Pierluigi Collina

The most remarkable thing about Pierluigi’s alopecia is how unremarkable it is. Widely regarded as the best soccer referee in the world, his alopecia (which developed when he was 24) is mentioned only in passing in articles about him. Then the reporter gets right back the superlatives that have defined his extraordinary career. He is hugely famous in Europe, and often referred to as a sex symbol. You can read this older London Observer article, or this newer one on SportsIllustrated.com. You can also visit Mr. Collina’s website.

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