Ronaldo Nazario's strange hairstyle in the 2002 World Cup final has not been forgotten after 19 years.
With a victory over
were able to reach the final of the 2002 World Cup to face
. There were some concerns in Brazil camp regarding
’s injury before the final. It was not clear whether the fenômeno would make to the crucial match or not.
He eventually did make it to the game and entered the pitch with his strange haircut and cleared Brazil’s path to World Cup glory with two goals in 67th and 79th minutes.
Recently in an interview withSports Illustrated
, he has talked about his bizarre 2002 haircut, remarking it as ‘
The Brazilian said:
“I apologize to all mothers who saw their kids make the same haircut.”
Ronaldo also explained the reason behind choosing such a haircut for the World Cup final.
“I saw my teammates and asked, ‘Do you like it?’ They said, ‘No, it’s horrible! Cut this off!’ But the journalists saw my haircut and forgot about the injury.”