The title of Sammy Drechsel's book "elf Freunde musst ihr sein" (eleven friends you must be) was contradicted by Sepp Herberger, the legendary first national team coach after the Second World War. He said that you can't love all your colleagues. Although to today's football teams, the Herberger squad still appeared like a clique. All wearing the same jersey and looking very much alike.
At that time, no attention was paid to their hairstyles, the main thing was practical and neat. At that time it was all about hard tackles, spectacular dribblings, dream passes and goals from the assembly line. Famous footballers, between cult and sportWith the above talents, of course, you are still considered a good footballer today. But to become a real superstar like Ronaldo or David Beckham, you need something more.
You have to present yourself as an unmistakable brand. That means standing out through external distinctiveness. This includes individual tattoos as well as special shoes and a hairstyle that makes the athlete stand out from the team of his similar teammates. Of course, other sports also pay attention to hairstyles and female athletes in particular do a lot for their appearance, but football is the magnet around which so much revolves.
You can find out more at: David Beckham and the topic of men's hairstyles.The secret to extravagant footballer hairstylesThe hairstyle has become the most prominent trademark among today's professional footballers. Because there are not too many options to differentiate themselves from the other professionals who are also kicking well. Because to be a brand, kicking alone is no longer enough. It also requires a unique haircut or an extravagant hair color.
Sometimes one suspects that the look has become more important to the athletes than the sport itself. But professional footballers are the modern gladiators of our time, constantly exposed to the public gaze and wanting to stand for something. What has changed with David Beckham? Beckham is more or less the role model for today's generation of players, who have opened all doors in terms of style. Beckham has therefore rightly become a fashion icon.
He has always been courageous, even when it comes to his hairstyles, constantly trying out new things and reinventing himself. He never let himself be tied down to a certain look. Today Beckham hardly makes a fashion misstep, but in his playing days he was also known for his often ghastly hairstyles. Just think of his braids, which also earned him ridicule.
So he tried everything in hairstyles, from mohawks, hair quiffs, bleached hair tips to a military look. Even if some hairstyles were silly, they still delighted his fans and made them want to emulate his style. Younger men, in particular, keep turning up at hairdressers to have one or two sportsman hairstyles recreated.World Cup 2021 and the military cutIt's already clear from the first games in Russia that the military cut is the hairstyle trend among players. A look that is now increasingly seen on the streets.