5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

In a world where footballers are becoming richer and bigger celebrities, they are being immortalized with statues.

While some have been a success others have truly been an eyesore.

Here are five famous footballers who are still active and have been honoured with statues;

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 recently had an ice statue moulded in his image but while that will melt in no time soon, the one unveiled at the Madiera airport which was renamed after the footballer is an eyesore.

Despite looking nothing like Ronaldo it is still not the worst of the bunch.

5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

This popular bust of Ronaldo is regularly the source of jokes among fans.

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2.Lionel Messi

A real effort was made to immortalize Messi with a statue erected on Paseo de la Gloria (Glory Street) in Buenos Aires.

5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

Argentina honour its national team captain with this effort. Photo: The Chicago Times

The street boasts statues of other famous Argentine sports starts such as tennis player Gabriela Sabatini and basketball player Manuel Ginobili. The statue has already been destroyed twice by vandals.

3. Asamoah Gyan

Probably the worst statue of the bunch is one of the Ghana star in his home country.

The sculptor is unknown and this statue was released after a woeful effort to honour the next man on the list.

5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

The statue looks nothing like the footballer. Photo: The Daily Mail

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4. Michael Essien

Essien is a true legend of the game following his exploits with Chelsea and Lyon but efforts to immortalize him were bad.

5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

Essien was immortalized with an eyesore in Kumasi.

His statue which was the first released by the same person who moulded Gyan is located in Kumasi, Ghana.

5. Neymar

The best of the bunch is one of Neymar which was built during the player's time at Barcelona.

5 active footballers who have statues in their honour

The Neymar wax statue is a true carbon copy of the footballer. Photo: The Sun

His Madame Tussauds wax figure was unveiled in a private ceemony at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Spain in 2016.

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