Football’s top smooches: Ten times players puckered up

Valentine’s Day is upon us, with couples showing their love and secret admirers sending tokens of appreciation.

And football stars love to get involved, with Roberto Firmino and his wife Larissa Pereira showing their passion on Instagram today.

But some players have shown their love for each other in a far more public way.

So Starsport has gathered some of the most memorable on-pitch smooches.

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Man United heroes Gary Neville and Paul Scholes showed the love against Man City

1 Gary Neville and Paul Scholes show the love

The Manchester United legends were lynchpins in the club’s incredible run of success during the 1990s and 2000s.

One of their last games together came at the Etihad Stadium in April 2010, where the midfielder scored a late header to beat rivals Manchester City 1-0.

And Neville showed his appreciation in the only he knew how – by smacking a kiss on Scholes’ lips.

Divock Origi was smothered by an amorous Liverpool fan in 2016
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2 Divock Origi smothered by an amorous fan

Liverpool’s Belgian forward is now famous for his heroic brace against Barcelona in the Champions League.

But when he scored the fifth goal in a 6-0 mauling of Aston Villa in 2016, one fan in the away stand made his feelings about Origi clear.

The supporter landed a smattering of kisses on the Reds star’s cheek before letting him go. Quite the meeting with the Anfield faithful!

Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud planted one on Mathieu Debuchy on international duty
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3 Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy’s special moment

Scoring on the international stage is an incredible moment for any player – but Giroud had a special way of celebrating.

Chelsea’s forward scored the opener in a 2-1 friendly win for France over Germany in March 2012.

Former Arsenal man Mathieu Debuchy was the first man to him, rewarded with a peck on the lips!

Laurent Blanc would kiss…