As many of you know, I’m not the biggest fan of soccer or football depending on where you are residing. I understand the sports popularity but I guess I just have a hard time watching a sport where the scoring is so incredibly low. Not to mention the amount of fake injuries that can make you vomit at times.
But I digress. These guys get the hottest women in the world and there’s no denying that outside of the U.S. it’s more popular than any sport in the world. Like any sport some of the iconic players have received nick names.
While I think most nicknames aren’t that great there are 10 whose names I found pretty interesting…..
Thanks to Listal for the help here.
Hans Jeppson - “The Bank of Naples”
Nicknamed because of his world record transfer fee in 1952.
Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu – “Dave”
I’m getting because his name is absolutely ridiculous
Andoni Goicoechea – The Butcher of Bilbao
Called this because of his aggressive tackling style. P.S. anyone who is called “butcher” is awesome.
Servet Cetin – “The Bear Strangler”
Because of his physical stature and reputation of playing through injuries. Would have been much cooler if he were a skilled Bear wrestler.
Roberto Baggio – “The Devine Ponytail”
I had to put this in here simply because of how gay it is. And I mean gay in a weakling kind of a way. Watch out NBA.
Johan Cryuff – “The Saviour”
Because of his influential impact on the game. Anytime you’re compared to a God it’s pretty awesome.
Stuart Pearce – “Psycho”
Such a simple name but if you actually earn that name? It’s pretty honorable if you ask me.
Fitz Hall – “One Size”
Awesome name pun. Love that one.
Ronaldo – “The Phenomenon”
I’m not sure why I even like this name but I do.
Lionel Messi – “The Messiah” or “The Atomic Flea”
Messiah is lame just because his name is Messi. The Atomic Flea however is kind of interesting.
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