Diego Maradona kisses the Argentina shirt after reaching the final of Italia 90. 20 years later, he went on to manage Argentina and told the press to suck his dick after qualifying for the World Cup in South Africa.
After joining the club from Juventus months earlier, Attilio Lombardo was seen kissing the Crystal Palace shirt during a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa. He left for Lazio the following year.
David Beckham blows a kiss to an angry Chelsea during the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Stamford Bridge. United go on to win 2-0 before winning the competition as part of their historic Treble.
Laurent Blanc performs his ritual Barthez head-kissing in the final of Euro 2000. France went on to beat Italy 2-1.
Finish striker, Jari Litmanen, kissed Liverpool’s badge a few months after signing for them in 2001. He was hailed as “world class” by Gerard Houllier but only stayed for one season before being sold to Ajax after playing a minor role in Liverpool’s historic Mickey Mouse treble.
Ryan Giggs kissed his sister ahead of his testimonial match against Celtic in 2001.
We saw the first of many badge kisses from Frank Lampard in 2003, who later went on to hold his club to ransom to get the £130,000 a week salary he craved.
West Ham captain, Paolo Di Canio, kisses the shirt after scoring a late winner against local rivals Fulham in the league. He fell out with manager Glenn Roeder later that season, was dropped from the team, scored a winning goal against Chelsea in the penultimate match of the season, but it wasn’t enough to save West Ham from relegation. He signed for Charlton on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Another Hammer, Joe Cole, blew kisses to the crowd during the same season after scoring against Arsenal. He also left at the end of the season.
Damien Duff kissed Blackburn’s badge after scoring a goal in April 2003. Three months later he was a Chelsea player.
Ruud van Nistelrooy kissed the badge of Manchester United in 2004, two years before leaving the club for Real Madrid and spending the next year or two talking about United and Sir Alex Ferguson in the press.
Alan Smith kissed the badge of his boyhood club, Leeds United, after putting his team 3-1 up against Charlton in the penultimate game of the season. Charlton came back to score two goals though and the following week Leeds lost 1-0 to Chelsea. Leeds were relegated and Smith joined their biggest rivals, Manchester United.
Chelsea were crowned Premiership champions in 2005 and captain John Terry kissed the badge. Four years later he held the club to ransom over a massive contract, which he was given, although did confess to “sleepless nights” over an offer from Manchester City.
After signing for Galatasary in the January of 2005, Franck Ribery kissed their flag, but was not paid his wages for four months and signed for Marseille in April 2005.
Lampard at it again after scoring against Spurs in 2005.
After scoring against Wales in the World Cup qualifiers in 2004, Beckham kisses his England shirt. Six years earlier effigies of him wearing an England shirt were hung around London after he was sent off in the World Cup 1998.
Obafemi Martins kisses the Inter badge after scoring two goals against Parma. However, the introduction of Crespo and Ibrahimovic two years later meant he was sold to Newcastle.
After winning the European Cup in 2005, Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso share an intimate moment.
When playing against his former club, Birmingham, Robbie Savage kissed the badge of Blackburn. He left Birmingham citing the reason he wanted to be closer to his ill parents in Wrexham… not realising that Birmingham is closer to Wrexham than Blackburn.
Ronaldinho kisses the foot of Lucio at the end of training session at the World Cup 2006.
The Palestinian national team kiss the pitch after drawing 2-2 with Iraq at the end of their Asia Cup 2007 qualifying match.
A month in to his Real Madrid career, Mahamadou Diarra kissed the ground after scoring a goal against Betis during the Spanish League football match. Two years later he was de-registered from Real Madrid’s first team and his shirt number was given to new signing Lassana Diarra, known as “Lass”, then sold to Monaco.
After captaining Spurs against Aston Villa, Paul Robinson kissed the badge. After suffering from poor form two years later, he was sold to Blackburn Rovers.
