The Bottle Blond XI

Ollie Irish

17th, August 2007

It would have been too easy to go for the entire Romanian 1998 World Cup squad, so here is Pies blond bombshell collective.
Santiago Canizares
He’s daft as a brush but Canizares gets the nod for the Bottle Blond XI. Impressive for Spain and Valencia over the years, Santi went peroxide circa 2002. We’ll put it down to a mid-life crisis.

Dan Petrescu
Mulder-a-like Petrescu is here representing the Romania squad at the 1998 World Cup who all bleached their hair to celebrate qualifying from the group stage.
Abel Xavier
Becks’ LA Galaxy team-mate just loves the bottle blond King Neptune look, and he did long before the drugs ban so we don’t know what his excuse is.
Sami Hyypia
He is Scandinavian. He shouldn’t need to dye his hair, but he does. And he’s proud of it (see the advert above).
Stuart Peace
The England under 21 boss might be nicknamed Psycho, but here he is looking like the lovechild of a Backstreet Boy and a scarecrow.
Barry Venison
Full-back turned TV pundit or Wham tribute band member? You decide.
David Beckham
Plenty of examples over the years, starting with the boyband curtains but fresh in our memory is the Annie Lennox phase of a few months back.
Neil Lennon
Is being ginger a valid excuse for hitting the bottle? While you debate that, consider the plight of poor Neil Lennon. He used so much peroxide in his Leicester days that his now balding and ginger.
Junichi Inamoto
Our Japanese team-member. Hopeless in the Premier League, outstanding at the 2002 World Cup. There was still no need for the blond barnet though.
Alan Smith
We wish we could lay claim to coining the nickname Emmerdale Eminem, but sadly The Fiver have been calling him that for years.
Djibril Cisse
Took a leaf out of Abel Xavier’s book with his crazy blond hairdo and beard.

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