Wednesday 18 October 2017

Football's best moustaches

Welsh whiskers: Big Neville Southall of Wales and Everton in the days before the size of his waistline overshadowed the weight of his 'tache. Photo: Getty Images
Welsh whiskers: Big Neville Southall of Wales and Everton in the days before the size of his waistline overshadowed the weight of his 'tache. Photo: Getty Images
Crumb catcher: Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman was the 'ne plus ultra' of hirsute footballers during a lengthy playing career. Photo: Getty Images
Herr lip: look up the word 'German' in a 1980's encyclopedia and this is what you get. Rudi Völler rocked an oberlippenbart like no other back in the day. Photo: Getty Images
Off his grolly: Frank Rijkaard, perhaps mistaking Völler for amusing ventriloquist Bob Carolgees, greets his German adversary in timeless fashion... Photo: Getty Images
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque
Sign of the times: the great Zbigniew Boniek, one of Poland's greatest ever players, led the way in the fashion stakes in the early 1980s. Photo: Getty Images
Proud to wear hair: Anfield alumnus Mark Lawrenson looks godlike in this picture. And rightly so. Photo: Getty Images
Moves like badger: some sympathetic lighting foregrounds the two-tone hairy slug on Guus Hiddink's wistful-looking face. Photo: Getty Images
Double bubble: bewhiskered Liverpool goal machines Ian Rush and John Aldridge with the FA Cup. And a prepubescent Steve Staunton (left). Photo: Getty Images
Thank you, Lord: AC Milan's Ruud Gullitt, snapped here during the 1989 European Cup final, is rightly grateful for his luscious lady tickler. Photo: Getty Images
Easy rider: you might have forgotten Holland international Ronald Spelbos but the memory of his handlebar lives on. Photo: Getty Images
Have some of that: Graeme Souness wins the 'tache battle before a ball has even been kicked as Liverpool face off against Roma in the 1984 European Cup final. Photo: Getty Images
Classic of the genre: German uberscorer Paul Breitner with his trademark muzzy. Photo: Getty Images
Soup strainer: Sam Allardyce - proud winner of the 1998 Division Three title - with a very untrendy-at-the-time top lip. Photo: Getty Images
Viva Zapata: the late, great Brazilian midfielder Socrates, pictured in 1981. Photo: Getty Images
Growing trend: David Beckham's mission to export soccer to the new world seems to be working. Exporting east London face fashion isn't going so well though... Photo: Getty Images
El Loco: another Latin American triumph in the whisker department. Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita. Photo: Getty Images
Hot stuff: Pique was the wildly popular jalapeno-shaped World Cup mascot from Mexico '86
Brave face: wacky Liverpool keeper Bruce Grobbelaar puts some thrown coins to good use during this match against Manchester United in 1985. Photo: Getty Images
Muzz of the same: Chris Kamara - 'Boro manager in '98 - sports a ' tache that can still be seen 14 years later. Photo: Getty Images
Hair today: Joey Barton to his credit, raised a substantial amount of money with his Movember effort last year. Photo: PA
Gone tomorrow: but he grabbed his razor as soon as the Nativity calendar went up. Photo: Getty Images Comments Facility

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