Top Five bad ball boys
The cheekiest pitchside pranksters
1. Brazil’s goalscoring ball boy
We still don’t know how he got away with this one. I shot goes harmlessly wide of the goal, moments later the ball boy dribbles the ball onto the pitch and into the net, and for some reason the goal is awarded!
2. The quick-thinking assister
This Israeli ball boy spotted the goalkeeper out of his box to make a clearance and happened to have another ball in his hand. Voila, a goal!
3. The brawl instigator
This Greek ball boy managed to start a scrap between the players of PAOK and Panionios with a petulant backheel.
4. Spurs ball boy takes his name too literally
This lad did his bit for Spurs’ Uefa Cup campaign last season by socking the ball to the goolies of a Famagusta player.
5. The horizontal ball boy
Why stand up and hand-deliver the ball to the pros when you could lie down and head it back into play like this lazy Portsmouth laddo.