After beating Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield, Thierry Henry kissed the Arsenal badge, after saying he would stay at Arsenal forever and never play in Spain. He signed for Barcelona five months later.
Francisco Fonseca kisses his own boot after scoring a goal at the Home Depot stadium in 2007.
Didier Drogba kisses his Chelsea shirt after scoring against Boro in October 2007. One year later he says: “I hope I am in my last year at Chelsea. Where I kissed the Chelsea badge after I scored, that gesture was for the fans. I don’t love the jersey.”
Robinho blows a kiss to his coach after scoring for Real Madrid. Several months later he demanded a move to Chelsea. But ended up signing for City.
Beckham kisses his LA Galaxy captain’s armband during a match against Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.
Steven Gerrard kissed the Liverpool badge before handing in two transfer requests.
Eight months after the birth of his daughter and six months after being caught out cheating, Lampard kisses his wedding ring. After cheating on his wife several times, she eventually left him.
Kevin Keegan blows kisses to the Newcastle fans three days after his sensational return to manage the club. Nine months later he walked out on them again.
Lampard at it again. This time the captain’s arm band in April 2008, three months before entering talks with Inter Milan.
Upon signing for Barcelona from Arsenal and before kicking a ball, Alexander Hleb kissed the badge of his new club in July 2008. A year later Hleb said: “Of course I regret leaving Arsenal. I was playing every week for one of the most exciting sides in Europe, a team which was always in the top four in the Premier League and were Champions League contenders. For me, leaving Arsenal was not a good move.” He was sent out on loan to Stuttgart for his second season and to Birmingham for his third season.
After scoring in a pre-season friendly in 2008, Emmanuel Adebayor kissed the Arsenal badge. Several months later, he said: “I am happy AC Milan, one of the legendary clubs in the world, were looking at me. For me that must be something special. It is like a boy being told Beyonce is looking for them.” At the end of the season he was desperate for a move to United or Chelsea, but neither team came in for him, in the end he settled for City, conceding it was about the money. He then played against Arsenal for City, kicked a former team mate in the head, ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the Arsenal fans after scoring, and ended up with a ban. He then appeared on telly for an interview wearing an Arsenal t-shirt.
When playing for Everton’s youth side, Wayne Rooney revealed a t-shirt which read ‘once a blue, always a blue’. He later signed for Manchester United which did not go down well on Merseyside, with the fans of his former club singing “Die, die, Rooney, Rooney, die!” every time the teams meet. In response, Rooney kissed the United badge at Goodison in October 2008. Two years later, he declared he had no intention of signing a new deal at United, before changing his mind.
Joey Barton kissed the Newcastle badge in front of the Sunderland fans. Two months later he branded the Newcastle fans as “vicious”.
In March 2009, Argentine striker Aguero kisses his newborn son ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Venezuela.
Renatinho kisses his Jesus Christ tattoo after scoring in an AFC Champions League match in Australia.
After going AWOL on his club, Inter Milan, Adriano signed for Flamengo in May 2009. He had been allowed to return to Brazil for a winter break earlier than scheduled in and in April Inter had heard no word from him.
Upon his unveiling at the Bernabeu in July 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo kissed the Real Madrid badge.
Three days later, Karim Benzema did the same thing.
At Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unveiling at Barcelona, he did the same thing.
At the start of the 09-10 season, Cesc Fabregas kissed Arsenal’s badge amidst rumours he was going to leave for Barcelona.
After scoring his 100th goal for Manchester United at the start of the 09-10 season, Rooney kisses the badge again.
Samuel Eto’o kisses the Barcelona badge a few months before signing for Inter Milan.
Andre Lima kisses Botafogo’s badge in a semi-final when on loan from Hertha BSC. A couple of months later he was loaned out to Fluminense, then to Gremio.
Asamoah Gyan blows a kiss to the Rennes fans 8 months before leaving them for Sunderland.
After scoring against Villarreal, David Villa kisses the Valencia armband. 6 months later he’s a Barcelona player.
