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15 Extremely Questionable Haircuts From The 1997 Premier League Sticker Album

15 Extremely Questionable Haircuts From The 1997 Premier League Sticker Album
By Mikey Traynor Updated

The 90's were a truly unique time. Popstars were clad head to toe in denim, weekend morning cartoons were at their absolute peak, and kids in the UK and Ireland were utterly obsessed with collecting stickers of their Premier League heroes.

The Merlin Premier League sticker albums were a constant source of joy for those who invested their time and their parents' money in a pursuit to complete them, and because we loved them so much, it's fun to look back now and poke fun at the things we thought were perfectly normal back then.

We are absolutely sure that in 20 or so years time people will look back at some of the haircuts from today's Premier League footballers and laugh, so that fully justifies our wish to do exactly that right now to the class of 1997.

Here are 15 extremely questionable haircuts from the 1997 Premier League sticker album.

Arsene Wenger

Feathered and flowing, Arsene was definitely using his 'Wash N Go' back in 1997, as you could easily house a small family of robins in that luxurious bed of hair. Clearly he didn't like small talk with his barber.

John Hartson

John Hartson was a no nonsense, traditional centre forward who was much easier to take seriously once he shaved his head and protected us from the absolute horror show that was this ill-advised middle-parting.

Richard Shaw

Shaw's mini-dreads were a popular haircut in the 90's. We don't know why. Awful.


Ron Willems

Jaysus! A shocking abuse of hair-gel in what must be one of the most unflattering footballer portraits ever.

Kasey Keller

American goaltender Kasey Keller was so down to Earth that despite being a Premier League star, he still let his mother cut his hair with a bowl. Top man.

Jamie Lawrence

Cross a bag of spiders with a pineapple and what do you get? The haircut of a Leicester City striker in the late 90's.


Scott Taylor

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? The peroxide job was very popular in Romania at the time too.

Karel Poborsky

Manchester United's Euro 96 flop opted for the caveman look, and you have to say it worked out for him as he is actually remembered today, mostly for his barnet.

Jordi Cruyff

Admittedly the photoshop job made this worse than it was, but this son of a legend clearly just left his hair-care in the hands of the wind.



Middlesbrough were able to tempt big names to the Riverside in the 90's, such as Juninho, Fabrizio Ravanelli, and Rick James.

Paul McGregor

We have a winner! The absolute worst of the bunch. This haircut was so bad that Nottingham Forest were relegated as a direct result of it.

Michael Gray

What the hell was going on with Michael Gray's hair on sticker picture day? He almost looks like a Roman emperor, but in a Sunderland jersey. Look at his face, even he knows how bad it is.


Gerry Francis

We had to include the undisputed King of questionable Premier League haircuts.

Ian Walker

The 90's simply would not be the same without Ian Walker. This was him at his absolute best, or worst, depending on how you see it.

Stuart Nethercott

Great name, utterly awful hair.

See also: 15 Infuriatingly Common Premier League Stickers That Sat In Everybody’s “Swaps” Pile
See also: QUIZ: Can You Identify These Footballers From Their Premier League Stickers?
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