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Last Updated: July 6th 2020, 12:30 pm

Why did Edgar Davids wear glasses

Edgar Davids is certainly one of the most recognizable football player in the history of football, not for his skills on the pitch, but for his glasses, which he wore during the matches.


But have you ever wondered why the former Dutch international was always wearing glasses during the games?



Davids was an extremely talented football player as he is the 1995 Champions league winner when he played for Ajax. He even played for Juventus alongside the football icons Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry.


However, his professional football career was in danger in 1999 as Edgar's medical condition was critical.


In 1995, the player suffered a serious head injury and four years later it reflected on his vision as he needed to go under surgery for glaucoma.




Glaucoma an eye disease which result in damage to the optic nerve and cause vision loss. That seriously reflected Davids' game and the player got an operation to his right eye, which was a complete success.


However, the Juventus staff and the fans were still worried that "The Pitbull" would be able to play again.


Edgar Davids' eyesight was stabilized due to the excellent treatment he received, but in order to play again and to return as soon as possible back to the pitch, he had to wear a protective glasses since his eyes were weak. 




Ever since David's started to wear the protective glasses he became a true fashion icon as he transformed this career challenge into an accessory. Everyone started to admire the Dutch for his mentality and shortly after that he became an idol for his fans.


But have you ever wondered what glasses did Edgar Davids wear?


Well Davids wore the original Water Jackets and let's admit it he was looking very cool in them.



Edgar Davids will be remembered for his fiery temper and excellent technical skills, but most importantly for his fashion sense.


He was even ranked in as one of the most stylish players in the football history as he managed to turn his weakness into fashion.