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Friday, 25 August 2017

Top Ten Footballer's You Only Know By Their Nickname. This Are Their Names.



You may have known them by their nicknames, but most of Brazilians change their names. Some remove the ending syllables just to add the suffix “-nho“, others end up taking their childhood nicknames. Here are the real names of 10 players known by their nicknames.

10. Bebeto ==> José Roberto Gama de Oliveira



Bebeto, (born 16 February 1964) is a former Brazilian football player who played as a striker. His real name is José Roberto Gama de Oliveira.

9. Nolito ==> Manuel Agudo Durán



You may know him as Nolito, but his real name is Manuel Agudo Durán. Nolito is is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a winger or a forward for Sevilla FC and the Spain national team.

8. Koke ==> Jorge Resurrección Merodio



Jorge Resurrección Merodio is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team as a midfielder. He wears the name Koke on his Jersey.

7. Dida ==> Nelson De Jesus Silva


Dida is a retired Brazilian football goalkeeper. Dida became a penalty kick-saving specialist with Cruzeiro and Corinthians. But he was more successful with Milan from 2000 to 2010. The real name from his family is Nelson De Jesus Silva.

6. Hulk ==> Givanildo Vieira De Sousa


Givanildo Vieira De Sousa is strongly built for a footballer. He acquired his nickname due to his likeness to the actor Lou Ferrigno who played the Incredible Hulk on the eponymous Tv show in the 1970s. So many people know this Brazilian as “Hulk”.

5. Pelé ==> Edson Arantes do Nascimento

People regard this Brazilian forward as the greatest football player of all time. Pelé is the most successful league goal-scorer in the world, scoring 1281 goals in 1363 games.



In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century. You know him as “Pele” but his real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Today he plays for Atlético Mineiro and the Brazil national team.

4. Nani ==> Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha



Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha is his name but you commonly know him as Luís Nani or simply “Nani”. Nani plays as a winger for Spanish club Valencia and the Portugal national team.

3. Isco ==> Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez


Isco plays as an attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spain national team. The 2012 Golden Boy’s real name is no “Isco” as many people know. His parents called him Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez.
2. Pepe ==> Kepler Lavern Lima Ferreira

Pepe became very famous when he was in Real Madrid. Many people know him for his hard-tackling style of play, making himself an aggressive, physically strong tenacious and one of the best defenders alive.


He currently plays for Turkish side Beşiktaş. SURPRISED to hear that his real name is not Pepe? His name is Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira.

1. Ronaldinho Gaúcho ==> Ronaldo De Assis Moreira

Football magician, with technical skills and creativity, agility, pace and dribbling ability, use of tricks, overhead kicks, no-look passes and accuracy from free-kicks. He’s a Brazilian wizard, Ronaldinho Gaúcho.



Dinho made the world love football. He hardly has haters, even the opponents are fond of his way of playing. But did you know his real name is not “Ronaldinho” as we see on the jerseys? His name is Ronaldo De Assis Moreira.

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