Andrea Pirlo and the 10 Best Bearded Geniuses in World Football

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Andrea Pirlo and the 10 Best Bearded Geniuses in World Football
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What is it about a well-maintained beard that just exudes wisdom and knowledge and can’t help but make one respect the individual sporting such magnificent facial fuzz?

Whatever it may be, the honour of being able to pull off the beard is one reserved for a select few in the world of football.

It of course goes without saying that Andrea Pirlo, the modern embodiment of “cool,” is the archetype when speaking of supreme face furniture, preserving an incredibly high standard of play along with that enviable crumb catcher of his.

But who else ranks among the world’s finest when it comes to the beard? Who are the contenders out there who could even pose a threat to the throne of hairy godliness?

Read on to find out.

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