Top 10 footballer hair transplants from Rooney and Shaqiri to Klopp

Losing your hair is a pain for every man but luckily for footballers, they have enough disposable income to spend on a hair transplant.

Hair is important to a lot of people, and footballers can sometimes consider it as part of their 'brand'.

And some footballers have spent upwards of £30,000 trying to regain their luscious locks.

Superstars like Wayne Rooney and David Silva have altered their hairlines to varying degrees.

So Daily Star Sport looks at ten footballers who have gone under the knife for a hair transplant.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has never shied away from the fact he's had a hair transplant.

He tweeted: "Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I'm delighted with the result."

However, Rooney had to have the procedure topped up two years later, and when he appeared to be balding again after his return to Everton, experts were worried he might have run out of donor hairs.

Rooney is believed to have spent around £30,000 on the cosmetic procedure.

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David Silva

Manchester City's Spanish maestro shocked City fans when he reported for the 2018/19 pre-season sporting a shaved head.

City fans had spent the best part of the last decade watching the floppy-haired midfielder producing his mercurial talents at the Etihad.

When the 35-year-old's hair began to grow back, City fans noticed an apparently thicker look to his barnet.

However, Silva hasn't confirmed if he underwent a hair transplant.

Wesley Sneijder

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Wesley Sneijder has always sported a buzzcut, from when he was tearing apart Brazil at the 2010 World Cup, to his four-year spell at Galatasaray.

However, at the 2014 World Cup, Sneijder's hairline had visibly receded.

His hairline appeared to change overnight when he returned to duty with the Turkish side, leading to suspicions he had gone under the knife.

Sneijder has continued to sport a close crop, but fans claim his hairline is thicker and more visible.

Andros Townsend

Alongside Rooney, Andros Townsend is one of the most famous footballing examples.

Sitting on the bench for Tottenham in 2015, Townsend's hairline was visually going backwards, but fast forward to his time at Crystal Palace and his hairline had miraculously returned.

"LeBron might wanna holla at Andros Townsend’s plug because this is an unreal hairline Remontada," one fan joked on Twitter.

While he has never confirmed it, many fans are convinced about the transplant.

Antonio Conte

The former Chelsea boss has had not one, but three hair transplants.

As Antonio Conte's playing career was in its final days, so was Conte's hair.

He underwent two less-than successful transplants in his native Italy after retiring as a player.

Conte finally got the results he was hoping for when he jetted over to Canada for a final procedure that yielded the results he had hoped for.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool's boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed he had undergone a hair transplant in his native Germany in 2012.

It's hard to imagine Klopp without anything else but his current barnet, but when he appeared in front of reporters before Borussia Dortmund's clash with Cologne with short hair, they had a few questions.

“Have I cut it? You can see it," Klopp joked back when quizzed about it.

However, the German later confirmed he had a hair transplant: “Yes, it’s true. I underwent a hair transplant, and I think the results are really cool, don’t you?”

Xherdan Shaqiri

In September 2019, Jurgen Klopp declared that Shaqiri would be out of action for an undisclosed period with a 'calf injury'.

However, when the Swiss international returned to the field two months later he was sporting a completely new hairline.

According to the journalist Chris Williams, Shaqiri had undergone a hair transplant in that time.

It's rumoured he was left unable to head the ball while in training.

Leigh Griffiths

Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths recently shared a snap on his Instagram page with the caption "Transformation Thursday" alluding to his hairline.

“I’m reaping the rewards — on the pitch I’ve scored a lot more headers than I used to," he said after the surgery.

“And the biggest benefit is walking about the streets feeling confident about yourself.

"Getting a hair transplant seemed the only thing to get my confidence back."

Ashley Barnes

Burnley forward Ashley Barnes decided to get the procedure in 2017 after he grew sick of digs from teammates and seeing his 'hair island' on Match of the Day.

“You see a little island and you think, 'Woah, I didn’t think I was that bad,” he said.

“I thought something needs to be done."

David Beckham

When The Sun quizzed David Beckham's spokesman if Golden Balls had undergone the procedure they replied: “[It] was a matter of privacy whether it’s false or true."

Beckham's hair has been the subject of numerous headlines throughout the years.

There was the longhair, the buzzcut, the slick-back, and who could forget the cornrows.

But as Beckham's hair began to recede, it suddenly reappeared, sparking rumours he had gone under the knife.

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