With revelations of John Terry cheating on his wife with the mother of former club and current country team mate, Wayne Bridge’s child, Chelsea fans received him warmly. To show his appreciation, he kissed the badge.
Fabregas kisses his Arsenal shirt in celebration of scoring against Burnley. Six months later he confessed he only plays for the club because he wasn’t allowed to leave for Barcelona. He finally got his dream move this summer.
Sol Campbell began his youth career at Tottenham Hotspur before waiting for his contract to run down and leaving on a free transfer to fierce rivals Arsenal. He then told the manager he wanted to fulfil a life ambition of playing abroad, so the club released him from his contract… only for him to go and sign for Pompey. Still, he returned for a few months and kissed their shirt, before joining Newcastle.
Gary Neville can’t resist planting Paul Scholes with a smacker after his injury time winner against hated rivals Manchester City.
Upon making his début for Arsenal, Wojciech Szczesny kisses his bird.
Javier Hernandez blows a kiss to the fans after scoring against France in the World Cup for Mexico.
Adriano Correia kissed Barcelona’s badge upon signing after six years at Sevilla.
After spending a year on loan from Manchester City, Valeri Bojinov kissed the Parma badge when scoring in his first game after the deal was made permanent. A year later, he signed for Sporting.
Javier Hernandez helped Manchester United win the Community Shield on his début and celebrated by kissing the badge (and went on to repeat that with every goal he scored after that).
Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Espanyol and kisses the ball.
Samir Nasri scores for Arsenal against rivals Spurs in the League Cup and kisses the badge. He signed for Manchester City less than a year later.
After rumours circulated that Milan Jovanovic was unhappy just a few weeks in to his Liverpool career, he kissed the badge after scoring against Northampton Town. They went on to lose the game on penalties.
Luis Suarez kisses the hand that helped Uruguay progress in the World Cup against Ghana.
Kevin Nolan kisses the ball he scored a hattrick with against Sunderland, whilst Steven Gerrard kisses the ball he scored a hattrick with against Napoli.
Jovanovic kisses the badge again against Steau Bucharest. At the end of the season, he signed for Anderlecht.
Antonio Cassano blows kisses to the Sampdoria fans two months before leaving them for AC Milan.
After scoring a hattrick against rivals Middlesbrough, Newcastle’s Kevin Nolan kisses the ball.
Steven Gerrard kisses the camera after scoring the equalising goal at Old Trafford. Liverpool went on to lose 3-2.
A few months after leaving his boyhood club, Hamburger SV, where he had played since the youth team, Sidney Sam scored against them with new club Bayer Leverkusen.
After kissing the badge, Charlie Adam holds it up to the Blackpool fans. A few weeks later, he handed in a transfer request, before leaving for Liverpool at the end of the season.
The Jordan team celebrate Hasan Abdel Fattah‘s goal in the Asia Cup by kissing their national flag.
After scoring against Wigan, Andy Johnson kisses Fulham’s badge.
Shinji Kagawa kisses Japan’s badge after scoring against Qatar in the Asia Cup.
After joining the club when he was nine-years-old, Jack Wilshere kissed Arsenal’s badge after scoring.
Iker Casillas kisses the Real Madrid badge after beating rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Cup final.
Following his £50m move to Chelsea, Fernando Torres celebrates his only goal by blowing a kiss to the fans.
Wayne Rooney kisses the ball ahead of taking the penalty which secures United a record breaking 19th title.
Gervinho blows a kiss to the Lille fans after scoring a goal two months before signing for Arsenal.
After seeing his team relegated, Scott Parker blows a kiss to the West Ham fans. He has since claimed he would be interested in a move to a Premier League club.
Alexis Sanchez kisses the Barcelona badge on the day he signs.
Ahead of being made the official new club captain, Robin Van Persie kisses the Arsenal badge.
In the first home game of the season, Danny Welbeck, who has been at the club since he was 14, kissed the badge after scoring in front of the Stretford End.