The best soccer player haircuts must meet two criteria. They have to be really cool, modern, and fresh, yet remain practical enough so as not to encumber the players on the field. Most of their hairstyles on this list check off on both accounts. That’s why they are considered the best and millions of men across the world copy them. Here are the hottest football (or soccer) players of the moment and their amazing haircuts!
1. The Cristiano Ronaldo Haircut
Of course, we had to start this list of the best football player haircuts with, who else, the best football player. Cristiano Ronaldo has been dominating the world of football for many years now and is also a very handsome athlete. Over the course of his career, he’s had numerous hairstyles, but this one is his trademark.
2. The Lionel Messi Haircut
The second on everyone’s list in terms of talent and fame is none other than Lionel Messi. He’s been through quite some style changes before finally settling on this dad beard and comb over combination.
3. Neymar Soccer Player Haircuts
Neymar was immediately turned into a meme the moment he walked out with this haircut. Most people compared it to a bowl of ramen noodles and urged this handsome and talented athlete to change it.
4. The Luka Modric Hairstyle
Luka Modric shot to international fame after his amazing streak at the 2018 World Cup. Men all over began copying his hairstyle as well, which consists of a medium-length cut with a middle part and side bangs.
5. Mohamed Salah’s Natural Afro Hairstyle
Mohamed Salah proudly displays his naturally curly hair with a medium hairstyle which he has paired with a short beard. It’s a fun way to wear your hair if it’s similar to his, and it requires very little maintenance.
6. Kevin de Bruyne’s Signature Hairstyle
This Belgian midfielder plays for Manchester City in England. He has naturally blonde hair which he loves to spike up using lots of hair wax seeing as it’s so thick. It’s a wonderful solution if, like him, you too have thick hair.
7. Toni Kroos Haircut
As evidenced by his shirt, Toni Kroos plays for Spanish soccer club Real Madrid as a midfielder. He also plays on the German national team on the same position and has a brother who is also a football player.
8. N’Golo Kante Bald Hairstyle
N’Golo Kante is the defensive midfielder of the English soccer club Chelsea and he doesn’t play around, pun intended. He shaved his head completely and went for a fierce, warrior look that serves him both on and off the pitch.
9. Paulo Dybala Slick Haircut
At the opposing end of the spectrum is Italian football club Juventus’ forward Paulo Dybala. He has a beautiful and slick haircut as well as a nickname to match. ‘La Joya’ means ‘the jewel’ and he gets called like this thanks to his talent and very creative way of playing the game.
10. Harry Kane’s Wavy Hairstyle
And we’re back in England for a quick visit at the Tottenham Hotspur soccer club to see Harry Kane and his wonderful short, wavy haircut. He is displaying the beginning of a receding hairline but is handling it graciously so far.
11. Antoine Griezmann’s Medium Wavy Hair
There is no doubt that Antoine Griezmann probably has more lady fans than he has male ones. He is one of the most handsome soccer players in the world with medium wavy hair, a perfect smile, and a chiseled face.
12. Luis Suarez Hairstyle
Luis Suarez keeps it nice and short for his dark and curly hair with a little disconnect going on in the back and on the sides. His beard is connected to his haircut through a pair of very long sideburns.
13. Sergio Aguero’s Faux Hawk
Here’s another beautiful undercut as worn by the talented Sergio Aguero. In fact, the high undercut makes his long top look like a bit of a faux hawk, which is very on-trend right now (in case you want to copy it).
14. Kylian Mbappe’s Waves Haircut
Here’s Kylian Mbappe, a forward for the French national team, celebrating after he scored the opening goal in the match between Peru and France In Group C of the 2018 World Cup that took place in Russia.
15. Robert Lewandowski’s Signature Haircut
Robert Lewandowski is the captain of Poland’s national football team. He also plays for Bayern Munich as a striker. He’s partial to short haircuts with a longer set of bangs in the front which he styles into spikes.
16. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Hairstyle
He is one of the most famous soccer players in the world thanks to his status as the goalkeeper for Barcelona. He wears his natural blonde hair with a disconnect and a long top that has been swept to one side.
17. Eden Hazard Buzz Cut
He may just go for simple buzz cuts, but Eden Hazard has one of the coolest names in the biz. He is Belgian by birth and used to play for Chelsea where his amazing talents at dribbling the ball and controlling it up close got him the recognition he deserves. In case you didn’t know, Eden Hazard also fulfilled his childhood dream as he signed with Real Madrid!
18. Andres Iniesta Hairstyle
Iniesta once famously said that he wishes he could be immortal so that he could keep playing for Barcelona. That’s where he spent most of his career and even was captain for three seasons. However, now he plays for Vissel Kobe, a club in Japan.
