When men were men and hairdressers were busy

September 25, 2008

Thomas Doll at the tennis

This one is too good to miss: Bild newspaper in Germany takes an affectionate look at the best Panini Bundersliga stickers down the years, and they’ve even translated the page into English.

There are some real classics from Germany’s hairiest decades, including some of the most ridiculous mullets, perms and handlebar moustaches you’ll ever see.

Follow the link to Bild and check out the image gallery at the bottom of the page for the Panini pictures themselves. My personal favourite is probably Mike Werner of Hansa Rostock, with his uebermullet, but there are plenty of good ones.

To get you in the mood, I’ve included here a pic of Thomas Doll in 1998, taken by Reuters photographer Christian Charisius at the Rothenbaum tennis club in Hamburg, following his move to HSV. That’s only 10 years old as well…


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The Oliver Kahn one on the link is fantastic. When did people ever think mullets looked good? It’s a bit like 60’s concrete block architecture. It can never look good.

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Business at the front, pleasure at the back, Mark…

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They are fantastic! Barry Venison of Newcastle United Southampton very much flew the mullet flag in the Premier League, but these guys are in a league of their own.

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If you look at the ever-trustworthy wikipedia, there are great names for the style all over the world. In Hungary, you would be sporting a Bundesliga; in France, a Coupe à la Waddle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullet_(hai rcut)#In_various_languages_and_cultures

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

Very nice haircuts. There is another funny German site dedicated to haircrimes. View the footballer section here: http://www.fiese-scheitel.de/NewFiles/ki cker.html

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Hi Gomez. I came across that site as I was looking for links and pix. Laughed myself stupid…

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hair cuts…

Nice! You are truly brilliant….

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