Modern football player haircuts have to be cool yet practical. Consequently, the best football haircuts must be stylish off the field and low-maintenance on the field. As such, it comes as no surprise that the top footballers in the world tend to get the best men’s hairstyles.
5. Raheem Sterling –keeping it simple
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has sported some odd hairstyles in his time. From a pineapple-esque dreadlocked look to a truly bizarre curled style that resembled 80’s pop star, Prince. But right now he’s looking at his absolute coolest simply because he’s decided to keep things absolutely simple.
4. Toby Alderweireld –the Peaky Blinder
Unless you still live in the 80’s, you’ve probably seen or at least have heard of the hit TV series Peaky Blinders, which follows a sharp-dressing family of 1920’s gangsters based in Birmingham, England.
Literally looking like he’s stepped straight off the set of Peaky Blinders, Alderweireld’s hairstyle gives off a vibe of both cool and tough as leather; basically complimenting his playing style down to a tee.
3. David de Gea -the hipster man-bun
The man-bun has been popular for a few years now, with celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio and Zac Efron sporting the style at times. In football, superstars like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale have all tied their long locks up into a top-knot.
However, the hipster-style man-bun with the shaved sides, largely popularised by Conor McGregor in 2014, has been somewhat missing from the game. That is until David de Gea began sporting the style recently, immediately increasing his cool factor a hundred-fold.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo -disconnected undercut
This hairstyle shows off a more dramatic look with a disconnected undercut. His soccer skills may have always been top notch, but CR7’s haircut, style, and fashion sense have certainly developed over the years.
From his early frosty spiked hair to his faux hawk with a hard part, each of Ronaldo’s new haircuts becomes an instant men’s hair trend.
1. Neymar Jr –even with dreadlocks
Back in 2003, David Beckham became one of the only white men on the planet to successfully pull off the “cornrow” look, but in 2018, Beckham has slowly faded from the list of trendsetters in football. Right now, the trendsetter is definitely the Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr.
Neymar has always sported some cool hairstyles, from his days in Brazil that saw him sport a two-tone Mohawk through to his bleach-blonde look while he was playing for Barcelona.
Most recently he debuted another new look; sporting some rasta-style dreadlocks while recovering from injury at home in Brazil.