While there are obvious advantages for players in other sports like swimming, cycling and running to remove body hair, that never seem to be the case for soccer players. Then why do they do that?
It does not impact their performance and they never seemed to care in in the beginning of the century. So, why not. It might have derived from the metro-sexual era and the cult to the six-packs.
One of the most popular show-off after scoring is players showing off their chest. They won’t be able to flash their six-packs if the upper is thoroughly covered with hair.
Back to the beginning of the century, it all might have started with David Beckham posing for Armani. The famous ad was nearly everywhere and the Beckham’s popularity fueled by the sexiness of the Armani’s brand appeared to be the obvious choice for the rest of the mere mortals.
After that swift in fashion, everyone started grooming their chest hair. Many other famous soccer players followed suit. Many of them have been modelling for famous brands and wanted to show off as well.
Armani the contracted Kaka from Real Madrid. Then went with Christiano Ronaldo replaced them as spokesmen for the brand.
More and more men around the planet are becoming more self-conscious about their bodies. After all showing a six-pack requires a lot of effort and huge (gourmet) sacrifices. Why not flaunt them off at every chance and ESPECIALLY when you are the star of the even and have just scored a goal?
So, taming chest hair is purely optional (but apparently preferred). However, many clubs require their players to shave their legs and even arms hair. The reason behind this is that is it easier to receive massage if you are hurt in the game, the wound is easier to see and treat and the opposite players won’t get the chance to annoy you by pulling your hairs while you are near them.
So, in one word. WHY? Because it is FASHIONABLE and you can easily flash the six-pack. Women find it extremely sexy.
Want to be like them? Be sure to have cleanly shaven face as well, a good haircut, and get your nose and ears hairs in order. Get the necessary grooming supplies online here or even join a shaving club, but make sure you are always long at your best.