Daniel Johnson



Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The Salon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the inaugural Salon d'Or for the best hairstyle in football after taking a huge 32.7 per cent of the vote.

The Real Madrid star was picked by nearly a third of Goal readers for his stylish shaved sides and comb-over look.

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo was a distant second. His retro long hair and beard combination took 9.4% of the vote.

Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar was third with 7.9% for his spiky, dyed mop.

You can see the full results breakdown and revisit the hairstyles in the Salon d'Or 2014 gallery.

The original 20-player long-list was compiled by international hair stylist Daniel Johnson, who cuts the hair of many football stars, including Liverpool's Mario Balotelli – who came sixth with 7% of the vote – and Ronaldo's team-mate Gareth Bale.

"Ronaldo deserves this victory," Daniel told Goal. "He wears his hair like the badge on his shirt – with serious pride.

"What's great about Ronaldo's hairstyle is that it suits difference face shapes – and the shape of the face is vital.

"I think that will have been a factor in the voting – it's the haircut fans are most likely to get. For example, Gareth Bale asked me for a similar cut, and that became massive among fans, with 1.6 million asking barbers for the style after he joined Real Madrid."

At total of 37,458 Goal users voted for the 2014 Salon d'Or.

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