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5 Instagram filters inspired by football

Like the one used by Tigres' French striker André-Pierre Gignac in his last goal celebration

5 Instagram filters inspired by football Like the one used by Tigres' French striker André-Pierre Gignac in his last goal celebration

Taking a celebration selfie to post on Instagram following a goal is not such an original idea, it was already seen in 2015 by Francesco Totti just under the Curva Sud and by Mario Balotelli last March after the goal scored with the jersey of Olympique Marseille against Saint Etienne. This time from Mexico there's André-Pierre Gignac, the French footballer who has been playing for four seasons in the Mexican league with Tigres that immediately after scoring the 2-0 at Santos Laguna decided to celebrate with his phone by taking a selfie and using his own personal Instagram filter to post it.

What is it exactly? A completely tattooed left arm of the 33 year-old former OM with which he used to cover his face, a habit born a few years ago that within a few hours has become the favorite killtime of many supporters, or footballers friends of him like the Manchester City left-back, his compatriot Benjamin Mendy or Mario Lemina.

You all know what the Instagram filters are, right? If you need an explanation, they are graphic effects with which to personalize in the most disparate modes the pics and videos that you want to post via stories. A submerged universe that in recent months is widening more and more, the possible new frontier of personalized celebration, a trend that inevitably has arrived recently to the world of football. If Gignac is the first top player to have tested his own official Instagram filter, which is simply called 'Gignac, from da intellmediamx', on the most popular social network of these times actually there are a lot of funny filters related to the world of football.


Here are the best we found in the quite infinite list of available filters:


crests and mottos of the best European teams on your cheeks, from Juventus to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

River Plate 

Why waste time and get your hands dirty to paint yourself with the colours of your favorite team? Just a click to put the Milionarios logo, or that of the rivals of Boca Juniors, on your face.

11 estrellas 

If you want to post a photo with a halo composed of stars that symbolize the titles won by Estudiantes, now you know how to do it.


Undoubtedly the most used filter during last months, this became a real trend at the end of 2018 and also involved Messi, Ronaldo, Dani Alves, Neymar, Puyol, Rivaldo and many other great champions. What's it about? It allows you to virtually wear the Dinho famous armband and start dribbling with the ball.