Like it or loathe it, diving has become a major factor in the modern game. Nowadays some of the very best players on the planet are known for their acts of simulation, and although such antics cannot be condoned, they have produced some truly memorable moments.
Inspired by the Ballon d’Or award, here’s the Fallon d’Floor trophy (funny, right?), which ‘celebrates’ the dark arts. The six nominees are…
The Assassination of Giancarlo Gonzalez by the coward Chris Wondolowski
We kick off with a little bit of MLS action here as American striker Wondolowski brutally assaults Gonzalez…
A Fish out of Water
A late contender from Leeds’ Brazilian star, Adryan…
No Era Penal
One of the more memorable moments of an excellent World Cup over the summer was this from Arjen Robben.
Breakfast at Chiellini’s
One of the defining moments of 2014… Did his shoulder hurt your incisors, Luis?
Fred-dy got fingered
Another World Cup instalment from Fred, who was more prolific at winning penalties than scoring goals…
The list just wouldn’t be complete without a Cristiano Ronaldo effort!