Ronaldo trumps Messi, Neymar, Pogba & Giroud in haircut popularity contest

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Nobody's hairstyle was searched for more times in 2016 than the Real Madrid forward, who showed his behemoth status in the Salon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has been revealed as the footballer with the most popular hairstyle in 2016 by Google, finishing clear of the likes of Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba.

Ronaldo wins Salon d'Or

The Real Madrid No.7 was voted the winner of the annual Salon d'Or award once again on Thursday, having already finished on top 12 months ago.

To find out whether Ronaldo came out on top beyond the walls of this website, Goal asked Google Trends to rank search interest for the Salon d'Or 2016 nominees. They did this by calculating how many times the 20 footballers' names had been 'Googled' with terms such as 'hair, 'hairstyle' and 'haircut' or local language equivalents across the globe.

Ronaldo indeed topped the charts when the search results were tallied up, finishing ahead of Barcelona rivals Messi and Neymar, who finished second and third respectively.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba is renowned for his cool haircuts and came just behind the Clasico trio, while Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud showed his influence as a football fashion icon in fifth.

Source: Google Trends

Other players in the top 10 include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gerard Pique and, somewhat surprisingly, Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. Here's how the 20 players ranked in descending order:

20. Nathan Rutjes
19. Kim Shinwook
18. Alex Muralha
17. Omar Abdulrahman
16. Claudio Marchisio
15. Valdivia
14. Alan Pulido
13. Ivan Perisic
12. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
11. Graziano Pelle

10. Adam Lallana
9. Ricardo Quaresma
8. Arturo Vidal
7. Gerard Pique
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
5. Olivier Giroud
4. Paul Pogba
3. Neymar
2. Lionel Messi
1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo is liked by 119 million people on Facebook, 49.4m follow him on Twitter and the 31-year-old has an army of 86.9m fans on Instagram.