Enjoying Success: 10 Memorable Celebrations

Look back at 10 of the most memorable sporting celebrations.

With connections of Vow and Declare no doubt still celebrating their victory in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup we thought it an apt time to look at some of the more memorable celebrations in the history of sport. Whether it be singing, dancing, a combination of both or something entirely different our list of 10 Memorable Celebrations has a little bit of everything.

“You’re a good man,” Daniel Ricciardo is a fan of Patrick Stewart.

Taste of Victory – Part 1

Despite being few and far between in recent times, Daniel Ricciardo’s post victory celebrations have become so well renowned that Formula One has investigated trademarking the term ‘shoey’. While there have been quite a few we could have shown here, the time he tempted Captain Jean-Luc Pickard to join him was the one we thought best summed up the sense of fun in this celebration.

A ‘Shieldy’ from close quarters.

Taste of Victory – Part Two

To celebrate their second State of Origin Series win in 13 years, the NSW team took inspiration from the efforts of Daniel Ricciardo. While it was not well received by some fans north of the border, the Blues’ ‘Shieldy’s’ were definitely a celebration that stuck in the memory banks.

AIK had a little help from a sponsor to celebrate their 2018 Allsvenskan Championship

Pop Up Nightclub in Sweden.

AIK weren’t aware of what was being organised for them as they collected the 2018 Allsvenskan trophy. While they were out on the field receiving their spoils of victory, one of their sponsors were busily transforming their dressing room into a pop up nightclub.

Another FFA Cup Victory warrants celebration

Slip and Slide

Adelaide United’s celebrations upon winning the 2019 FFA Cup leaned heavily on an Aussie Kids summer playtime favourite. Finished with the standard spraying of champagne, the players used the conditions of the dressing rooms to take slip and slide to the FFA Cup.

The Saints celebrate an end to a long wait.

The Swingin’ Sixties

Having waited nearly 90 years to taste Premiership success, St Kilda’s celebrations were always going to be enjoyed long and hard. You don’t often see champagne glasses in football dressing rooms these days or club dances, but this and a bit of public mischief was all part of the events of Grand Final night 1966.

‘Orange and Blue!’

Where have I heard that before?

Upon qualifying for the 2020 T20 World Cup, the Dutch Cricket Team broke into a song that would sound extremely familiar to Australian Football fans. To the tune of ‘Row, Row, Row’, the cricketers exalted “We’re from Netherlands.”

Parra, Parra, Parramatta.

Like the Dutch, the Eels broke into song to celebrate their drought breaking 1981 Premiership win. While they sang of being happy at Cumberland at the SCG, little would they know that the night would end with fans burning down the grandstand of their home ground.

‘What’s he done?’

They’ve dropped the Cup – Part One

After winning the 2018/19 EPL, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne shocked Manchester City fans by seemingly dropping the Premier League Trophy. Fortunately the whole thing was an elaborate prank and they were able to calm the startled fans by bringing out the genuine trophy moments later.

They’ve dropped the Cup – Part Two

There was no prank involved when the Canberra Raiders dropped the Winfield Cup after their 1989 Grand Final victory. Tasked with protecting the trophy on the teams cavalcade through the city, Laurie Daley lost control of it and had to watch on in horror as it hit the road behind him.

Stand by your man

There are some things in life that never stop being enjoyable to watch, Rocky, Die Hard, Muhammad Ali at his peak. Another on this list is Stephen Kernahan celebrating Carlton’s 1987 Premiership with a rendition of ‘Stand by your man.’ So whether you are watching it for the first or the 100th time, make sure you press play on the video above.

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