The Evolution of Djibril Cissé's Haircuts: From Auxerre to QPR

Michael KohCorrespondent IIIApril 25, 2012

The Evolution of Djibril Cissé's Haircuts: From Auxerre to QPR

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    Djibril Cissé. He's played for Auxerre, Liverpool, Marseille, Panathinaikos and Lazio, and now he's at QPR.

    He's been playing top-tier football since 1998 and has since sported some wild hairstyles courtesy of his wife, Jude Littler.

    Cissé has not only lit up European leagues with his pace and acceleration—his hairstyles too have lit up the cameras.


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    Cissé decided to bleach his hair and add a line. Even so, this seems the tamest out of all of his hairstyles.

    He was in the process of throwing his jersey on the ground in a fit because he was substituted out. He obviously didn't agree with the change.

    During the six years he was with Auxerre, he made 128 appearances and hit the back of the net 70 times.


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    He decided at Liverpool to go with a mohawk but instead it looked like someone placed balls of hair on his head.

    Cissé stayed with the Reds until 2006, moving back to France with Marseille. He made 49 appearances and scored 13 goals and won the infamous 2005 Champions League Final with Liverpool against AC Milan. (He was brought on as a substitute in the 85th minute).


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    This seemed to be a combination of the last couple of seasons at Auxerre and Liverpool.

    Experimenting with hairstyles or not, he was at Marseilles for two seasons, making 58 appearances and netting 24 goals until loaned out to Sunderland in 2008.


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    Cissé settled on a mohawk at Sunderland. He decided to color it red to invoke the team spirit, even though he was just on loan.

    He ended up making 35 appearances and scored 10 goals.


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    New club, new style—and a clean, bald head to start with.

    Cissé stayed with the Greek club Panathinaikos for two seasons, making 61 appearances and scoring 43 times, until citing racial abuse and leaving shortly thereafter, heading to Lazio.


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    At Lazio, Cissé sported something that resembled an airstrip, if you know what I mean. Either that or there was a tire track on his head.

    Cissé made 18 appearances for the club, hitting the net once. He left Lazio during the 2012 January transfer window, making his way back to England and the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers.

Queens Park Rangers

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    I'm going to be completely honest with you: I completely forgot Cissé was still playing footy until I saw him play in the QPR lineup recently.

    He has, of course, changed his style once again. He sports a sleeker mohawk, this time bleached. He signed a two-and-a-half year deal and scored on his début against Aston Villa.

    He hasn't been the most composed footballer as he was sent off twice—firstly for reacting to a late challenge by grabbing a Wolves player's throat, and secondly when committing a two-footed tackle on Fraizer Campbell.

    Because of his suspensions, Cissé has made five appearances and scored three goals.

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