19. David de Gea Undercut Hairstyle
David de Gea is Manchester United’s goalkeeper and another favorite of the ladies. His gorgeous undercut with a gelled top elongates his slim face and makes him very attractive, indeed.
20. Sergio Ramos Soccer Player Haircuts
He is without a doubt one of the most famous football players in the world and, possibly, one of the most famous in the history of the game. Sergio Ramos now plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, being a captain for both.
21. Paul Pogba’s Creative Hair Designs
Paul Pogba has one of the most interesting hairstyles on our list of soccer player haircuts. He opted for a platinum blonde short style with geometrical hair designs on both sides that make him look badass and cool.
22. Dries Mertens Hairstyle
Here’s a picture of one of our beloved soccer players off the pitch, dressed in an elegant forest green suit with a matching bowtie and brown, wooden sunglasses. He looks amazing, almost like a supermodel.
23. Marcelo’s Signature Afro Hairstyle
We can describe Marcelo’s haircut as a natural, overgrown afro. The great thing about it is that you won’t have to visit your hairdresser for a long time between haircuts because you won’t need to!
24. Christian Eriksen Hairstyle
Here is Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen scoring a goal in the qualifying match between Ireland and Denmark, in the second leg for the 2018 World Cup. It happened at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, in 2017.
25. David Silva Hairstyles
David Silva is one of the few football players on our list who sports bangs. We don’t blame him because he looks absolutely amazing. Not to mention that this requires very little product and styling.
26. The Phillippe Coutinho Comb Over Part
Another good guy haircut comes our way courtesy of Phillippe Coutinho, a Brazilian who now plays as a midfielder for Barcelona. His hair is parted on one side and combed over, a perfect hairstyle if you’re going to meet the parents.
27. The Gabriel Jesus Undercut Hairstyle
Another Brazilian on our list of soccer player haircuts is Gabriel Jesus who just loves this undercut. He has paired it with a goatee which is very on-trend right now, so we suggest you give it a go as well!
28. Edinson Cavani’s Signature Hairstyle
What do you do when you have this amazing bone structure as well as gorgeous curly hair? You make good use of both of them, of course! Edinson Cavani grew out his curls to shoulder-length, and now he looks like a male model.
29. Dele Alli Hairstyle
Even though we’re here to talk about football player haircuts, we need to mention the craze Dele Alli started on the internet – the so-called Dele Alli challenge. You can see it pictured here as the hand gesture over one eye.
30. Timo Werner Hairstyle
Timo Werner’s blonde hair is accompanied by a gentle stubble of the same color. He loves old-fashioned spikes and a nice comb over that makes him look like a gentleman even on the pitch where he usually acts as a fighter.
31. Isco Hairstyle
Isco’s actual name is Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez, and he plays as an attacking midfielder for the Spanish national team as well as Real Madrid. At this moment in time, he is considered to be one of the best players in his position in the world.
32. The Emil Forsberg
Emil has naturally dirty blonde hair which he likes to wear in a medium to short haircut, very messy and layered. It gives him a careless air as does his naturally blonde beard. He also has green eyes.
33. Thibaut Courtois Haircut
He’s a goalkeeper for the Real Madrid football club and definitely one to watch. Not just for his skills on the pitch but also because he makes very good choices when it comes to styling his hair.
34. Gonzalo Higuain’s Short Hairstyle
Sometimes, less really is more, as proved by Milan’s striker, the Argentinian Gonzalo Higuain. He always goes for a very simple and short haircut accompanied by a bushy beard, but somehow manages to look like James Bond. His haircut is a great example for balding men.
35. Ivan Rakitic Undercut Hairstyle
Here’s the Croatian Ivan Rakitic photographed during the match between Argentina and Croatia in Group D of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, played at the Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium on June 21st, 2018.
36. Sergio Busquets Haircut
Sergio Busquets plays for Barcelona, and he was shot here in mid-play as his team was facing Juventus on the latter’s stadium in a UEFA Champion’s League Group D match on November 22nd, 2017 in Turin, Italy.
37. Mesut Ozil’s Quiff
This soccer player belongs to the Premier League club Arsenal and has a very interesting haircut. He loves the quiff in the front and the disconnect on the sides and in the back for which he uses copious amounts of hair wax.
38. Gerard Pique Hairstyle
Pique plays for Barcelona and is currently as known worldwide for his skills on the pitch and football career as he is for his relationship with pop star Shakira. The two have been together since 2011.
39. Sadio Mane Creative Mohawk Design
This Liverpool player is the proud owner of one of the most interesting and edgy haircuts on our list. He sports a modern take on the mohawk complete with a blonde stripe on the side that makes it even more fabulous.
