After Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust ‘likeness’ was savaged on social media, Yahoo Sport looks back at some effigies that would have been best melted down and poured over Mark Lawrenson
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
Half-man, half-cat, all wax – it’s Rooney, apparently.
Fortunately, Bestie’s now back in one piece at The National Wax Museum in Dublin.
Who could forget the famous image of Moore lifting the World Cup? Oh, right…
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.
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.
The only thing stopping Ozil kissing the Madrid badge was his waxiness. Probably why he left…
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 lurks in the darkness.
Here comes that charisma joke…
David Beckham & Michael Owen
Becks and Little Mo in their late-’90s boyband stage.
Shilts, here, looking like something from an old episode of Doctor Who.
Scored a hat-trick in some match or other.
Gazza in his early-90s pomp.
Linksy meets minor Breaking Bad character, Ted Beneke.
David Beckham, Jose Mourinho
Dreamboats Beckham and Mourinho face-off, cause each other to melt, etc.
King Kev looks miffed with his waxy doppelganger – and rightly so.
Some (presumably) rather small children frolic around a wax Gigi.
(The waxwork is the one on the right.)
Andres Iniesta, David Villa
Spain stars Iniesta and Villa pose awkwardly with their prosthetic pals.
The wax really brings out his eyes.