Footballplayer nicknames (1 Viewer)


Senior Member
Jul 16, 2003
Yar.... i that recently caused some confussion ;)............

Santi = Santiago Carnizares :D

well @ least that's how i refer to him


Bedpan racing champion
Jul 25, 2001
Guglielminpietro - Guly. Loved it when I first heard it. Commentator went like: "and here's Gugli, Guliel, Gugliemin ... ah fok it, let's call him Guly, shall we?" :howler:


Senior Member
May 18, 2003
El matador=Raul :angel:
The King-Bimbo De Oro=Totti
El Piojo(SPELLING)=Claudio Lopez
El Payaso (SPELLING)=pablo Aimar

But the latest I heard today was the Dynamic Trio which is the name given to three great Italian players: Del Piero, Vieri and Totti..;););)


Prediction Game Champ 2003 & 2005
Jan 12, 2002
I'm sure you're familiar with most of these nicknames:

Alessandro Del Piero - Alex, Pinturicchio.

Roberto Baggio - Codino d' Oro.

Francesco Totti - Il Bimbo d'oro (Golden Boy).

Angelo Di Livio - Soldatino (Soldier).

Massimo Ambrosini - Max, Alibaba.

Allesandro Costacurta - Billy.

Jon Dahl Tomasson - Tommie.

Andrei Shevchenko - Sheva.

Filippo Inzaghi - (Super) Pippo.

Simone Inzaghi - Inzaginho.

Obafemi Martins - Oba.

Alvaro Recoba - El Chino (The Chinese).

Roberto Mancini - Mancio.

Dejan Stankovic - Deki.

Giuseppe Signori - Beppe Signori.

Hidetoshi Nakata - Hide.

Lilian Thuram - The Philosopher.

Alex Ferguson - Fergie.

David Beckham - Spice Boy, Mr. Posh Spice, Becks.

Ryan Giggs - Giggsey.

Ruud van Nistelrooy - Marco (van Basten).

Steve McManaman - Macca.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dennis the Menace.

Oleg Luzhniy - The Horse.

Paul Gascoigne - Gazza.

Edmundo - Animal.

Tore Andre Flo - Flonaldo.

Adrian Ilie - The Cobra.

Kezman Mateja - Keza.

Ronaldo - Il Fenomeno.

Raul Gonzalez - Raulito.

Fabrizio Ravanelli - Penna Bianca (White Feather).

Franz Beckenbauer - The Kaiser.

Frank Rijkaard - The Lama.

Michel Platini - Monsieur (Mister).

Marco Simone - Batman.

Gianluca Vialli - Luca.


Prediction Game Champ 2003 & 2005
Jan 12, 2002
++ [ originally posted by nosubstitute959 ] ++
What's the reason for those two?
Hide - short for Hidetoshi

The Philosopher - Henry said once in an interview that Thuram was very talkative in the pitch and dressing room as if he was the coach of the team. And that he also speaks about lots of different things, making him a 'Philosopher' ..

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