Legendary Haircut of the Week: Rudi Voller

The Hair:

A cascade of the finest permed mullet imaginable.

Goes head-to-head with Kevin Keegan for the most deluxe example of the genre, and probably wins when you factor in the presence of that moustache.


The Player:
A German international legend with a superlative strike rate of 47 goals in 90 caps.

His club career highlights include finishing a season as the Bundesliga’s top scorer whilst at Werder Bremen, winning the Italian Cup with A.S. Roma (where he earned the nickname The Flying German), and winning the Champions League with Olympique Marseille. Yes, he played through an era when French teams could be decent.

Famously, his hair attracted the disdain of Frank Rijkaard in a match at the 1990 World Cup. After a little falling out on the pitch, Rijkaard gobbed in Voller’s hair after fouling him and giving away a free kick, and then gobbed in it again as the pair were leaving the pitch after being sent off. Rumour has it he treated Voller’s perm to a third phlegming on the touchline as well.

After finishing his playing career at Bayer Leverkusen, he moved into coaching at the same club. He later took charge of Germany, without a coaching licence, and led them to the 2002 World Cup final, before quitting after a first-round exit at Euro 2004.

Voller v Rijkaard:

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