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

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s bustlikeness’ was savaged on social media, Yahoo Sport looks back at some effigies that would have been best melted down and poured over Mark Lawrenson

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust

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

Wayne Rooney

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

George Best

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

Bobby Moore

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

The Beckhams

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

Stanley Matthews, Pele

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

Dixie Dean

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

Cristiano Ronaldo (again)

Cristiano stikes a pose…. y’know, for a change. Read more at

Rafael van der Vaart

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

Mesut Ozil

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

Zinedine Zidane

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

George Best, Nobby Stiles

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


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

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Sven lurks in the darkness.

Alan Shearer

Here comes that charisma joke…

David Beckham & Michael Owen

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

Peter Shilton

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

Geoff Hurst

Scored a hat-trick in some match or other.

Paul Gascoigne

Gazza in his early-90s pomp.

Gary Lineker

Linksy meets minor Breaking Bad character, Ted Beneke.

David Beckham, Jose Mourinho

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

Kevin Keegan

King Kev looks miffed with his waxy doppelganger – and rightly so.

Gianfranco Zola

Some (presumably) rather small children frolic around a wax Gigi.

Steven Gerrard

(The waxwork is the one on the right.)

Andres Iniesta, David Villa

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

Mark Hughes

The wax really brings out his eyes.

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