Top 10 football player nicknames

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Top 10 football player nicknames

There are many reasons why players are remembered under nicknames other than their original names. It may be because of their talent, play style, or perhap their names at home or even their hobbies. Here are 10 football player nicknames you may be interested in. Through the live football tructiepbongda site, we have listed 10 football player nicknames that you may be curious about.

Top 10 football player nicknames

1. Sergio Aguero - Kun


Under the rules of the Premier League, if a player can prove that their nickname has been accepted in another league, they can use it to put it on the jersey.

Aguero was established at Atletico Madrid (La Liga) with the name "Kun" and he also became one of the best strikers in history of the Premier League with this nickname.
The origin of the name "Kun'' actually comes from Augero's childhood, and the nickname is his grandparents, based on a Japanese cartoon character - "Kum-Kum", who likes to make a mess.

2. Fernando Torres - El Nino


Fernando Torres is dubbed "El Nino", which in Spanish means "Child". Joining Atletico Madrid when he was only 16 years old, Torres talent was quickly confirmed in the red-and-white striped shirt of Madrid.

But at that time, very few people knew what his name was, so they started calling him "El Nino" because of his "childish" face. Until now, that nickname is still associated with the "killer" of Spanish football.

3. Javier Hernandez - Chicharito


Growing up in a football family in Mexico's second largest city, Hernandez's goals are clear. His grandfather, Tomas Balcazar, played for the Chivas team and played for Mexico at the 1954 World Cup; His father, Javier ‘el Chicharo’ Hernández, played for neighboring Tecos and attended the 1986 World Cup at home.

The nickname Chicharo ("Pea") is derived from Javier Snr's green eyes, an eye color that is quite rare in Mexico and inherited to his son. Therefore, there appeared the nickname "Chicharito" - "Small pea" - for Hernandez.

4. Christian Vieri - Bobo


Vieri is acknowledged as one of the best strikers of his generation, but the Italian is a jerk. In his 18 years of career, Vieri has experienced up to 13 different colors.
The naturally gifted striker was known as Bobo when he was a young player and has followed Vieri for the rest of his career. Vieri's nickname Bobo comes from the name of his father and his teammates.

5. Christian Bermudez - The Hobbit


Playing football in the Mexican 2nd Division, only 1m6 high, Bermudez is considered one of the players with the lowest height in the world football village. Therefore, he is known by NHM through the nickname "The Hobbit".

Despite being modest in height, the player still managed 53 goals and 48 assists for the club in his career.

6. Cesar Azpilicueta - Dave


Until 2020, Azpilicueta still did not know the name "Dave" that his teammates and Chelsea fans used to call him, borrowed from the famous UK sitcom comedy: Only Fools And Horses. In this 1981 movie, the character Trigger, although knowing Rodney Trotter well through his brother's introduction, could not pronounce it and seriously considered that the person's name was "Dave".

Azpilicueta initially seems unfamiliar with the new name but gradually smiles happily every time he is called "Dave", as long as the fans feel happy. And indeed Chelsea fans are happy with the presence of Azpilicueta in the squad. In the stands when Chelsea played, they sang "Azpilicueta, we'll just call you Dave" ...

Before listening to his songs, Azpilicueta performed a song - his debut procedure in the Chelsea dressing room. It was before the European Super Cup match in Monaco. Azpilicueta stood on the podium, in front of all the first team players.

7. Adebayo Akinfenwa - The Beast


Akinfenwa is rated by FIFA 15 as the strongest player in the world, able to lift weights up to 180kg. Famous rapper on YouTube, KSI, has given Akinfenwa the nickname "the monster".

Obesity, weight is a taboo for football players, especially those who play in the striker position. But Akinfenwa has no problem with that oversized body. In the 2017-18 season, Akinfenwa scored 18 goals for Wycomber Wanderers, making it the best squad of the season. In 2019, Akinfenwa set the milestone to score more than 10 goals in 9/10 consecutive seasons. Akinfenwa has not reached 20 goals per season, but the number of 196 goals in his career so far is admirable for a striker.

8. Zico - The White Pelé


Few people remember the real name Arthur Antunes Coimbra of that star. Simply because he is more famous for his short name Zico and the nickname "White Pele". He is considered to be one of the best dribbling and finishing techniques and the best player in the world in the early 1980s.

With Pele, Zico is the best player since after he hung up his shoes: "Over the years, the only player who came close to me was Zico".

9. Franck Ribery - The scarred man


Frank Ribery can put his name on the list of the luckiest people in the world after the events of his life. At the age of two, Ribery was smashed into the windshield in a car accident, lucky to survive, but Ribery had a large tear that required hundreds of stitches. Since then, he has been nicknamed "The Scar Face Guy".

Later, the French player was often teased by them because of that scar, and it even made him very difficult in the process of finding a team to start a business, although his talent was revealed early. Till 2020, however, the Bayern Munich midfielder has become one of the brightest stars in football in the world.

10. Lionel Messi - La Pulga (The Flea)

Lionel Messi is considered the best player on the planet until 2020 and even though you are a fan of Ronaldo, you cannot deny the talent of the Argentine striker. Messi has won 5 Golden Balls.

Barcelona's superstar is known as La Pulga - Fleas because of his small appearance, but he is an obsession of many famous defenders. Simply, La Pulga is kinda coming from another planet.

Messi is a talented striker who plays for the Barcelona club. And this summer, M10 will leave Barca and no specific destination has been revealed. The latest transfer football news about the striker is like a copy of the Legend’s Maradona which will be updated at the earliest in the news section on Tructiepbongda site. Please visit the website to view the schedule and follow the football matches of this season's Champion League.

It can be seen that the players' nicknames given by the fans are meaningful names associated with each player's individual stories. Are you a fan of one of these players? In your opinion, which is the name that you find correct and best?

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