THIS former Premier League star looks unrecognisable without his trademark curly brown locks.

A gifted attacker in his day, this ex-Prem ace was used to getting bums off seats before retiring in 2016.

Ex-Prem star poses with his management company's clients


Ex-Prem star poses with his management company’s clientsCredit: Twitter
The former cult hero hangs out with an old team-mate


The former cult hero hangs out with an old team-mateCredit: Sportsfile

He represented three teams in the top flight, including Wolves and Hull.

While he was also part of the Reading side that achieved a Championship record-setting 106 points in the 2005-06 season – a feat he reckons will never be beaten.

Since hanging up his boots seven years ago, this former floppy-haired ace has ditched his locks for a smart, grey short back and sides.

The 5ft 8in has kept in good shape, and has launched a successful management agency in his post-playing days.

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Clients include ex-Manchester United defender John O’Shea.

And the company aims to support both current and former players, while possessing an expertise in gaining exposure and helping to broker deals.

The Irishman represented his country 39 times between 2007 and 2012.

His international career culminated in being named in his country’s Euro 2012 squad.


The Irishman chats with Paul McGrath


The Irishman chats with Paul McGrathCredit: Sportsfile

Our former Prem favourite is… Stephen Hunt.

Fans online still have plenty of love for the former wing wizard.

Upon seeing a recent snap of the 41-year-old, one wrote: “That’s some change in looks for Stephen Hunt. What a player he was for us.”

And a second tweeted: “Loved him! Brilliant player.”

Hunt last year featured in an exhibition match between the 106-point Reading side of 2006 and the 2012 promotion-winning Royals side.

After the match, he gushed over what fun it was to be back with his old pals – and admitted that his daughters didn’t even know he played football.

On his Reading side’s record, he told the Royals’ website: “It’ll never be beaten. I’ll be in my grave I think and it will still not be beaten.

“In today’s game as well, the game is evolving all the time – I think it’s pretty much impossible now to go a season in the Championship the way we did.

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“So I think the record will be there for a good while now fingers crossed, it’ll be for our grandchildren and we will be able to say that we were part of that team.

“I’ve got two daughters now and they don’t even know I used to play football – but they were here today to watch me, so it was good fun.”

Hunt wore long shaggy locks while starring for Reading


Hunt wore long shaggy locks while starring for ReadingCredit: AP:Associated Press
The Irishman played 39 times for his country


The Irishman played 39 times for his countryCredit: AFP

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