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17 Glorious German National Team Hairstyles For Every Occasion

Germany is nearly always a favorite to win the World Cup, but did you know that the team's hair game is nearly as good? Check out some of the best 'dos on players since 1954.

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Helmut Rahn

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Helmut rocked the headband before it was cool. Also, Rahn is the ULTIMATE World Cup hero; he scored the winning goal in '54 that everyone (literally everyone) in Germany has seen.

Sepp Maier

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Sepp, who was nicknamed the "Cat of Anzing" for reasons we cannot fathom, perfected the fluffy, bouncy haired look. Every time he blocked a goal, it took a few minutes for his hair to spring back in place. Maier was widely recognized as the best goalkeeper of his time, and he played for probably the best team Germany has ever seen, the '74 World Cup squad.

Wolfgang Overath

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"Beauty and the Beast," anyone? This 1974 World Cup hero might look a bit wild and scary with his hair-do, but underneath Wolfgang has a golden heart and is widely known for his charity work - earning him the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Jürgen Grabowski

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With a moustache like that, Jürgen belongs as an extra on "Magnum, P.I.," instead of on a soccer pitch. Still, after scoring five goals for the National Team, the moustache has certainly earned its keep!

Franz Beckenbauer

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Beckenbauer was the McDreamy of the 1974 team. Not only is he one of the best players of all time and coach of the '90 World Cup squad, he was the first one to score big advertisement deals, causing one of his teammates to call him a "Suppenkasper" (meaning laughing stock) for his wooden appearance in a soup ad.

Gerd Müller

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Nicknamed "the Nation's Bomber" or, less nicely, "short fat Müller", this '74 World Cup hero wasn't only the best goalscorer of his time, he also perfected the mustache/side-part hair-do combo.

Paul Breitner

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Paul's mutton chops plus afro certainly make for an interesting combination but must have called for some serious courage even in 1974 - an era known for its eccentric hairstyles. Some of the more conservative critics even came to calling him a "baboon look-alike".

Günther Netzer

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He gets a 10 out of 10 for consistency, since Netzer rocks this style to this day. This '74 hero, who's now almost more known for his legendary outbursts as a soccer commentator than his World Cup exploits, certainly stuck to his winning hairstyle.

Jürgen Klinsmann

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Recognize this guy? Before Jürgen came to the US to fulfill his American Dream in leading the American National Soccer Team into this year's World Cup, he won the World Cup '90 for Germany and with his pretty Farrah Fawcett hairstyle. Perfect feathering technique, Jürgen. He traded his long locks for a cropped look when he coached the German National Team in the 2006 World Cup.

Rudi Völler

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The perm and Rudi Völler go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like Jürgen Klinsmann, this guy helped stear the 1990 World Cup team to victory before becoming a coach for the German national squad in the late 1990's.

Joachim Löw

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Jogi perpetually looks like he just walked out of a postcard from the Hamptons. His windswept locks compliment his masterfully tied sweater perfectly. Oh, Jogi. Let's hope your mastery extends to coaching the 2014 team to victory!

Marco Reus

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How does it stay like that?! It must take hours for Reus to set up this 'do every morning. Hopefully he had enough time left over to train this year, seeing as it is his first apearance in the World Cup. We will be cheering for you and that hair, Marco!

Erik Durm

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Justin Bieber?!? Durm is the baby face of the National Team, though he is not actualyl the youngest. This is his first World Cup appearance, and probably the cause for the surge in the 13-year-old female soccer fans in Germany.

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