After watching star striker Demba Ba put his side ahead against Premier League champions Manchester United, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew pulled out his best superman pose, seemingly directed at one lucky fan in the crowd. Lois Lane perhaps?
2. David James
Never one to shy away from a terrible haircut, David James sported this Clark Kent side-parting for his Portsmouth side’s trip to Newcastle in 2006. Black and white stripes must be his kryptonite as Pompey went on to lose 1-0.
3. Edwin Van der Sar & Gary Neville
Two in one here; after beating Liverpool in a Premier League clash in 2007 Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar and bum-fluffioed right-back Gary Neville launch into their best Superman poses. Edwin’s is a darn sight lazier than Gaz’s it must be said.
4. Patrick Kane
Donning a red cape doesn’t instantly make you Superman, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhacks ice hockey team. During the AllState NHL Breakaway Challenge 2012, Kane went for it but, um yeah, this happened.
5. TJ Lavin
That’s more like it! BMX freestyler Lavin gets his Superman pose spot on during the ESPN X Games 11 in California back in 2006. Nice work TJ!
6. Clarke Carlisle
Extra marks for effort here go to Clarke Carlisle, formerly of Queens Park Rangers fame, now of appearing on BBC Question Time fame, for making his own Superman style t-shirt that he revealed during an (old) Division Two clash with Colchester back in 2002.
7. Dwight Howard
They love a slam dunk contest in the US, and even more so when star NBA players dress up like super heroes. Here, Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard dons a red cape and does a commendable impression of Superman, if Superman could slam dunk.
8. Lionel Messi
Probably the only sports man on earth right now who could come close to claiming he actually is Superman, the little Argentinean – known for scoring bucketloads of goals – proves he can even play in goal with a save Clark Kent himself would be proud of.
9. Ali Al-Habsi
Popular Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi gives it his best ‘just taking off from the ground and about to go and save a damsel in distress’ pose as he tips a shot over the bar during a game against Queens Park Rangers.
10. Jonty Rhodes
Good on you South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes, excellent Superman impression, as he takes a rather impressive catch during the Emirates Triangular Trophy match against England in 1998.