The Premier League 'Movember XI'

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Aston Villa, Stoke City, Arsenal, Everton and Reading players make the countdown for the Mo's that really stole the show this November.

Now an annual theme Movember madness has swept the nation once again. From Paul Merson and his bitty attempt to Sam Allardyce clearly enjoying wearing his once again plenty in the world of football have been trying to rival Rugby Union in the Movember stake-off.

Of course all proceeds go to a great cause; raising funds and awareness toward men’s health; in particular prostate and testicular cancer.

So whether plunging money into the campaign themselves, raising cash on the website or just raising awareness which Premier League players have really caught the eye with top lip shrubbery?

Adam Federici

Goalkeeper was the position I thought would bear most fruit considering the moustachioed greats of the past such as Neville Southall, David Seaman and Bruce Grobbelaar. Adam Federici of Reading gets it for his camp goatee.

Sylvain Distin

The Frenchman is sporting a terrific top-lip bush that makes him look like Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon.

Ciaran Clark 

Ciaran goes in mainly for effort however his attempt makes him look like a young Michael Schumacher. All for a good cause of course.

Phil Jagielka

Him and Distin playing centre back together has harked back to a bygone era of seedy looking footballers on tanning beds drinking Glenlivet on the rocks with a splash of water. Right? Just me then.

Leighton Baines

Coupled with his Wiggo side-burns Baines has really pulled off his Movember this year. I hear he has been asked to star opposite Gael Garcia Bernal, Andre 3000 and that guy from The Pianist in the next Gillette advert.

Leon Osman

A valiant attempt by another Everton player however Osman looks like he should be selling blue-tapes from the back of a van rather than playing professional football with his slim-lined top-lip adornment.

Aaron Ramsey

If you look real close. Squint even. Maybe use binoculars; you can see that the Welshman has given Mo a Go.

Jonathan Walters

Walters looks like D’Artagnan with his musketeerial take on the festivities and is right up there as one of the best attempts.

Theo Walcott

Some people say that Theo Walcott’s omission from the Arsenal 2013 calendar is a sign that he might leave the club this summer. Or they didn’t want his hairy top lip gracing February.

Peter Crouch

Who knew he had it in him. He lost a couple of teeth yesterday up against Fab Colocinni; but has the Argentine got a moustache like yours Peter. I think we know who the real man is there.

Michael Owen

Undoubtedly the king of facial foliage this year as Michael Owen’s homage to the Village People saw a rapturous applause from me while watching MOTD last Saturday. Bang on good sir, bang on!

Of course Movember is for a very good cause so be sure to go on to the site and give one more push toward these Premier League players valiant efforts before they drop dramatically from their faces and grace towels on their bathroom floors come Saturday morning.

Unless some of them go in for DecemBEARD which is a whole new kettle of fish.

Visit the website here…

What has been your favourite Movember attempt?

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