The 10 Best Bald Footballers

Andrew Jordan@@Andrew_JordanSenior Writer ISeptember 15, 2011

The 10 Best Bald Footballers

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    Throughout football, one of the most notable aspects that players showcase is their hair. Despite the flowing mane that rests on the top of some fantastic players, there are still players that lack hair for one reason or another.

    In honor of the fantastic players who lacked hair, here are the 10 greatest bald footballers.

No. 10: Arjen Robben

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    One of the most impressive footballers in the world today, Arjen Robben has been dealing with hair loss for several years now.

    Robben's hairline started to recede in his early 20's, but that has not prevented him from reaching a World Cup final, a Champions League final and other accolades within the last several years.

No. 9: Wesley Sneijder

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    One of the best midfielders in the world today, Wesley Sneijder has been battling hair loss throughout the last several seasons.

    But after getting married last summer, it appears that Sneijder's new wife Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen has convinced Sneijder to fix his hair problem, which can be seen with recent pictures of the Dutch star.

    Before getting hair plugs, Sneijder was one of the top footballers in the world in 2010, winning the treble for Inter Milan and leading the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final with five goals.

No. 8: Jaap Stam

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    One of the top defenders in the world at the turn of the century, Jaap Stam was able to play well until he retired four years ago.

    Stam was a part of a World Cup squad for the Netherlands, two Euros for the Dutch and was a key part of Manchester United's treble winning side in 1999.

No. 7: Iordan Letchkov

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    One of the biggest stars of the 1994 World Cup, Iordan Letchkov had to deal with baldness for years before the tournament.

    But that did not stop him, as he led Bulgaria past Germany in a massive upset on their way to a fourth place finish in the World Cup, Bulgaria's best ever performance in the tournament.

    Letchkov was never able to replicate his form again in his career, but his impact in the 1994 World Cup won't be forgotten. 

No. 6: Grzegorz Lato

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    One of the greatest Polish footballers ever, Grzegorz Lato was able to amass many goals for Poland and for his domestic clubs throughout his career.

    Lato won the Golden Boot at the 1974 World Cup after scoring seven goals. Lato helped lead Poland to third place finishes at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups and won a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics.

No. 5: Ryan Giggs

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    One of the greatest players ever in the Premier League, Ryan Giggs has started to bald in recent years before he apparently visited the hair clinic last year.

    Even though he now has "a full head of hair," Giggs qualifies as a bald footballer but no one will deny his credentials as the greatest Welsh footballer ever.

No. 4: Roberto Carlos

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    Known for his amazing goals, Roberto Carlos played practically his entire career without hair.

    Carlos was able to amass many accolades throughout his career, including three Champions League titles, two Copa Americas and the 2002 World Cup.

    Carlos is also a member of the FIFA 100.

No. 3: Sir Bobby Charlton

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    A legendary Manchester United player, Sir Bobby Charlton was famous for sporting a combover throughout his career.

    Charlton was a key member of England's World Cup winning side in 1966 and helped Manchester United to win their first ever European Cup in 1968.

No. 2: Alfredo De Stefano

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    The greatest player to ever play for Real Madrid, Alfredo de Stefano was another player who was going bald during his career.

    Despite never playing in a World Cup, de Stefano was able to win five European Cups for Real Madrid, two Ballon d'Or's and was a member of the FIFA 100.

No. 1: Zinedine Zidane

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    One of the greatest footballers ever, Zinedine Zidane was a fantastic player for France, Juventus and Real Madrid throughout his storied career.

    Zidane led France to a World Cup title in 1998, a World Cup final in 2006, a title in Euro 2000 and a Champions League title for Real Madrid in 2002. Zidane is also a member of the FIFA 100. 

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