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Footballers and their nicknames

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"Three Lungs"

- Because of his exceptional stamina.
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"The Divine Ponytail"

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"The Baby-Faced Assassin"

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"The Bank of Naples"

- Because of his world-record transfer fee in 1952.
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"The Black Panther"
(Pantera Negra)

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"The Black Gazelle"
(Gacela Negra)

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"Dave"

- Because his name is too complicated to pronounce
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"The Butcher of Bilbao"

- Because of his tough-tackling reputation
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"The Fifth Beatle"

- Because of his superstar status
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"Little Mozart"

- Because of his ability to 'orchestrate' the midfield.
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"Tarzan"

- Just look at the state of him.
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"The Non-Flying Dutchman"
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"The Iceman/IceBerg"

- Because of his fear of flying and cool finishing.
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"The Saviour"

- Because of his influential impact on the game.
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"Vindaloo"

- Because of the pun on his name!
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"Psycho"

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"The Berlin Wall"

- Because nothing gets past him.
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"One Size"

- Because one size fits all!
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"Braveheart"

- Because of his doggedness and time spent in the Scottish league.
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"The Metronome"
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"The Architect"

- Because of his playmaking attributes.
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"The Phenomenon"
(Il Fenomeno)

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"The Messiah"
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"The Atomic Flea"

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"The Kaiser"

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"The King"
(O Rei)
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"The Hands of Ecuador"
(Las Manos del Ecuador)
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"Sicknote"

- Because of persistent injury problems.
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"The Black Tulip"
(Il Tulipo Nero)
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"The Romford Pele"
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"The Little Witch"
(La Brujita)

- His father's nickname was The Witch.
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"The Incredible Sulk"

- Because of his persistent moaning.
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"The Swan of Utrecht"

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"The Invisible Wall"

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"Hulk"

- Despite being broad-shouldered, he is named due to his likeness of Lou Ferrigno. His team in Japan also wore green shirts, the rest is history.
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"Wolfy"

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"The Matrix"

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"Half The Squad"
(Mezzasquadra)

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"The Lazy Wizard"

- Because of his measured playing style.
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"The Bear Strangler"
(Ayibogan)

- Because of his physical stature and reputation of playing through injuries.
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"The Black Spider"

- Because of his reflexes and black kit.
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"The Booming Cannon"
(Cañoncito Pum)

- Because of his addiction to scoring goals!
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"Little Coin"
(Tostão)

- A common name for the 'little kid' in Brazil.
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"Vampeta"

- A mixture of Capeta (The Devil) and Vampiro (The Vampire) in view of his good looks.
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"El Niño"
(The Kid)

- He became club captain of Atlético Madrid at a very young age.
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"Ca$hley"

- He complained of being 'insulted' when offered a £55,000 a week salary by former club, Arsenal.
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"Floquet de Neu"
(Little Snowflake)

- Named after the albino gorilla from Barcelona Zoo due to his light hair.
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"The Eighth King of Rome"
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"The Gladiator"

- Because of his twenty year association with A.S. Roma
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"England's Number 6"

- As a goalkeeper he would typically be number 1, but found himself as 6th choice in the England international team, despite less qualified and less experienced goalkeepers being picked in his place.
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"Golden Balls"

- A nickhame bestowed upon him by his wife, Victoria.
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
"Calamity James"

- Because of his many high-profile blunders in goal.
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"The One Man Show"

- Because he is football.
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"Pitbull"

- He was a tenacious marker and aggressive tackler.
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A few nicknames that have amused or impressed me over the years.

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Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 12 17:02
and what about Maradona or Zidane? No cool nicknames?
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 13 11:31
forlan is la bruja because he looks like a witch!hahaha!add him!
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 13 17:57
I would, but it's too similar to Veron!
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 2:47
Very good list, but there still so many more
Zinedine Zidane: The wizard, Zizou
Fernando torres: El niño
Iker casillas: ikerman
Robinho: O principe
Van Nystelrooy: VanGol
Carlos Tevez: El apache
Thierry Henry: Titi

I like this list
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 7:35
I'm not a huge soccer fan but I very much enjoyed this list
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Jul 31 10:23
Thanks for the comments! Those nicknames are more affectionate or pet names though, I am trying to stick with more descriptive or comical nicknames. Though why is Vieri called Bobo?
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 16 7:52
Francesco Totti, eighth king of Rome :)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 1 11:57
That's a good one, thanks! Glad to have such a legend on the list.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at May 9 23:27
One of these days you'll net a nickname as supreme as these, Gary Oak.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 15 12:32
Sorry, but the Eusébio Nickname is wrong, the real nickname is "The Black Panther" (Pantera Negra), trust me I'm Portuguese and I know it.

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