The Best Facial Hair in Sports History

There is nothing quite like a good beard or mustache. While hipsters everywhere are sporting one nowadays, athletes have been rocking fantastic facial fuzz for decades. Here are five players with some of the best facial hair in sports history.

1. Hulk Hogan

(source: indiatimes.com)

(source: indiatimes.com)


Out of all the wrestlers in WWE history, it is hard to argue that any have been more famous, popular or iconic than Hulk Hogan. He was a staple throughout the 80s and 90s on television sets all over the world. And while his persona and ring presence were great, it is arguable that his most memorable feature is his long, full and blonde horseshoe mustache. This thing is simply fantastic and only a guy as colorful and animated as Hulk Hogan could pull it off.

2. Brett Keisel

(source: timesonline.com)

(source: timesonline.com)

In the NFL, it can sometimes be hard to tell who has facial hair and who doesn’t. After all, players wear helmets 95% of the time we see them, so facial hair can be tough to spot. Well, unless you’re Brett Keisel. This is because Keisel’s ginormous beard actually sticks out far under his helmet and you can see him from a mile away. His beard is extremely impressive and is one that would take me years and years to grow.

3. Lanny McDonald

(source: theprovince.com)

(source: theprovince.com)

Now if I didn’t know any better, I would think McDonald just took the bristles off a push broom and glued them to his upper lip. His mustache is as bushy as they come and he rocked his look for the majority of his career. And while his sweet stache is what everyone remembers him for, he was actually a very solid player throughout his career and is the owner of a Stanley Cup ring, when he led the Flames to the championship.

4. Brian Wilson

(source: cbc.ca)

(source: cbc.ca)

Now if you were to construct a perfect beard, it wold look an awful lot like Brian Wilson’s. Not only is it perfectly shaped and ungodly long, but it looks as if it would be about as soft as the rounded cloud in the sky. Not to mention the jet black color makes it even more bad ass. It was a sad day for us all when he decided to shave it off. But don’t worry, if he can even grow one like that in the first place, he can definitely do it again.

5. Rollie Fingers

(source: rfingers34.com)

(source: rfingers34.com)

In my humble opinion, this man has the absolute best facial hair in sports, bar none. Rollie Fingers was an MLB pitcher for a number of teams and has an impressive list of accolades and accomplishments. He was an MVP, Cy Young winner, 8 time all-star and a man who won three World Series titles. But despite all of this success on the field, he is best known amongst most sports fans for that perfectly waxed handlebar mustache. Fingers also knows his brand, and has continued to sport the mustache into retirement and into his 60s.

 



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