13 November, 2013 - 13:56

Most hideous kung fu kicks in football

Most hideous kung fu kicks in football

After a recent boxing punch in South African Premier League we tried to remember some of the most hideous punches that we’ve recently witnessed in football

Morgan Gould

The South African international Morgan Gould knocked down his opponent Getaneh Kebede with a perfectly-placed hook as Kaizer Chiefs hosted Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier Soccer League. The referee had a perfect view of the episode but did not deem necessary to warn the puncher with any sort of punishment. Kaizer Chiefs proceeded to a 2-1 win, while the defender apologized for his action through Twitter.

Jonathan Fabbro

River Plate scored against Rosario Central on 79 minutes and looked comfortable until Jonathan Fabbro completed a kung fu kick to the head of Guillermo Fernandez and was sent off with straight red. River, however, went on to win the match.


Chris Mavinga

In the match of the Belgian Pro League between Genk and Standard Chris Mavinga’s foot caught the head of Mehdi Carcela-González, who ended up with broken nose and jaw.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan is an adept of both artistic and destructive kung fu. In one of the Milan derbies Marco Materazzi did not have to simulate pain.

Bruno Pinheiro

The Portuguese defender went mad in extra time of a match of the Polish championship. Widzew Lodz lost the game and Pinheiro returned to Portugal.

Franco Di Santo

The Argentine defender of Werder Bremen took down Bastian Oczipka. Straight red.


Lazio leader Hernanes ended the day early after kicking Karim Benzema’s head. It was just a friendly match.


Peru championship. A Brazilian player of Alianza Universidad knocked out a player of Deportivo Municipal and saw the red light. His team went on to a 1-0 victory.


Wild South America. In the match between Recife and Vasco Da Gama youth squads the Lions’ keeper caught the head of Vasco player Elivelton. The forward was taken to hospital and Gustavo was about to be trialed for attempted murder. However, Elivelton did not suffer any serious injuries and the case was hushed up after Gustavo apologies.


Rodrigo Silva from ABC football club scored a brace in a Cup match against Recife and was harshly knocked down by Ailson, who got away with yellow card.

Tim Wiese

Former Werder Bremen goalkeeper is a master of headshots. Thomas Muller suffered from his interceptions:

as well as Ivica Olic:

Gastón Sessa

Why did Rodrigo Palacio leave Argentina for Italy? Because there are no guys like Sessa there. Just a yellow for the keeper.

Bonus. A father of all headshotsEric Cantona:

Bonus #2. Unique case - clean and efficient kung fu kick from Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny:

Photo: freshairfootball.co.uk

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Author: Leon Smolski

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15 November 2013, 11:56

That's horrendous, but still not as bad as diving to me

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