There have been plenty of examples where tuning a footballer into a statue hasn’t quite worked out but a recently revealed sculpture of Micheal Essien has to be up there with the worst.
A statue of the former Chelsea Midfielder has been erected in his homeland of Ghana and it is pretty appalling.
Essien made 256 appearances at the Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2014, helping the Blues to win nine trophies, including two premier league titles.
Shown in Chelsea’s ICONIC blue home strip, Essien’s body looks severly out of proportion, while his face is far too jagged and lumps of hid face appaers to be missing.
He is also kickin g the ball with similar technique to a toddler, his knees are strikingly thin compared to the rest of his legs and his shoulders appear to be armed with NFL-style padding.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also been on the receiving end of a poor statue after a disastrous sculpture was placed at the airport re-named after him.
The bust, designed by Emmanuel Santos, almost broke the internet- with many pointing out that it looked more like Niall Quinn than the greater man himself.
Perhaps the most bizarre footbal statue of all though was the one of Micheal Jackson displayed outside of Fulham’s craven cottage.
It was placed there by former owner Mohamed Al Fayed, who was close to the singer before his death, but now resides in the National Football Museum in Manchester, England.
Edited by: Olanrewaju Victor