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Footballers’ nicknames: Here is the second part of the interesting list
Footballers’ nicknames: Here is the second part of the interesting list
Footballers’ nicknames: Here is the second part of the interesting list
Football Footballers’ nicknames: Here is the second part of the interesting list

Footballers’ nicknames: Here is the second part of the interesting list

Here is the second part of the list of Footballers’ nicknames. This part of the series consists of a few truly deserved appreciatory names and a few hilarious ones.

Pele – O Rei

And another monarchical footballer nickname – “The King”. And this time it is well deserved. Pele is considered the greatest football player of all time by many in sport including football writers, players and fans. In 1999 he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. In the same year, Pele was voted Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. According to IFFHS, Pele is the world’s leading league goalscorer, scoring 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches including unofficial friendlies and tour matches.

Lionel Messi-La Pulga

Next in our list of best footballer nicknames is arguably the greatest player of our time, even if at first glance his nickname doesn’t correspond to such a title. ‘The Flea’ – in the Argentinian’s native tongue, it’s an apt way of describing the best player in the world, whose small stature allows him to escape the harsh attention of opposing defenders while getting on their nerves at the same time.

Gerd Müller – The Bomber

Now comes another German soccer player nickname. Muller remains the most prolific striker Germany has ever produced and his goalscoring streak earned him a pretty badass name to commemorate. The veteran striker scored 68 goals in 62 international matches for West Germany, including winning the 1974 World Cup. He deserves a cool football nickname.

Papa Bouba Diop – The Wardrobe

Premier League cult hero Papa Bouba Diop has earned a rather simple but very apt nickname over the years. “The Wardrobe” pretty much reflects his towering physique and the way he dominated opponents in midfield . Using his size and body to break up attacks.

Diego Maradona – El Pibe de Oro

No nicknames do the late great Diego Maradona justice, but of course he still had one. “El Pibe de Oro” translates to “golden boy,” which probably pretty much reflects what Maradona has achieved. Sounds like a solid name for a luchador, too.

Fernando Torres – El Nino

Liverpool legend and Premier League shooter Fernando Torres arrived on the scene at a young age in his native Spain for Atletico Madrid. ‘El Nino’, which translates to ‘the kid’, reflects the way Torres rose quickly through the ranks at Atleti, signing professional contracts at the age of 15 and becoming captain of the club at 19.

Footballers’ nicknames: Here is the second part of the interesting list
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