AFL fans have witnessed some pretty shocking trends over the last few decades, especially when it comes to haircuts. There's been man-buns, flat-tops, bowl cuts, mo-hawks and of course, mullets.

Players' heads are the one remaining body part free of club colours, regulations and rule changes. Although, it's probably only a matter of time before we see a player suspended for a woeful attempt at dreadlocks (we're looking at you, Scott Pendlebury) or a comical tattoo of a lion (Jake Stringer, what were you thinking?)

There seems to have been a wave of peroxide spilled over Essendon players in recent months (Orazio Fantasia and Conor McKenna the victims) to add to Fremantle's Luke Ryan earlier this year. There's gotta be better ways to attract Brownlow votes.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines mullet as ‘A hairstyle, worn esp. by men, in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides, and left long at the back.’ Or, in more colloquial terms: 'business in the front, party in the back.'

THE OED goes on to say, 'the term derives from mullet-head, a colloquial reference to a stupid person.' We don't necessarily agree with that definition, realising mullets are often worn either in jest, as a snub to modern fashion, or a throwback to vintage eras. Whatever the assumptions, they're sure to turn heads of those who see them; and form opinions of those who parade them. Especially when displayed to millions of viewers on a weekly basis.

No one can deny the statement a mullet makes. It says 'I'm brave', 'I'm funny' and 'I'm a bogan.' So, we decided to go back through the mullet archives and find the bravest, funniest, bogan-est mullets ever unleashed on the Australian football world. Not just regular, boring long hair, like Tom Alvin, Nathan Fyfe or Barbara Streisand. Just mullets. Business in the front, party in the back.

11. Dishonourable mentions

We'll continue with some dishonourable mentions. Yes, some of these are nothing to be proud of.

The following mullets didn't quite crack our top 10 but deserved a shout out as some of the boldest hairdos in the game's history.

Take a moment to appreciate some of these beauties... or uglies.

Jason Dunstall

 Gary Ablett Sr.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Gary Ablett of Victoria lines up for goal during the 1992 State of Origin match between Victoria and South Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Getty Images)

Wayne Carey

Peter Daicos

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Peter Daicos of the Magpies in action during the round 19 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and St Kilda at the Melbourne Cricket Ground July 27, 1991 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Nathan Buckley (circa mid-90s)

Lynden Dunn

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Lynden Dunn of the Magpies speaks to his players during the round five AFLW match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at Ikon Park on March 02, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Clive Waterhouse

Bryan 'Strauchanie' Strauchan

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Bryan "Strauchanie" Strauchan of Victoria celebrates kicking a goal during the E.J Whitten Legends Game at Etihad Stadium on July 5, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Tony Lockett

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 1987: Tony Lockett of the St Kilda Saints pose with the Coleman Medal after a VFL match in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 1988: Jason Dunstall of the Hawks in action during a VFL season match held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1988 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Getty Images)