The long and wide shadow cast by Toni Polster’s luxuriant mane | The Fiver

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Fiver readers of a certain age will have fond recollections of the legend that is Toni Polster. With his keen eye for goal and smouldering 1980s American high-school yearbook good looks, in his mid-90s pomp the Austrian striker was the proud owner of one of world football’s finest bubble-perm-mullet hairstyles. The poster boy of an Austrian team who helped make up the numbers at the 1990 and 1998 World Cups, he scored 44 goals in 95 appearances for “Das Team” and it was largely his existence which meant his compatriot and fellow forward, Ralph Hasenhüttl, made just eight appearances for his country.

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