The Irishman has ditched his but here are eight more that we think are great.
The beard is the ultimate display of masculinity and unsurprisingly many footballers decide to don face fuzz in order to show off just how manly they really are.
Manchester United legend, Aston Villa assistant manager and all-round hard-man Roy Keane decided on Friday to do away with his impressive beard – which disappoints us – so in honour we have picked out the eight best beards that still remain in football.
8. Djibril Cisse
Starting off with a controversial one as what this Frenchman dons is not always to everyone’s taste, but you have to admire the commitment with Cisse having opted for dyed blonde and red in the past.