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Bafetimbi Gomis celebrating his goal.

Bafetimbi Gomis - Player of the Week

Bafetimbi Gomis - Player of the Week

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Gomis grabs the winner against Manchester Utd

Gomis scores the winner against Manchester Utd.Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored the winning goal against Manchester Utd and sent the Swans up to fourth place in the Premier League. Swansea remain unbeaten this season. It was the first defeat of the season for Man Utd and they will be hoping that the signing of Anthony Martial, from Monaco, on Transfer Deadline Day for £36 million, will get them a few more goals. It was all looking good for the Red Devils when they took the lead just after half-time. Juan Mata scored the goal, after a good run and cross from Luke Shaw. But, the Swansea manager, Gary Monk, soon changed tactics, from a 4-4-2 formation to a midfield diamond and the change had immediate results. In the 61st minute, Andre Ayew, the son of three-time African Player of the Year, Abidi Pele, scored with a great header. And just five minutes later, Ayew played a fantastic pass to Gomis, who put the ball under Sergio Romero, in the Man Utd goal, at the near post. It was Gomis' ninth goal in just ten Premier League matches and he is looking like one of the best strikers in the Premier League this season. The final score was Swansea City 2-1 Manchester Utd.

"We took our chances well. Both goals were clinical."  Swansea City manager, Gary Monk.

What do we know about Bafetimbi Gomis?

Gomis celebrating a goal against Arsenal.Bafetimbi Gomis was born on 6 August 1985 in La Seyne-sur-Mer, which is a small town on the south coast of France. He started his football career with Saint-Étienne (142 matches, 40 goals), in the French second division, and helped them to promotion before moving to Olympique Lyonnais in 2009. He scored 64 goals in 168 matches for Lyon and helped the team win the French Cup. He started his international career with a bang! He scored twice on his debut for Les Bleus, when he came on as a subsitute in a friendly against Ecuador. In the summer of 2014, Gomis signed for Swansea City on a free transfer. Gomis has now scored 11 Premier League goals and 7 of those have been winning goals, with the latest being the goal against Manchester United.

"Swansea were trying to sign me for over a year and I'm absolutely delighted to be here now."  Bafetimbi Gomis.

Who has the best goal celebration?

Gomis performs his 'panther' celebration.After every goal, Gomis performs a panther celebration in tribute to the nickname he got in French football. But is Gomis' celebration the best in the Premier League? Over the years, there have been some great celebrations. Last season, Wayne Rooney imitated being knocked out by falling on the floor. He did this celebration after a story in the newspapers of Rooney being knocked out by Phil Bardsley, a Stoke City player, in a boxing match. Another great celebration was Stoke City's Peter Crouch and his robotic dancing. This celebration was inspired by the Arctic Monkey's song, I bet you look good on the Dancefloor. Jurgen Klinsmann arrived in the Premier League in 1994 with a reputation for diving, so his first goal celebration was diving on the floor to make fun of this. But, you might think players should concentrate on scoring goals and not their celebrations. If that is the case, you probably love Alan Shearer. Shearer has scored more Premier League goals than any other player and he had the same celebration for each one of his 260 goals: one arm in the air, run forward and smile!

Which player has got the best celebration in the Premier League?

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Chelsea's Courtois fouls Gomis and is given a red card against Swansea.

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Did you know......?

  • Bafetimbi Gomis is the first Swansea City player to score in the first four Premier LEague games of a season.
  • Gomis suffers from a type of low blood pressure, which can cause him to faint in stressful situations.
  • Swansea have beaten Manchester Utd the last three matches they have played.
  • Swansea City are the only current Premier League club that don't play in England.
  • Swansea City have qualified to play in Europe seven times as winners of the Welsh Cup!
Gomis scores against Manchester City.

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Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
16/07/2021
BR
1512
points

I think Neymar has got the best goals celebrations. You don't know what he is up to when he scores.
In my country, whether there's no COVID, the fans are used to sing and to hug each other.
My celebrations are just the same as Alan Shearer's.


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Gabriel Amaral
16/07/2021 18:09
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I think Neymar has got the best goals celebrations. You don't know what he is up to when he scores.
In my country, whether there's no COVID, the fans are used to sing and to hug each other.
My celebrations are just the same as Alan Shearer's.

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mobeckham
22/06/2020
TR
6371
points

I sometimes celebrate by flying as a plane when I score important goals :)


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mobeckham
22/06/2020 17:44
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

I sometimes celebrate by flying as a plane when I score important goals :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
22/06/2020
TR
6371
points

We celebrate goals by jumping and chanting the player's name.


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mobeckham
22/06/2020 17:43
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

We celebrate goals by jumping and chanting the player's name.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
22/06/2020
TR
6371
points

I think Nani at Manchester United had the best goal celebration.


