The ten worst Premier League haircuts EVER

With more money than sense and bags of spare time, Premier League stars change their image more times than they change football boots.

From garish bright colours to flowing locks that are simply out of control, here we recall some of the most shocking hairstyles ever seen in the Premier League, which resumes this weekend.

Jason Lee

“He’s got a pineapple on his head!” sung opposition fans whenever they came up against Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee. Lee’s locks earn him a place in Premier League folklore.

Abel Xavier

Xavier had many extravagant hairstyles throughout his playing days, which included spells in England with Everton, Liverpool and Middlesbrough and stints in Portugal, Germany , Turkey, Italy and America.

Djibril Cissé

Is there a more flamboyant footballer than the fiery Frenchman? Tattoos – check! Fleet of expensive cars – check! A wardrobe the size of a football pitch – check! And a colourful barnet – check!

Raul Meireles

It’s hard to define exactly what style of hair Meireles has other than it’s a mess. Not that he cares after winning the Champions League and FA Cup last season!

Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Ever watched the 1970s cartoon Help! It’s The Hair Bear Bunch? If so, you’ll probably agree that Assou-Ekotto has a definite resemblance to Hair Bear with this afro.

Peter Beardsley

Beardsley’s bad bowl cut barely changed during his 20-year career – it even stayed in place in his prime when he waltzed past opposition defenders with ease.

David James

Whoever runs the hair saloon that James visits must have made a small fortune down the years as the former England goalkeeper has changed his image regularly.

Paul Scharner

The Premier League will be a duller place without Scharner, who has recently joined German side Hamburg following his release from West Brom.

Barry Venison

There were plenty of blonde mullets doing the rounds in English football the 1990s – and Venison’s mop top was up there with the very best/worst of them.

Fabricio Coloccini

Bringing the mullet back is Coloccini. Mind you, it’d be a brave or stupid man who told the towering Newcastle defender he needs a haircut.


Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.