8 footballers who wore masks on the pitch like Tim Ream

8 footballers who wore masks on the pitch

Youri Djorkaeff in his mask

Dean Ashton

Facundo Sava

John Terry

Jonas Gutierrez

Paul Gascoigne

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , deputy head of sport

Tim Ream is by no means the first footballer to wear a mask on the pitch.

Mostly for protection but sometimes for image, plenty of footballers have donned a disguise on the pitch down the years.

Youri Djorkaeff: The Wanderers great had to cover up at Old Trafford after breaking his cheekbone playing against Maltese side Birkirkara in a pre-season friendly.

The Bolton News: Youri Djorkaeff in his mask

Fernando Torres: The Chelsea striker wore a mask for several weeks after breaking his nose in a Champions League tie against Steau Bucharest.

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Jonas Guttierez: The ex-Newcastle, now Norwich star often celebrates goals whilst wearing a Spiderman mask.

The Bolton News: Jonas Gutierrez

John Terry: The Chelsea and England defender wore mask for club and country after breaking his cheekbone against Fulham in 2008.

The Bolton News: John Terry

Trevor Sinclair: The former Manchester City and England midfielder wore a blue mask after breaking his cheek in 2006.

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Dean Ashton: The striker, then playing for Norwich, wore a fearsome effort in 2005 that looked like a prop from a horror movie.

The Bolton News: Dean Ashton

Facundo Sava: The Fulham striker always celebrated goals by producing a Zorro-style mask from his sock. Sadly, he didn’t score many.

The Bolton News: Facundo Sava

Paul Gascoigne: Way back in 1993 Gazza set the trend when he turned out in a mask for Lazio and England.

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