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mobeckham
22/06/2020 17:42
Turkey
Manchester United
6371

I think Nani at Manchester United had the best goal celebration.

englishman
19/07/2016
DZ
1727
points

George Mila of cameroon


englishman
19/07/2016 11:33
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

George Mila of cameroon

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kwesimanifest
01/06/2016
GH
4754
points

When am playing in celebrate with the fans and my teammates


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kwesimanifest
01/06/2016 16:27
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

When am playing in celebrate with the fans and my teammates

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
01/06/2016
GH
4754
points

Some fans take of their shirts in a celebration mood


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kwesimanifest
01/06/2016 16:25
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Some fans take of their shirts in a celebration mood

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HakanUslu1881
11/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I think Obafemi Martins has got the best goal celebration.
They celebrate crazily goals in my country,I can't describe it :)
It depends on goals and states when happens goal.


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HakanUslu1881
11/03/2016 08:28
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I think Obafemi Martins has got the best goal celebration.
They celebrate crazily goals in my country,I can't describe it :)
It depends on goals and states when happens goal.

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aragorn1986
06/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I believe that the best showman was Obafemi Martins who used to do a triple forward somersault after scoring an important goal.


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aragorn1986
06/12/2015 14:59
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I believe that the best showman was Obafemi Martins who used to do a triple forward somersault after scoring an important goal.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

My celebration is similar to Jürgen Klinsmann's one)) Does anybody remember it?)


nikosonris
23/11/2015 11:56
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

My celebration is similar to Jürgen Klinsmann's one)) Does anybody remember it?)

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Quite a spectacular celebration from Bafetimbi. I also like the duo of Romelu Lukaku and Aruna Kone.


nikosonris
23/11/2015 11:54
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Quite a spectacular celebration from Bafetimbi. I also like the duo of Romelu Lukaku and Aruna Kone.

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

His Celebration is fantastic


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:29
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

His Celebration is fantastic

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aragorn1986
03/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Like Erik Cantona probably:-)


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aragorn1986
03/11/2015 16:20
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Like Erik Cantona probably:-)

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elghoul
21/10/2015
DZ
3988
points

The best celebration in my mind is whom from Romario (or perhaps Bebeto ) when after his goal in Spain he demonstrated gesture showing like taking a baby in his arm.In my country ofter players take off their shirt and showing "for you baby" or anything else writen on his underwear.


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elghoul
21/10/2015 11:43
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

The best celebration in my mind is whom from Romario (or perhaps Bebeto ) when after his goal in Spain he demonstrated gesture showing like taking a baby in his arm.In my country ofter players take off their shirt and showing "for you baby" or anything else writen on his underwear.

Abdallah
27/09/2015
KW
1814
points

I think go is has the best celebration for this season


Abdallah
27/09/2015 17:34
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

I think go is has the best celebration for this season

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Rema
21/09/2015
RS
538
points

When Gary Monk say that both goals were clinical did he think that both goals were classic textbook examples? Also another great comment from VerdMead96.


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Rema
21/09/2015 18:12
Serbia
West Ham United
538

When Gary Monk say that both goals were clinical did he think that both goals were classic textbook examples? Also another great comment from VerdMead96.

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VerdMead96
11/09/2015
PL
146
points

From current Premier League players I just adore Kevin Nolan who does the 'chicken dance' every time when he scores a goal. From the former ones I clearly remember Jimmy Bullard of Hull City and his 'team talk' celebration which was a parody of their coach Phil Brown. It was really funny and became vitally amusing after I'd read about the origin of this celebration. Even Phil Brown was laughing then. When it comes to the Polish fans, surely you must know the celebration called 'The Poznań'. The name comes from the Polish club Lech Poznań because their fans often did it during the matches. After the Europa League match against Manchester City the celebration was adopted by the City fans as well. The interesting thing is that not only is this celebration used to celebrate but also to show disapproval, mainly when favourite team loses a match. When I play football I always celebrate by imitating an aeroplane since aviation is my second passion. But watching football brings me much more emotions and after my team scores a goal I usually jump and scream, just to be sure that every neighbour can hear me ;).


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VerdMead96
11/09/2015 00:05
Poland
Manchester United
146

From current Premier League players I just adore Kevin Nolan who does the 'chicken dance' every time when he scores a goal. From the former ones I clearly remember Jimmy Bullard of Hull City and his 'team talk' celebration which was a parody of their coach Phil Brown. It was really funny and became vitally amusing after I'd read about the origin of this celebration. Even Phil Brown was laughing then. When it comes to the Polish fans, surely you must know the celebration called 'The Poznań'. The name comes from the Polish club Lech Poznań because their fans often did it during the matches. After the Europa League match against Manchester City the celebration was adopted by the City fans as well. The interesting thing is that not only is this celebration used to celebrate but also to show disapproval, mainly when favourite team loses a match. When I play football I always celebrate by imitating an aeroplane since aviation is my second passion. But watching football brings me much more emotions and after my team scores a goal I usually jump and scream, just to be sure that every neighbour can hear me ;).

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2Liverpool97943
3Chelsea81625
4Arsenal77632
5Manchester City48495
6Tottenham Hotspur14177
7Leicester City12430
8Newcastle United9872
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