Picture this: The worst football busts, waxworks and statues ever

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After Mohamed Salah followed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps and was subsequently savaged on social media for a not-so-accurate statue, Yahoo Sport looks back at some effigies that would have been best melted down.

<p>It’s… certainly something. </p>
Mohamed Salah

It’s… certainly something.

<p>The Portugal captain’s “likeness” has been compared to a 1950s psychopath and a melted David Coulthard by fans on social media </p>
Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal captain’s “likeness” has been compared to a 1950s psychopath and a melted David Coulthard by fans on social media

<p>Half-man, half-cat, all wax – it’s Rooney, apparently. </p>
Wayne Rooney

Half-man, half-cat, all wax – it’s Rooney, apparently.

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<p>Fortunately, Bestie’s now back in one piece at The National Wax Museum in Dublin. </p>
George Best

Fortunately, Bestie’s now back in one piece at The National Wax Museum in Dublin.

<p>Who could forget the famous image of Moore lifting the World Cup? Oh, right… </p>
Bobby Moore

Who could forget the famous image of Moore lifting the World Cup? Oh, right…

<p>Posh and Becks this time, as Mary and Joseph. It’s not offensive because he scored that goal that time. </p>
The Beckhams

Posh and Becks this time, as Mary and Joseph. It’s not offensive because he scored that goal that time.

<p>Sir Stan watches as Pele catches sight of his house burning down. </p>
Stanley Matthews, Pele

Sir Stan watches as Pele catches sight of his house burning down.

<p>We can’t even begin to explain what’s going on in the background. </p>
Dixie Dean

We can’t even begin to explain what’s going on in the background.

<p>Cristiano stikes a pose…. y’know, for a change.<br>Read more at </p>
Cristiano Ronaldo (again)

Cristiano stikes a pose…. y’know, for a change.
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<p>These models of Sylvie and Rafael van der Vaart now, sadly, stand in separate rooms. </p>
Rafael van der Vaart

These models of Sylvie and Rafael van der Vaart now, sadly, stand in separate rooms.

<p>The only thing stopping Ozil kissing the Madrid badge was his waxiness. Probably why he left… </p>
Mesut Ozil

The only thing stopping Ozil kissing the Madrid badge was his waxiness. Probably why he left…

<p>Zizou throws his trademark ‘thumbs up’. Wait, hang on… </p>
Zinedine Zidane

Zizou throws his trademark ‘thumbs up’. Wait, hang on…

<p>The fickle nature of waxy fame. Best and Stiles both got the chop from Madame Tussauds in the ’70s. </p>
George Best, Nobby Stiles

The fickle nature of waxy fame. Best and Stiles both got the chop from Madame Tussauds in the ’70s.

<p>Spot the real ‘legend’: David Seaman, Ian Rush, Ian Wright, Geoff Hurst and Ruud Gullit. </p>
Various

Spot the real ‘legend’: David Seaman, Ian Rush, Ian Wright, Geoff Hurst and Ruud Gullit.

<p>Sven lurks in the darkness. </p>
Sven-Goran Eriksson

Sven lurks in the darkness.

<p>Here comes that charisma joke… </p>
Alan Shearer

Here comes that charisma joke…

<p>Becks and Little Mo in their late-’90s boyband stage. </p>
David Beckham & Michael Owen

Becks and Little Mo in their late-’90s boyband stage.

<p>Shilts, here, looking like something from an old episode of Doctor Who. </p>
Peter Shilton

Shilts, here, looking like something from an old episode of Doctor Who.

<p>Scored a hat-trick in some match or other. </p>
Geoff Hurst

Scored a hat-trick in some match or other.

<p>Gazza in his early-90s pomp. </p>
Paul Gascoigne

Gazza in his early-90s pomp.

<p>Linksy meets minor Breaking Bad character, Ted Beneke. </p>
Gary Lineker

Linksy meets minor Breaking Bad character, Ted Beneke.

<p>Dreamboats Beckham and Mourinho face-off, cause each other to melt, etc. </p>
David Beckham, Jose Mourinho

Dreamboats Beckham and Mourinho face-off, cause each other to melt, etc.

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<p>(The waxwork is the one on the right.) </p>
Steven Gerrard

(The waxwork is the one on the right.)

<p>Spain stars Iniesta and Villa pose awkwardly with their prosthetic pals. </p>
Andres Iniesta, David Villa

Spain stars Iniesta and Villa pose awkwardly with their prosthetic pals.

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