After the recent matches for the U.S. U-23 team and FC Dallas, I am really loving Brek Shea’s hair. He changed it up a lot in the last few years, sometimes it works…and sometimes it doesn’t. Right now he has a bit a “reverse skunk” look, with a dark stripe of red going down the middle of his hair. It’s hard to explain. So take a look.
I said to a friend of mine, “He has the coolest hair ever!” But that got me thinking, is it really the coolest hair ever in soccer? I don’t know.
So let’s take a look at some of the most unique, and sometimes crazy hairstyles in soccer history.
Sir Bobby Charlton-
It may not be a good start to begin an article on hair with a man famous for his lack thereof, but why not be bold? He may be known by many for his over 600 appearances for Manchester United, or his almost 200 goals during that time, but for me, and definitely a few others, I know him for that amazing comb over.
Not a bad look. But oh, when the wind blows the other way…
If you have to say one this about this Brazilian international and Flamengo player, it’s that he coordinates well…very well. I haven’t followed him too closely, but have never seen his hair not match his uniform. Take a look.
I have also seen red and green as well. Not bad my friend, keep it up.
It’s nothing too crazy, what Kevin Keegan has on his head. But any man bold enough to sport a perm on the field deserves a spot on this list.
Wow. He looks like a Bee Gee or something like that. I mean, I could have sworn I’ve seen that on an album cover. Oh yeah…
FYI. Not quite a Bee Gee
I’ll take your Vágner Love, and add you one Pippi Longstocking. Sounds crazy, I know, but he did it.
I mean, seriously…He wins. No need to say anything else.
Gotta give some love to the Americans. And even with Shea’s crazy cuts, no one did hair in the red, white, and blue quite like Alexi Lalas. He wasn’t always that guy with the short red hair we see on ESPN today. No, he was a tall intimidating defender that could be mistaken either for a hippy or a pirate. You can decide.
The question was not, “Should I put Djibril Cisse on this list?”
The question was, “What picture or Djibril Cisse should I put on this list?”
Well, here you go. At least these three will give you an idea.
This is one of his many mohawk colors.
Here, he substitutes color for design.
Or a personal favorite, Spiderman Hair.
But this really is just scratching the surface. I’d like to recommend Google image search.
This was possibly the first name I thought of when I conceived this post. Best ‘fro in the business.
Oh, the things a world-class striker can get away with. In the 2002 World Cup, just before Messi and Christiano Ronaldo busted onto the scene to be the undisputed “Best in the World”, the other Ronaldo was possibly the best. And he came into the World Cup tourney with this unique cut.
Odd choice, I know. Ugly? I think so too. But I can’t criticize. Hair really doesn’t matter if you can take this picture at the end of the tournament.
As a young kid in the States, my exposure to international soccer was limited, so I didn’t get to see a lot of Baggio, and sadly I only remember him for the missed penalty in the Rose Bowl in the ’94 World Cup, but the dude was a beast. He meant business…in the front. It was possibly the best mullet in soccer history, but he avoided that tag by having the “party” section of his hair pulled back in a ponytail. Still looked pretty intense, I have to say.
He doesn’t have the biggest afro I’ve ever seen, but something has to be said for consistency. For years, the tall Belgian has been taking his afro all over the field playing whatever position Everton manager, David Moyes, wants him to play. He is already 6’4”, but with that hair he is even more noticeable with that perfect ‘fro bouncing a head above everyone else, and man it looks good. Always a perfect sphere without a single hair out of place.
The guy has had all sorts of hairstyles in the past, but I prefer the Frederick Douglass.