Suave and stylish, these players have a cult following on and off the pitch and are taking Indian football to wider audiences with their stylish haircuts.
We all like to copy our idols in the way they look, dress and act. A key part of this persona is their hairstyle. So, here are the top 10 best hairstyles in Indian football.
Known as the Cristiano Ronaldo of Indian football in terms of fashion, this man doesn’t lack style. Tall and handsome, his goals and haircuts always get him followers and with his cool look on and off the pitch is easy to understand why he’s such a rage in Indian football youth circles.
Like his defending, Jhingan lets his hair do the talking on and off the pitch. The Bengaluru FC defender carries his man-bun and beard in tandem and style. His rock-hard, macho looks with the well-kept long beard give him a stallion and fighting look, much similar to the role he plays on the pitch.
“When you are young, the possibilities are endless”. This line is practised by none other than Jayesh Rane, Aizawl FC’s I-league winning No.16. The Mumbai lad is never shy of experimenting with his hair and recently got the famous Justin Bieber long undercut and went a step ahead by getting a blonde cut. He’s easily among the most stylish Indian footballers, ever.
6 feet 4 inches tall, suave and smart, Gurpreet has everything a girl could die for. Calm and composed under the bar, the shot-stopper carries his teams as calmly as he carries a cool crew cut on his head. The Norway-based looks an absolute gentleman with his clean haircut and can make any girl go weak on her knees.
Mehta can be seen carrying a shade of Mohawk haircut and tops it up with a well-maintained beard. The Aizawl FC right-back is one of the toughest lads in Indian football currently and his macho looks are well complimented by his footballing heroics on the pitch for his teams Aizawl FC and Mumbai City FC.
The top-knot with a short beard, is what makes him a fashion rage.
Lesser known by his Indian name Neelkanth Khambholja, Arata Izumi, arguably, has one of the most complex hairstyles in Indian football but maintains it quite handsomely. He keeps it simple on the pitch and is often regarded as a fashion icon in Indian football. His stylish clean shave has made him the face of various magazine covers.
He is the youngest one to make our list. The young prodigy is one of the hottest prospects in Indian football and is currently in the India U-17 squad. He made the news when he scored against Brazil and off the pitch too he is a Neymar fan and carries his blonde spiky hairstyle.
The Bengaluru FC captain has dotted various hairstyle from having a bald look to fringe to carrying Mohawk but his best haircut is considered to be the bald/Skin fade with a clean shave.
The Delhi Dynamos defender keeps it simple and classy with a sweep back high fade haircut.
NOTE: Photographs and stylings done by Prathamesh HairMonster Sawant.