A heavy favorite in the "Best Mullet and Beard" category, the Brazilian maestro known for keeping a well-organized midfield and firing some stunning strikes from distance, definitely had a sweet beard. I am hoping he still has one in his later years.
What is this man? The French enigma always has something strange happening on his head. This is hardly the weirdest picture I found! Unfortunately votes for Djibril will not count, since I don't think he's human.
This, my friends, is the definition of a luscious beard. Hell, the stalwart Swede might even have to use conditioner on that baby after a rigorous shampooing. The experienced Olympiacos defender certainly has one of the best beards out there.
I know what you're thinking: this isn't Alexi Lalas, this is the frontman for Metallica. But no, rest assured, it's pure Lalas! The smooth-faced, argumentative, patriotic wind-bag we know today sported (as I'm sure you all know) some wild fiery facial hair in his heyday. Note: Lalas could have been omitted from this list because technically, he had a goatee, but I feel the hair to goatee to mutton chop ratio saved Alexi's grace on this list.
Daniele De Rossi
Il capitano futuro of Roma is a late bloomer in the beard game, but gaining some serious momentum. DDR has a solid beard, but what makes him a stellar candidate is his marauding and screaming nature. This amplifies the intensity of his beard, 1,000 fold. The Italian has taken a liking to his beard, so I'm sure we will be captivated by it for years to come.
Because of his wild hair and beard, Damiano Tommasi was by far one of the easiest players to identify without seeing a number or name in early 2000 FIFA's. That alone warrants this list. The Italy international and Roman kept his beautiful beard and unkempt locks throughout his career and he's calling for your vote.
The ever-reliable German defender was almost left off my list, due to his affinity to shave. But, I admire Metzelder's absolute imperative beard growth while playing on the world's stage with the German national team. I don't think I've ever seen him without a beard in the colors of Deutschland.
Best known for his brilliant solo goal for Scotland against Holland in the 1978 World Cup, Gimmell took the pitch with what appeared to be a fat lumberjacks beard. It looks like there should be food somewhere in that mess of hair! For some strange reason he reminds me of my Dad. Next contestant.
Please cast your vote out of the 11 listed and then suggest any player I missed! And get started on those winter beards for goodness sake.