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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Weird and wonderful world of footballers' hairstyles

The leader of the Hairbear Bunch and head and shoulders above his contemporaries in the footballer's world of hair:

Former Liverpool and Portugal's Abel Xavier is one of the most regular footballers to visit the experimental tonsorial artist's chair

Lesson 1: never ask your mum to cut your hair. Lesson 2: if she does don't ask for a Brazilian and Lesson 3: don't appear on television in front of billions of football fans

Probably one of the worst haircuts in football...ever, was the mullet of Roberto Baggio who played for Italy and AC Milan

How Barry Venison got away with wearing his hair like he did, only he knows, but he is one of the contenders for 'The Best Worst Footballer's Haircut Award... Ever'
Bobby Charlton's hair...need we say more

One of the 1970's finest Timotei barnets belonged to the flaxen haired Tony Currie of Leeds. After the game he'd always be the first to the hair dryer

Colombia's Rene Higuita, famous for his scorpion kick save against England, shares a remarkable likeness to the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz

A haircut of two halves. Why stop with the hair... what about the eyebrows? This is Constantini of Austria

Kevin Keegan made it Ok for men to have a perm...when will Becks take the curly plunge?

Taribo West of Nigeria playing with bits of a My Little Pony in his hair

'Oreal wanted to sponsor David Seaman's hair as they had with David Ginola. But late in 2005 he cut his pony tail off for charity

Brazilian Ronaldinho earns over £140,000 a week. You'd think he could afford to get a trim

A patriotic Christian Ziege had the German flag dyed into his Mohican during the 2002 World Cup

Was every day for England's Mark Hateley a bad hair day or was it because Chris Waddle stole his curlers? and...

..did the former Liverpool captain and England stalwart Mark Wright wear extensions? We suspect not

'Rub shampoo into scalp...rinse...and repeat if necessary'. Southampton's Charlie George checks for split ends

One of Beckham's former team mates Alexi Lalas (right), looking like a Metalica roadie, grew the best 'flavour-saver' (on his chin) in the world of sport

Dutch footie legend Ruud Gullit not only sported dreadlocks but he also took time in the mirror to work on his macho moustache

In the 80's Brazil's coolest footballer Socrates, who reputedly puffed on two packs of ciggies a day, had one of the finest manes in soccer

Was Liverpool legend Terry McDermott Harry Enfield's inspiration for his Scouse family characters?

Ray 'hair' Parlour's curly mop gradually receded throughout his career (along with his goal scoring) having begun it with shoulder length hair

Nottingham Forest's Jason Lee's hair has been likened to a pineapple