Monday 20 November 2017

10 of the best beards in world sport

Roy Keane’s beard greyed quickly when results went against him as Sunderland manager.
Roy Keane’s beard greyed quickly when results went against him as Sunderland manager.
Martin Castrogiovanni – the unofficial title holder of the finest beard in world rugby
Brian Wilson – the LA Dodgers pitcher started growing the beard in 2010 and has admitted dying the facial hair. Two years ago Virgin America Airlines unveiled a "bearded" Airbus A320 whose design was inspired by Wilson's facial hair
Whatever about his footballing talent, Djibril Cisse was always conspicuous on the pitch.
Paul Mara – The ice-hockey player plied his trade in the NHL and currently plays for the Houston Aeros
Never one for convention, Paul Galvin has brought the beard back into GAA fashion
Mike Commodore – the Canadian ice-hockey player was a Stanley Cup winner in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes
Kimbo Slice – The heavyweight American boxer is a former MMA fighter and has even dabbled in acting.
Alexi Lalas – The former US international and LA Galaxy manager was always eye-catching on the pitch
Abel Xavier - one of a select band of players to play for both Merseyside clubs

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From high profile GAA players, to Irish assistant managers to American sports stars, there is no shortage of men looking to show off the caveman look.

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