Pies Classics Remastered: Top 10 Shameful Football Ponytails

Chris Wright

18th, February 2019


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You know what they say about ponytails, don’t you? That there’s a potential danger to society lurking under every one.

In honour of the great Roberto Baggio turning 51 today, Pies thought we’d rework our list of football’s 10 most shameful Codinos…

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Tony Meola

Burly USA goalkeeper of the early 1990s who traded in a horrendous mullet for the one uglier hairstyle available to him.

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Julian Speroni

Fairly sure this is the same guy who was playing guitar outside Madonna’s window in the ‘La Isla Bonita’ video.

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Andriy Vorinin

In a Ukraine side that boasted Anatoly Timoschuk, it’s perhaps enviable that Voronin still boasted far and away the worst hair of the lot.

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David Seaman

We sometimes forget just how long Seamo let his hair grow. You can almost hear the swishing (and faint chuckling) from here.

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Martin Demichelis

One word: grotty.

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Harry Kewell

100% Bogan. Always pockets ya loiter.

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Paul Gascoigne

When it Rome, dress as the 1980s professional wrestlers from the Southern State territories do.

Jose Manuel Pinto

Technically a braid, but that doesn’t prevent Pinto from looking like a posh dressage horse.

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Dado Prso

Looks like the lead singer of an ear-splitting Croatian death metal band called ‘Caustic Slaughter’ or something similar.

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Domagoj Vida

Much be something in the water down Zagreb way.

Like a boiled egg with a hula skirt.

Head this way for the original post from way back in 2009

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  1. Hank Moody says:

    Tony Meola, Seaman and R. Baggio had great fucking ponytails. You’re trippin’ here, dude.

  2. Fer says:

    Completely agree with you on Harry Kewell and Gazza, but I have to speak up for David Seaman’s trademark ponytail and mustache, the universe wouldn’t be the same without them!

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