40. Radamel Falcao’s Short Fade Long Top
Here’s a modern haircut that you may have seen a lot of in the past few seasons. This is a short fade with a long top that has been combed over. Radamel Falcao has also used a lot of hair gel to keep it in place.
41. Keylor Navas Hairstyle
This is, probably, the most badass picture we’ve listed so far. Keylor Navas casually poses in a white T-shirt and black sunglasses as a helicopter takes off behind him, making him look like he should be in a Michael Bay movie.
42. James Rodriguez Disconnected Haircut
Currently on loan from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, this Colombian soccer player looks cool no matter what he does. His disconnected haircut and high, layered top are very much on-trend right now.
43. Joshua Kimmich Hairstyle
Another Bayern Munich player and another natural blonde on our list of trendy soccer player haircuts is the very young Joshua Kimmich. He also plays for the German national team as a right back.
44. Romelu Lukaku Short Haircut
Of Belgian origin, Romelu Lukaku now plays as a striker for the English football club Manchester United as well as his national team. He is also known as one of the most expensive Association Football transfers, being worth close to $100 million.
45. Son-Heung-Min Hairstyle
This South Korean player can be both a forward or a winger for the Tottenham Hotspur Premier League soccer club. He’s also the captain of the national team of South Korea and is considered to be a very valuable player.
46. Mats Hummels’s Classic Haircut
Mats Hummels is one of the most handsome soccer players in the world. He has curly brown hair which he wears in a shaggy and floppy haircut, paired with a beautiful, short beard. It’s super easy to copy his style.
47. Bernardo Silva Hairstyle
Portuguese player Bernardo Silva is now a midfielder for Manchester City as well as for his national team. He was schooled at Benfica’s youth academy as made his way to the top thanks to his skills.
48. Mario Mandzukic Haircut
Mario Mandžukić plays for the Italian football club Juventus. He is an amazing goal scorer but also has defensive qualities and aerial power. He has short brown hair which he loves to put up in spikes using hair wax.
49. Samuel Umtiti Hairstyle
Here’s an interesting fact about Samuel Umtiti. In his very first year, when he was playing for Lyon, he won both the Trophee des Champions and the Coupe de France. Since then, he has moved on to play for Barcelona.
50. Igor Akinfeev Haircut
Igor Akinfeev has the beginning of a receding hairline on both sides of his head. But he is handling it graciously with the help of a short haircut with some spikes that mimic a faux hawk running down the middle.
51. The Mattéo Guendouzi Coiled Mane
The (current) Arsenal midfielder looks like he came right out of a medieval battle with that gorgeous coiled hair mane! Impressive would be an understatement here!
52. Hector Bellerin’s Sleek Fashion Locks
Nothing’s more impressive than naturally gorgeous hair and Hector Bellerin, currently at Arsenal, proves that point! Letting his hair down is probably his best decision ever. Well, besides going into football!
53. Aubameyang’s Crazy Tribal Side-Pattern
It’s clear that soccer players have a knack for the wackiest of dos and it’s probably Aubameyang’s goal to keep that trend going. That tribal pattern is simply fire and can’t miss from a list of the trendiest football player hairstyles.
54. Hakim Ziyech Hairstyle
The revelation of the 2019 season, Hakim Ziyech scored tons of goals for Ajax and helped eliminate Real Madrid. Not only that, but he’s got one of the coolest fades with an asymmetrical part and scruff.
55. Arturo Vidal Soccer Player Haircuts
Still struggling to find his place at Barca, Vidal is undoubtedly one of the best players in their starting team, but might not last long at the Catalonian football team. Still – his wacky designer mohawk is the stuff of many legends.
56. Olivier Giroud Hairstyle
A dash of impeccable style on this list, Olivier Giroud, will always improve any top he’s on – whether we’re talking about the top scorers in the Europa League or the top hairstyles in football. And of course he’s got style – he’s French!
57. Stephan El Shaarawy Hairstyle
Probably one of the most controversial looks on this list, El Shaarawy comes in last with this weird fringe with a diagonal, asymmetrical part. But when it comes to football, you can’t deny he’s keeping Roma afloat in the Serie A now that he’s back.
We have come a long way since the days of David Beckham and his amazing style and are proud to say that today’s soccer players can truly hold their own. Modern soccer player haircuts are cool, fresh, trendy, and fashionable as ever and are sported by some of the best athletes in the world. Let us know in the comment section below which (or who) is your favorite!
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Martin is a hairstylist and makeup artist, with a passion for art, interior design, and traveling. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and loves meeting new people. Martin enjoys assisting his clients with their various needs and is looking forward to running his own business. When he is not busy building on his career, Martin finds pleasure in spending time with family, going out for a run, and inviting friends over for dinner, boardgames, and a movie.