Top moustachioed footballers

Bruce Grobelaar

Top moustachioed footballers

A look at facial furnishing in football

Now that midfield nutcase Joey Barton has shaved off his fetching WW- fighter-pilot-style ‘tache, it would appear that top lip attire has been consigned to the annals of footballing history. But it wasn’t always thus, as these proudly moustachioed footballers prove:

  • 1. Bruce Grobelaar

    1. Bruce Grobelaar

    You didn’t have to have a comedy Scouser ‘tache to play… More details

    1. Bruce Grobelaar

    1. Bruce Grobelaar

    You didn’t have to have a comedy Scouser ‘tache to play for Liverpool in the mid-80s... but it certainly helped.

  • 2. Chris Kamara

    2. Chris Kamara

    Fair play to Chris, who’s still persevering with his Kid… More details

    2. Chris Kamara

    2. Chris Kamara

    Fair play to Chris, who’s still persevering with his Kid Creole pencil ‘tache long after moustache traitors like Lawrenson have renounced the lip fuzz.

  • 3. David Seaman

    3. David Seaman

    Ah yes, the classic ‘let Ronaldinho’s speculative free… More details

    3. David Seaman

    3. David Seaman

    Ah yes, the classic ‘let Ronaldinho’s speculative free kick sail over your head’ look.

  • 4. Graeme Souness

    4. Graeme Souness

    A prime example of the psycho-‘tache, later copied to… More details

    4. Graeme Souness

    4. Graeme Souness

    A prime example of the psycho-‘tache, later copied to fine effect by Begbie from Trainspotting.

  • 5. Rene Higuita

    5. Rene Higuita

    He might have looked a right pillock when gifting the ball… More details

    5. Rene Higuita

    5. Rene Higuita

    He might have looked a right pillock when gifting the ball to Roger Milla in the 1990 World Cup, but at his least his upper lip was dignified.

  • 6. Roberto Rivelino

    6. Roberto Rivelino

    One of the greatest footballers ever, and one of the… More details

    6. Roberto Rivelino

    6. Roberto Rivelino

    One of the greatest footballers ever, and one of the greatest ‘taches ever to boot. Part Pablo Escobar, part Freddie Mercury.

  • 7. Rudi Voller

    7. Rudi Voller

    There was a period in the late ‘80s when all German males… More details

    7. Rudi Voller

    7. Rudi Voller

    There was a period in the late ‘80s when all German males looked like this.

  • 8. Ruud Gullit

    8. Ruud Gullit

    With this incredible ‘tache and dreadlock combo, Hullit… More details

    8. Ruud Gullit

    8. Ruud Gullit

    With this incredible ‘tache and dreadlock combo, Hullit brought a touch of reggae to Euro ’88.

  • 9. Thierry Henry

    9. Thierry Henry

    Now we only remember him for that cyncial handball against… More details

    9. Thierry Henry

    9. Thierry Henry

    Now we only remember him for that cyncial handball against Ireland but if he’d kept this cheeky early-career effort it could have all been so different.

  • 10. Viv Anderson

    10. Viv Anderson

    England’s first black international also boasted one of… More details

    10. Viv Anderson

    10. Viv Anderson

    England’s first black international also boasted one of football’s most decorated top lips.

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