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on 29 May 2011 12:24

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Footballers and their nicknames

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Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
1. Ji Sung Park
"Three Lungs"

- Because of his exceptional stamina.
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Average listal rating (23 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
2. Roberto Baggio
"The Devine Ponytail"


Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
3. Ole Gunnar Solskjær
"The Baby-Faced Assassin"


Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
4. Hans Jeppson
"The Bank of Naples"

- Because of his world-record transfer fee in 1952.

Average listal rating (12 ratings) 9.6  IMDB Rating
5. Eusébio
"The Black Pearl"


Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
6. Faustino Asprilla
"The Black Gazelle"
(Gacela Negra)


Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
7. Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu
"Dave"

- Because his name is too complicated to pronounce

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
8. Andoni Goicoechea
"The Butcher of Bilbao"

- Because of his tough-tackling reputation

Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
9. George Best
"The Fifth Beatle"

- Because of his superstar status

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
10. Tomás Rosický
"Little Mozart"

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

Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
11. Carles Puyol
"Tarzan"

- Just look at the state of him.

Average listal rating (16 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
12. Dennis Bergkamp
"The Non-Flying Dutchman"
or
"The Iceman/IceBerg"

- Because of his fear of flying and cool finishing.

Average listal rating (22 ratings) 9.2  IMDB Rating
13. Johan Cruyff
"The Saviour"

- Because of his influential impact on the game.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
14. Bernt Haas
"Vindaloo"

- Because of the pun on his name!

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
15. Stuart Pearce
"Psycho"


Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
16. Fabio Cannavaro
"The Berlin Wall"

- Because nothing gets past him.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
17. Fitz Hall
"One Size"

- Because one size fits all!

Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
18. Gennaro Gattuso
"Braveheart"

- Because of his doggedness and time spent in the Scottish league.
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Average listal rating (27 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
19. Andrea Pirlo
"The Metronome"
or
"The Architect"

- Because of his playmaking attributes.

Average listal rating (50 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
20. Ronaldo
"The Phenomenon"
(Il Fenomeno)


Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. Lionel Messi
"The Messiah"
or
"The Atomic Flea"

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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 9.4  IMDB Rating
22. Franz Beckenbauer
"The Kaiser"


Average listal rating (49 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
23. Pelé
"The King"
(O Rei)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
24. Jose Francisco Cevallos
"The Hands of Ecuador"
(Las Manos del Ecuador)

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
25. Darren Anderton
"Sicknote"

- Because of persistent injury problems.

Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
26. Ruud Gullit
"The Black Tulip"
(Il Tulipo Nero)

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
27. Ray Parlour
"The Romford Pele"

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
28. Juan Sebastian Veron
"The Little Witch"
(La Brujita)

- His father's nickname was The Witch.

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating
29. Nicolas Anelka
"The Incredible Sulk"

- Because of his persistent moaning.

Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
30. Marco van Basten
"The Swan of Utrecht"


Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
31. Gilberto Silva
"The Invisible Wall"


Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
32. Givanildo Vieira De Souza
"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.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
33. Wolfgang Wolf
"Wolfy"


Average listal rating (11 ratings) 3.7  IMDB Rating
34. Marco Materazzi
"The Matrix"


Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
35. Vladimir Jugovic
"Half The Squad"
(Mezzasquadra)


Average listal rating (7 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
36. Juan Riquelme
"The Lazy Wizard"

- Because of his measured playing style.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
37. Servet Çetin
"The Bear Strangler"
(Ayibogan)

- Because of his physical stature and reputation of playing through injuries.

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 9.5  IMDB Rating
38. Lev Yashin
"The Black Spider"

- Because of his reflexes and black kit.

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 9.4  IMDB Rating
39. Ferenc Puskás
"The Booming Cannon"
(Cañoncito Pum)

- Because of his addiction to scoring goals!

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
40. Tostão
"Little Coin"
(Tostão)

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

"Vampeta"

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

Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
42. Fernando José Torres Sanz
"El Niño"
(The Kid)

- He became club captain of Atlético Madrid at a very young age.

Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
43. Ashley Cole
"Ca$hley"

- He complained of being 'insulted' when offered a £55,000 a week salary by former club, Arsenal.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3  IMDB Rating
44. Ronald Koeman
"Floquet de Neu"
(Little Snowflake)

- Named after the albino gorilla from Barcelona Zoo due to his light hair.

Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
45. Francesco Totti
"The Eighth King of Rome"
or
"The Gladiator"

- Because of his twenty year association with A.S. Roma

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2  IMDB Rating
46. Robert Green
"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.

Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
47. David Beckham
"Golden Balls"

- A nickhame bestowed upon him by his wife, Victoria.

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
48. David James
"Calamity James"

- Because of his many high-profile blunders in goal.

Average listal rating (40 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
49. Ronaldinho Gaúcho
"The One Man Show"

- Because he is football.

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
50. Edgar Davids
"Pitbull"

- He was a tenacious marker and aggressive tackler.


 

A few nicknames that have amused or impressed me over the years.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 17:02
and what about Maradona or Zidane? No cool nicknames?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 13 11:31
forlan is la bruja because he looks like a witch!hahaha!add him!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 13 17:57
I would, but it's too similar to Veron!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month 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: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 14 7:35
I'm not a huge soccer fan but I very much enjoyed this list
Posted: 3 years 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: 1 year, 5 months ago at Feb 16 7:52
Francesco Totti, eighth king of Rome :)
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Apr 1 11:57
That's a good one, thanks! Glad to have such a legend on the list.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at May 9 23:27
One of these days you'll net a nickname as supreme as these, Gary Oak.
Posted: 4 months, 2 weeks 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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