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The mullet doesn’t get much love these days—and for good reason.

But there’s one place it has always enjoyed a warm welcome: the world of soccer. In fact, you’ll still spot a surprising number of them on the fields of Brazil this month. (Look no further than tournament favorite Brazilian wunderkind Neymar, who’s sporting the updated Euro-fied version of the haircut that verges on faux-hawk in front, ducktail in back.) Needless to say, if there were ever a group of people who knew how to make an already flamboyant hairdo even more flamboyant, it’s soccer players.

So, without further ado, here are the greatest soccer mullets of all time…

061614_soccer-mullets-1Marco Etcheverry

061614_soccer-mullets-2Sócrates

061614_soccer-mullets-3Kasey Keller

BAGGIO ITALIA-SPAGNA 1-1  28/04/200 AMICHEVOLE PH.GIAMPY//RICHIARDIFOTORoberto Baggio

061614_soccer-mullets-5Argentina’s 1978 World Cup Team

061614_soccer-mullets-6Tony Meola

WORLD CUP FOOTBALLRudi Völler

Soccer - World Cup Italia 90 - Yugoslavia v ColombiaRené Higuita

061614_soccer-mullets-9Fernando Torres

061614_soccer-mullets-10Neymar

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar