Iwan Roberts – Beard of the Month January 2015

The big man is a legend to many of his former clubs including Huddersfield, Wolves, Leicester and Norwich, and they’ve paid him back by voting him as Beard of the Month.

Roberts has been seen punditing his way around Wales recently sporting a truly magnificent bushy ginger beard in stark contrast to his neat cropped hair. He’s always had a…

Iwan Roberts toothless…let’s say ‘distinctive‘ look during his playing days, but I think we can all agree that this beard marks his peak.

Iwan Roberts 6Here he showing BBC colleague and former Welsh striker John Hartson how it’s done.

Iwan Roberts 2Iwan Roberts 3


Iwan Wyn Roberts (born 26 June 1968 in Bangor, Gwynedd) is a Welsh former international footballer who played as a striker from 1986 to 2006. Since retiring, he has worked as a sports commentator.

Roberts notably played in the Premier League for Leicester City and Norwich City, as well as earning 15 caps for Wales. He also played in the Football League for Watford, Huddersfield Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Gillingham and Cambridge United. Local Norwich football newspaper The Pink’un described him as “one of the greatest goal scorers ever to pull on a Norwich City shirt” and he was elected to the Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame.

Since retiring as a player, Roberts, who speaks fluent Welsh, has worked as a commentator for Sky Sports, Radio Cymru and BBC Wales.

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