Rogelio brings you the Top 5 coolest curly hair manes of the Euro 2012 that has just finished. Read and tell us which one of the following 5 soccer players with curly hair you think should be crowned as the Euro 2012′s King of the Curls!
I have been following the Euro 2012 soccer tournament since it started as I am a bit of a soccer fan. Of course, I could not help but notice some pretty awesome curly manes that some of the footballers were sporting. It is a well known fact that most soccer players with curly hair prefer to keep it buzzed and it is only those with straight hair that grow it a bit. Since I am not THAT old, the first soccer player that springs to mind who sported an awesome head of curly hair on the field was Italian superstar Paolo Maldini. With his Type I curly hair (waves), Mr. Maldini was one of the best soccer players in his time, playing for A.C Milan for all his career.
Paolo Maldini (on the right) was known for his long wavy locks which drove women crazy (David Beckham is on the left)
So, since the Euro 2012 has just finished with Spain humiliating Italy in the final with a 4-0 score, I decided to follow up the ending of the tournament with the top 5 coolest curly manes I saw on the field. I will leave it up to you to decide who you think should be Manly Curls’ own King of the Curls of the Euro 2012, so leave your comment below to tell us who of the 5 players below deserves to be crowned as the footballer with the coolest curls of the Euro 2012. You all ready?
With his Type II curly hair, Cristiano Ronaldo kept the Side Swept as his insignia hairstyle during the Euro 2012. Ronaldo is known for using hair gel to fix his hair in place with Side Swepts and Metro Mullets. His team (Portugal) was knocked out in the semi-final by Spain.
Spanish Fernando Llorente didn’t play a minute of the Euro 2012 despite being in the 23 man squad for the tournament. A strong forward, Llorente would attend interviews with his Type I curls lifted up with hair mousse, creating the illusion of a lion’s mane. Fernando Llorente is known as a “ladies man” in Spain due to his golden locks (which he has worn longer than he has in the Euro 2012).
Known for his Type I long length curls styled in a Jim Morrison hairstyle, Andrea Pirlo is a great footballer with class and style both inside and outside the football field. While Italy has lost against Spain in the final of the tournament, Andrea Pirlo has shown his world-class quality throughout the Euro 2012 and was easy to spot on the pitch with his bouncing golden curls.
Andriy Pyatov is a Ukranian goalkeeper whom despite not passing the group stage of the Euro 2012, stood out for his character and his curly hair. Styled in a very loose manner, his curly hair cannot be grown longer because when curly hair becomes wet with sweat, it hangs down and impairs the player’s visibility, an aspect which is crucial to all goalkeepers.
And, of course, last but not least, Super Mario aka Mario Balotelli. The Italian forward is known for all the funky hairstyles he likes to sport for his Type V curly hair. For the Euro 2012, Mario Balotelli decided to sport a crest hairstyle akin to a Mohawk but with a shorter crest. Then, he decided to dye it blonde. Epic.
Ok gentlemen, I now pass the ball to you. Which is to you the coolest set of curls of the Euro 2012? Vote by leaving your comment below with your chosen player, we want to hear your opinion! On Friday, we will count the votes and we’ll crown our Euro 2012′s King of the Curls, a title that is up there with actually winning the Euro 2012 too (you know…).
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All the best,