Footballers and beards, name a more stylish combination!
While not every footballer rocks a beard (looking at you, Cristiano), the ones that do look badass!
Here are some of the best beards from men’s football:
- Andrea Pirlo
From the man himself, “It wasn’t bothering me in the summer so I let it grow. Now I don’t waste time shaving…”
- David Beckham
A true beardsmen, David Beckham has been changing his look for years with stunning success. He made sure to enter every new season with a new and different look that was sure to distract opponents!
- Gerard Pique
The question on everyone’s mind - what took longer, growing your beard or styling your hair! Jk, the beard complemented your good looks and great play.
- Tim Howard
Maybe Howard saw Beckham’s distraction plan and decided on one of his own! Whatever the reason, Howard’s beast, like his keeping, is monster and cool.
- Xabi Alonso
Crisp, clean, and smooth - Alonso decided to copy/paste his footballing style onto his grooming style. As usual, it ended in him winning.
- Alexei lalas
Known for his distinctive beard and hair, Lalas is was a standout player for Team USA in the ‘94 World Cup. He went on to become the first American in Italy's Serie A as a member of Calcio Padova.
- Raul Meireles
Meireles pulled a quick 180 and went from bald and clean shaven to Faux-hawk and full beard.
- Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United would not be missing Fergie THAT much if only Lukaku’s goal scoring ability was as good as his grooming game!
- Adil Rami
Rami can thank his Moroccan genes for the fine facial hair he’s so excellently styled and groomed.
- Lionel Messi
Weird and shocking at first, Messi with a beard continues to chug along just fine. He’s still scoring mind-blowing goals, making physics-bending passes, and lifting trophies.
- Mohammed Salah
Much of the Egyptian King’s iconic look relies on the beard. And that’s a great thing!
- Nicolas Otamendi
A ferocious defender with a fierce beard...it doesn’t get better than that!
- Juan Mata
Like the man himself, Mata’s beard is unassuming, effective, and always around.
- Mohammed Alsahlawi
A Saudi legend, Alsahlawi was the best player of the Saudi League 2 years in a row in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
"The more I stroke this beard, the more people will think I'm intelligent", what more can be said?!