17 of the best beards in football
September 16, 2016
Some blokes are lucky enough to grow outstanding beards. Others, in the mid-range, can grow a bit of stubble, but not enough to get the full treatment from the Turkish barber. And some poor fellas, just look like they have a few pubes sprinkled on their face.
These footballers fit into the first category, with their outrageously good facial hair.
1) Andrea Pirlo
Of course the man, the myth, the legend had to feature.
2) Alexis Lalas
The American hero looks like an upgraded version of Gimli from Lord Of The Rings.
3) Olof Mellberg
One word for the ex-Sweden captain: Viking.
4) Gerard Pique
The Barcelona man is a winner at life with his unrivalled beard-Shakira combo.
What a bloody cool bloke. Only Socrates could pull off that headband.
6) Tim Howard
Most likeable goalkeeper ever? Timmy's bald head-beard combo is absolutely spot on.
7) Xabi Alonso
Ye, ye, I know - everyone bangs on about the Bayern Munich man. But, with a trimmed beard like that, we couldn't leave the Spaniard out.
8) Djibril Cissé
The journeyman comes with a brilliant dyed beard. Football is a better place with Djibril in it.
9) Quique Sanchez Flores
How could the Hornets sack such a polished-looking bloke?
10) Davide Moscardelli
11) Nicolás Otamendi
If only the Manchester City man's defending was as immaculate as his beard.
12) Joe Ledley
Best beard in the Premier League;hands down.
13) Raul Meireles
All-round hipster, would feel right at home in London's, Camden.
14) Mile Jedinak
Alan Pardew basically sold him because he had major beard envy.
15) Mathias Holst
Is Mr Holst growing stuff in there?
16) Stuart SInclair
Plays for Bristol Rovers, no suprise with Sinclair's edgey look, that he's earning his wage in the culturally diverse city.
The whole Iceland squad had to be included, as the side could run an entire Game of Thrones episode... eat your heart out, Jon Snow.