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Monday, 2 October, 2000, 15:34 GMT 16:34 UK
Keegan's the hair apparent
Kevin Keegan
Keegan (centre) is congratulated on his new hairstyle
England boss Kevin Keegan has scored one major triumph in the build-up to the crunch World Cup qualifier against Germany at Wembley.

Keegan has won the Budweiser award for the "most ridiculous hairstyle" following a poll of 8,500 fans from across the United Kingdom.

The famous bubble perm of the past attracted 32 per cent of the vote, defeating Chris Waddle's eighties mullet cut, Bobby Charlton's comb-over and Roberto Baggio's rat-tail.

Keegan's perm was a trail blazer, although former Spurs star Ralph Coates must also have picked up a few votes for taking the Charlton comb-over and transforming it into a sub-hippie hairstyle in the early seventies.

Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman's pony-tail has not been well-received by the coiffeur critics - while Everton's Portugal international Abel Xavier is attempting to grow out the dyed golden locks and beard that graced Euro 2000.

Hair today and gone tomorrow

Former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee was less than affectionately greeted by his own fans with chants of "he's got a pineapple on his head" when he played at The City Ground.

Colombia star Carlos Valderrama was another trend-setter with his shocking blond perm.

And former QPR star Rodney Marsh has opted for the minimalist approach after having his head shaved following his failed prediction that Bradford City would be relegated last season.

For Marsh at least, it was a clear case of hair today and gone tomorrow. But Keegan was the winner by a hair's breadth, and he will be hoping the verdict will be a good omen for when he comes face to face with "Herr" Voller of Germany at Wembley on Saturday.

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