YouTube's most popular sports videos: Football celebrations

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Johann Laxdal and his team-mates at Icelandic soccer side Stjarnan found global fame as a result of an improbable goal celebration - after netting an injury-time winner, they play-acted the catching of Laxdal's evocative leaping salmon and hoisted him aloft for a make-believe photograph.

Such creative jubilance was soon circulated far and wide, and the YouTube user who uploaded the since removed clip supplemented it with a few more Stjarnan routines: the Rambo tribute, a military parade, and a ballroom dance (though, with typical dry humor, the goalscorer is left without a partner).

Elsewhere, a tentative gloves-off fist-fight is on the cards for two young ice hockey players - at least until Mom steps in - Brazilian wonderkid Neymar can't quite convert a penalty kick despite his confidence, Manchester United's new Mexican signing Hernandez makes his debut, and a LeBron James shirt at the baseball stadium in LeBron's old city of Cleveland causes significant crowd unrest.

1) Best celebration ever in football - 8,378,321 total views
2) ' Unusual Icelandic celebration - impersonating a fish' - 2,425,371 total views
3) Rambo celebration (Stjarnan) - 1,183,490 total views
4) Best hockey fight EVER - 1,190,264 total views
5) Dancing celebration (Stjarnan) - 745,186 total views
6) Parade celebration(Stjarnan) - 634,470 total views
7) Best goal celebration - gone fishing? - 610,352 total views
8) ' Neymar's penalty miss in the Brazilian Cup final' - 586,241 total views
9) MLS All-Stars 2010 vs Manchester United: Hernandez' goal - 578,422 total views
10) Miami Heat fan ejected from Cleveland Indians game Part 1 - 549,869 total views

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