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The hairvolution of David R. Beckham in 14 photos

He’s retiring from football, what better time to examine his hairstory? You’ve probably forgotten half of them.

WELL, DAVID BECKHAM is retiring.  We all knew this day had to come sometime, so I suppose we’d better just accept it.

It really is going to be a shame though, not seeing him on the pitch.

We’ll still see him around, tg, but it is a momentous time.  A time which we’d like to mark by celebrating all the hairstyles of David Beckham’s career.

1989, The Spike

Becks was signing his schoolboy papers for Manchester United in the photo, on his 14th birthday.

All together now…AAAAAAAAAAH…


1996, Curtains: The Prologue

You can see the curtains on the horizon in this image, but they haven’t quite arrived.

Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

1998, Curtains

There they are, looking lank and greasy as he announces his engagement.

John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

1998, Wet Look

Wet look highlights were a key Becks look in the late 90s.  He is to blame for many a teenage girl’s hand getting stuck in her boyfriends hair during a romantic moment.

Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

2000, Thug Life

Here is is giving his best thug during the Euro 2000 match between England and Portugal.  He’s actually making that rude gesture at England fans, would you believe.

But he looks great, doesn’t he?

Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

2001, The Mohawk

Everyone wants a pointy head, right?

David Beckham mohican /EMPICS Entertainment

2002, The Fauxhawk

Everyone still wants a pointy head, right?

Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Archive/Press Association Images

2003, The Low Pony

It’s a romantic look, one he embraced the day he received his OBE from the queen.

Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

2003, The High Pony

For lighter, more fun occasions, like receiving his first Real Madrid jersey.

Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport

2003, Cornrows

He refers to this now as his biggest fashion faux pas to date, saying he must have been drunk when he decided they were a good idea.

Admittance is the first step, Becksy.

Africa Visuals/Africa Visuals/Press Association Images

2004, Long and Lank

It’s just not a good look, is it?

Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

2005, Mulletesque

This is a bit mullety, but a move away from bright blonde, representing his desire to be taken more seriously.

(We made that up.  We have no idea why he moved away from blonde but we reckon it was a good idea.)

ELIZABETH DALZIEL/AP/Press Association Images

2006, The Spike Mark 2

Taking it back to the old school, Becks employed a loose quiff for a while.

Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

2012, All Business

Does anyone age better than this man?  Perhaps not.

Jae C. Hong/AP/Press Association Images

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