Tom Huddlestone wins prestigious Just Giving award

Tom Huddlestone

Famous for his huge shots and huge hair, Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone found that his inability to find the perfect balance between the two was great news for charity.

Ex Spurs player and current Hull star Tom Huddlestone has won an award even the Lionel Messi's and Cristiano Ronaldo's of this world have yet to receive, and one that, in a sense, did the opposite of celebrate his footballing ability.

Famous for his long range thunderbolts, Huddlestone certainly doesn't have a prolific scoring record over his career, but he struck impressive and hugely important goals for Spurs against Manchester City, Arsenal and Bolton during his time at White Hart Lane.

Having not scored since his North London strike in April 2011, Huddlestone accepted a challenge to let his hair grow until he next found the net again. Little did the classy midfielder know that several injuries would restrict his game time at Spurs, and the England man ended up moving to Hull City at the start of last season with an impressive head of hair.

Even more impressive was the fact Huddlestone pledged to donate money to Cancer Research as part of the challenge.

He finally scored for his new club against Fulham on December 28th 2013, meaning he went 55 games, over two-and-a-half years, between goals, and famously ran over to the touchline where someone on the Hull bench snipped off a chunk of the his hair as part of his celebration.

That length of time did wasn't great for his top scorer credentials, though did accumulate an impressive total of £57,000 for Cancer Research, earning him recognition at the recent Just Giving Awards 2014, where he was awarded the title of Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year.

Huddlestone clearly caught the scoring bug again after his Fulham effort too, netting another three times to leave him with four for the season, his joint-highest total.

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