Football's 25 worst waxworks: starring Rooney, Ozil, Pele... Hughes

There have been waxworks of some of the Premier League's biggest stars. And Mark Hughes.

There have, of course, also been waxworks of England's greatest stars. After all, what better tribute than having your likeness gawped at by tourists? And when said face is a half-arsed representation, we can at least have a good old laugh (and make obvious jokes about which is more mobile or has more charisma).

That's not to say they're the reserve of those who have been a huge success at international level – the 'Golden Generation' have their fair share too. 

It's not just an English phenomenon, they're at it all over Europe – from Spain to Germany and back to Spain again. If you thought waxworks of footballers would be a modern happening, think again. They go back at least as far as the 1920s...

25. Mark Hughes

The wax really brings out his eyes.

24. Steven Gerrard

(The waxwork is the one on the right.)

23. The Beckhams

Posh and Becks this time, as Mary and Joseph. It's not offensive because he scored that goal that time.

22. Gianfranco Zola

Some (presumably) rather small children frolic around a wax Gigi. 

21. Alan Shearer

Here comes that charisma joke...

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