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Soccer players have great taste in haircuts and are constantly introducing new trends to classic gentlemen’s haircuts.

Here are some of the most common and popular gentlemen’s haircut trends:

15 Best Haircuts

Antoine Greizmann

Curls are back, which is great news for guys with naturally wavy hair. Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid rocks his free-flowing locks. Grow your curls to mid-length and apply a light mist of sea salt spray for a beachy finish to mimic the French player’s style.

You may need to use a curl-defining cream if you have frizzy hair.

Carlos Vela

The LAFC star makes the most of his naturally thick hair by adding volume to the crown. Combined with a side part, the result is a style that flatters his rectangular face shape. 

Apply pomade to the hair and comb it into place for a more formal look. Alternatively, for a more casual look, leave some pieces out.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a model for Armani and one of the world’s most famous soccer players. Combine a mid fade with a slick back to achieve his neat, masculine look.

While fades are one of the most famous men’s haircuts today, the slick back adds an old-school cool touch to this modern hairstyle.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović of A.C. Milan is one of the men who sport a neat man bun. During games, his classic man bun keeps his mid-length locks out of his face. At the same time, it makes him appear sophisticated and well-dressed.

Eden Hazard

His haircut, like his playing style, is all business. Because he wears short hair on the front, back, and sides, he always looks clean and professional and doesn’t have to spend time styling his hair.

This cut is a perennial favorite among men due to its flattering proportions and low maintenance.

Hector Bellerin

The bro flow is a carefree hairstyle that is cool and relaxed. The style is about embracing your natural hair texture and growing it without trying to tame it. The classic bro flow calls for your hair to be mid-length or longer.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappé occasionally sports the popular buzz cut. While buzz cuts can be the same length all over, pairing it with a high fade like Mbappé is a subtle and stylish option.

 You’ll need to trim your buzz cut frequently and visit the barber for regular line-ups to keep your hairline sharp. You can couple this look with an Irish beard or designer stubble.

Lionel Messi

The Argentinian forward elevates his classic mid-fade with white-blonde highlights. The lighter strands create a cool contrast with his naturally dark hair and add dimension and movement to his look. You can also copy the Lionel Messi beard style or some other celebrity beard.

David Beckham

David Beckham, the iconic soccer player, continues to inspire trends today. Becks has tried every hairstyle imaginable, from a buzz cut to a bro flow, but his favorite is the fade with a quiff. 

The cut complements his English gent-with-an-edge style perfectly. It also helps to lengthen his face and balance out his square jaw. He has also been spotted wearing fringe haircuts that looked equally good.

David Beckham

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Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli, the Italian soccer star, is an excellent example of how to rock the mohawk. His natural Afro-textured hair has volume, thickness, and shape built in, making it an ideal match for the straight-up center of a mohawk.

You may need extra-hold styling products and heat tools to achieve the same effect if you have straight hair.

Miquel Almiron

The type of fade and the direction of the crown hair distinguish Almiron’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s takes on the cut. Almiron, born in Paraguay, chooses a high fade over a mid fade. The star also looks good in baseball haircuts and whiteboy haircuts.


The drop fade, on the other hand, is one of the best styles of the Paris St Germain forward. The drop fade is simple and easy to make, but it retains some of the flairs Neymar displays in his other cuts. It also flatters his naturally curly afro-textured hair.

Philippe Coutinho

His hair is thicker because he combines the quiff with choppy pieces. Meanwhile, a subtle taper fade at the sides gives the hairstyle a modern, youthful feel.

Thorgan Hazard

Thorgan Hazard of Borussia Dortmund is the ideal model for the crew cut. The style, known as a graduated cut, involves leaving hair an inch or so longer on top than on the sides, which taper down.

Paul Pogba

The midfielder’s taper fade and super short afro make him ready for action. It has the same effect as the crew cut on straight hair. It also looks good on his rectangular face shape.

Paul Pogba

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How to Style and Maintain

Step 1 – Choosing the right hairstyle

Choose a hairstyle that matches your lifestyle and the shape of your head. You also need to consider the shape of your face when choosing any popular soccer player haircut.

Step 2 – Crucial styling tips

Always use good hair pomade to style your hair. You can also search for online tutorials to help with styling.

Step 3 – How to maintain

Clean your hair regularly with a good shampoo, condition it and style it with hair pomade, gel or cream.

Step 4 – Best haircare products

Research the best hair products for your hair type. You can talk to your hairstylist for guidance.


Which soccer player has the best haircut?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

How does soccer players’ hair stay in place?

Soccer players use quality hair products to maintain their hair.

Can you play soccer with long hair?

Yes, you can. You can always hold it up with a band if it becomes distracting.

Jay - Barber

About the author: Jay – Barber

Jay is one of the members of the Beardoholic writers team and NFL, celebrity barber. As a master barber with years of experience, Jay can make your beard look any way you envision. Jay’s specialty is black men’s hair and beard styles, but he also has deep knowledge on how to create a perfect neck and cheek line, short or long beard and virtually any beard and hair shape and style.

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