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Fallon d'Floor Award: Video showcases 10 most outrageous dives in football

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In football, everyone loves a shortlist or award. That's just a fact.

It is why people obsess over the Balon d'Or shortlist every year and why fans love to watch the contenders for the coveted Puskas award for the best goal scored in a 12-month span.

But what about football's darker arts like diving? Well, thanks to one Reddit user, the world now has a new award to honour the best in the business at one of the modern game's most annoying trends. Allow us to introduce the perfectly named Fallon d'Flor.

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This year's 30-man Ballon d'Or shortlist may be more eclectic than in previous years, with the likes of Jamie Vardy rubbing shoulders with regular winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

However, the France Football award has nothing on the Fallon d'Flor nominees - a ramshackle bunch that take in every level of the game, from La Liga and the Premier League to lower league German football. 

And there is even a place for regular Ballon d'Or nominee Ronaldinho...

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Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) the Brazilian legend's effort whilst turning out for Mexican side Queretaro last season was only good enough for sixth spot in the 'prestigious' list which includes entrants from the past few seasons.

Watching the entire video, it is hard not to agree with the idea that diving is only getting worse in the modern game. In fairness to some of the contenders for the Fallon d'Flor award, however, at least they are adding a little bit of flair to their attempts to win a free-kick from the referee.

Extra credit must go to Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and his stylish swan dive from September 2015, as well as Lucas Melano of MLS side Portland Timbers who managed to incorporate a full forward roll to grab fourth spot.

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Few can argue with the winner of this year's award, however. 

It might be a couple of years old now, but it will likely be plenty more before anyone beats the Alemannia Haibach medic's theatrics.

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