Football's 25 worst waxworks: featuring Ronny, Rooney, Ozil and more

Cristiano's new bust? Pah. Everybody knows there's nothing in the world more terrifying than a human face sculpted in malleable plastic

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There have been waxworks of some of the Premier League's biggest stars. And Rafael van der Vaart.

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.

It's not just an English phenomenon, though: they're at it all over Europe – from Spain to Germany and back to Spain again. And 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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