Football tournaments always deliver great entertainment for everybody interested in the game all over the world. This week, the very best stars continue to do their thing in UEFA Champions League and Europa. The game also comes with other types of showboating. For example, on Wednesday we watched Cristiano Ronaldo show us how well his abs are looking these days. Today, we want to look at six famous hair styles associated with major tournaments in history.
6. Mario Balotelli- EURO 2012
Mario Balotelli vs Germany at the EURO 2012. pic.twitter.com/Hr7XOsrPLA
— Football Great Goals (@footygreatgoals) September 30, 2018
Italy striker Mario Balotelli became famous in EURO 2012 when he scored two goals against Germany in the semi-final to send his country to the final. What is even more memorable is his celebration when he netted a thunderbolt from the edge of the box. The fiery forward removed his shirt to expose his muscular body. We can’t forget the famous mohawk hairstyle. The style and celebration is still famous to date. When people talk about EURO 2012, Balotelli always comes to mind.
5. Carlos Valderrama- Colombia
1990 Carlos Valderrama (Colombia)
The frizzy golden hair made Valderrama one of the noticeable players during Italia 90’. He kept his hair beyond his playing days and even experimented with other colours. pic.twitter.com/kXHv4NXWDR
— Gagasi FM Sports (@GagasiFMSports) June 18, 2018
Colombia best player of all time is no doubt, Carlos Valderrama. The creative midfielder captained his country in 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups. He played 111 times for his country scoring 11 goals. He was named South American Footballer of the year in 1987 and 1993 despite the fact that Diego Maradona was still shinning. What made him so iconic is not only his passing skills and calmness on the pitch but also his famous hairstyle. The colored locks falling around his head made him a household name for decades.
4. Ruud Gullit- Holland
On this day in 1990!
World Cup,England-Holland 0-0
Brian Robson(E)&Ruud Gullit(H) pic.twitter.com/sS3Pr8kbI0
— Юлиян Динев (@forever96juli) June 16, 2018
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit easily makes the list because he had a unique style that made him one of the most popular footballers in history. The creative midfielder who also played as a second striker liked to keep unique dreadlocks and mustache style. This made him not only famous but also feared. He lifted Ballon d’Or in 1987 among other accolades. He also lifted 3 Serie A titles and 2 UEFA Champions League crowns with AC Milan. However, his became even more famous after his spitting fiasco involving Germany striker Rudi Voller in World Cup 1990. The two were sent off. Netherland was also knocked out.