Posted on November 1, 2013
Movember was born in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, and has expanded from 30 Mo Bros to over 1 million worldwide. The campaign raises funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. So in honor of this commendable campaign, we celebrate the mustache, the lip-tickler, the caterpillar, the crumb-catcher, with some of our favorite ‘staches from the past and present.
Spanish head coach Vicente del Bosque, who led La Furia Roja to a FIFA World Cup victory in 2010 and UEFA European Championship in 2012, rocks an excellent example:
Englishman Viv Anderson, who played for clubs including Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Arsenal, and is famous for being the first black player to represent England. Anderson sports a great ‘stache for his team portrait in 1991.
ESPN/ABC commentator and USMNT veteran Alexi Lalas has had some great facial hair over the years, from the beard to the mustache to the mutton chops to the goatee. The mustache, however, might have to take first place.
Bruce Grobbelaar‘s epic career as a goalkeeper, most notably for Liverpool, spanned over 20 years. His epic mustache also spans over 20 years. He gets the longevity award.
Are there any glorious mustaches that you wanted to see on our list? Let us know in the comments box. (That’s what it’s there for, after all.)