Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Great flop or greatest flop? German player executes ridiculous dive


Luis Suarez has nothing on Benjamin Siegert. Nothing.

It’s one thing to dive under the challenge of an opposing player which Siegert did under a challenge from Sonnenhof Großaspach’s Josip Landeka, lurching himself forward a little extra but not in any flamboyant fashion.

But the 33-year-old took the art form to new heights when - after being tackled, getting up, and standing a good 10 feet from the defender - he inexplicably hurled himself backwards.

Then, like Mary Lou Retton raising her hands in triumph, he grabbed his face to complete the award-winning act.

Humpback whales would be proud of Siegert’s breaching technique. Street performers may look to recruit the Wolfsburg youth product for break dancing presentations.

Siegert plays midfield for 3.Liga (German third division) team Preußen Münster, and completed this moment of brilliance in a match against

How can you not give that straight 10’s? Unfortunately, the assistant referee didn’t, as he can be seen staring at Siegert unimpressed.

Follow @the_bonnfire