The Euro Cup 2016 isn't just about amazing goals, assists and penalty kicks. Like many other sports, soccer has a very strong social element to it as well, putting it's players constantly under the spotlight. As soccer players do their best to shine and stand out, their haircuts follow suit. If you were wondering, these haircuts actually have names. My favorite - the Gumby.
For soccer players, though, looking fly is more than just peacocking; it’s a rational economic response. In a 2012 paper titled “Talent and/or Popularity: What Does It Take to Be a Superstar?,” economists Egon Franck and Stephan Nüesch found “clear evidence that both a player’s talent and his nonperformance-related popularity increase his market value.”