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21 Male Athletes Who Rocked Some Serious Ponytails

1. Roger Federer

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Before Roger was starring in Gillette commercials, the Swiss tennis star sported the freshest ponytail on any tennis surface.

2. Tom Brady

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The Patriots quarterback sent New England fans into a frenzy when cameras caught him partying in Rio de Janeiro with this memorable hairstyle.

3. David Beckham

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Beckham has been a fashionable chameleon over the years as he sported every hairstyle known to man and some that weren’t known to man, such as this double ponytail.

4. Shaun White

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The flying tomato is known for his flowing red locks, but when it’s time to get off the half pipe and into a the spotlight, the extreme sports star pulls his hair back tight.

5. Tim Lincecum

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Even the two-time Cy Young-winning San Francisco Giants pitcher known for his unorthodox throwing motion and long dark hair needed to tame the mane into a slick pony for the cameras sometimes.

6. Brian Cushing

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Before the Texans linebacker was drafted into the NFL, won Rookie of the Year and had it revoked for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, he had a solid short pony.

7. Larry Fitzgerald

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Having long hair is a hazard on the offensive side of the football because your hair is considered part of your uniform and can be legally grabbed by defenders, but Fitzgerald doesn’t care because no one is catching him anyway.

8. Miguel Angel Jimenez

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Jimenez is known for one thing on the golf course: not giving a shit. So of course he sports a vicious ponytail that should not be fucked with.

9. Troy Polamalu

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Have you seen a Head and Shoulders commercial?

10. Triple-H

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WWE wrestlers love the ponytail.

11. Shawn Michaels

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Here’s Shawn Michaels’ ponytail gracing Kasey Kahne with its presence.

12. Roberto Baggio

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The Italian soccer star may have airmailed a penalty kick which could have won the Azzurri the 1994 World Cup, but his curly pony was flawless.

13. Clay Matthews

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The Packers middle linebacker’s ponytail strikes fear in the hearts of short-haired quarterbacks across the league.

14. Robert Swift

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Many analysts believe that the former Supersonics center never realized his talent. I tend to disagree.

15. Ronaldinho

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At one point he was considered the most dynamic and exciting players in the world, and he owed it all to the ponytail.

16. Latrell Sprewell

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When Sprewell wasn’t choking out coaches or bitching that his contract didn’t pay him enough to feed his children, he had his hair braided into pigtails. BECAUSE THAT’S HOW HE ROLLS.

17. Tony Meola

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The former team USA men’s soccer goalie once tried out for the New York Jets. He also utilized hair ties.

18. Lou Amundson

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Admit it! You didn’t know his name, but you damn sure knew that hair!

19. Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Zlatan is a headcase, but he’s arguably one of the most talented scorers we’ve seen. The hair adds to the flair.

20. Joakim Noah

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You love to hate him, because you LOVE that hair!

21. Nick Swisher

Yeah, um, well, what did you expect?

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