 2016 sent the Inter Milan winger on cloud nine as his celebration confirmed.

1. Pjaca Somersault

Whilst was not scored in a Croatian shirt, Marko Pjaca takes the cake for the best celebration by a Croatian. For a big man, his effort after scoring in this UEFA Champions League qualifier for Dinamo Zagreb a few seasons back is impressive.

Marko Pjaca Goal Molde 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb… by enteritament

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