Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was left fresh-faced soon after lifting the Champions League trophy after a bet he made with a pitch side reporter saw him hilariously lose his beard.
After the Blues beat Porto in the quarter-finals on the road to their sensational triumph this weekend, Jorginho and TNT Sports journalist Fred Caldeira agreed the wager depending on if Chelsea went on to win the competition.
The terms were that Jorginho would be forced to have most of his facial hair removed by Caldeira, and then the reporter himself would also have to have his suave moustache sheared off.
And during Jorginho’s pitchside interview with Caldeira, an electric shaver was promptly pulled out with both men, in full view of the television cameras, then having to stick to their bet.
Good sport Jorginho was first in the firing line. Despite a slight grimace, the 29-year-old allowed Caldeira to take off his beard, and the second part of their agreement will see him go on to grow out a moustache.
One man who will have to wait a while to do just that is intrepid anchor Caldeira, however. Jorginho was next to pick up the shaver, and promptly went to work on rendering the correspondent baby-faced.
At the end of the clip, both men took a first look at themselves in a phone camera and failed to hide their surprise.
Later, reflecting on Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City in Portugal, Jorginho admitted that he had considered quitting football as a youngster. Now, years on, he has won the Champions League.
‘It’s incredible. Look at this! It’s incredible,’ he told Sky Italia. ‘It’s amazing. I was going to quit football and my parents made me continue. Now they are here tonight and I won the Champions League!’
The former Napoli man revealed he came close to stepping away for good after his agent pocketed the majority of wages with no warning when he was barely a teenager, leaving Jorginho to live on just £15-a-week at Verona.