List of Popular Sports Nicknames


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Three-Lungs Park

In Ji-sung Park, fans saw a player who didn't give up and didn't run out of energy. Despite frequent injuries, he is the most successful Asian football player in history, having won 19 trophies in his playing career.

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Kojak

The Italian referee Pierluigi Collina, aka Kojak, is almost universally considered the best football referee of all time.

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The Great Dane

Peter Schmeichel, aka The Great Dane, became known worldwide thanks to his performances for Manchester United and the Danish national team.

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Gazza

Paul Gascoigne is passionately remembered by many English football fans as one of the best attacking midfielders they have ever had.

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El Cholo

How did Diego Simeone, also known as El Cholo, get his nickname?

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Le Roi

Michel Platini, the three time Ballon d'Or winner, earned his nickname Le Roi (The King) for his performances on the pitch.

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El Nino

The career story of Fernando Torres, also known as El Nino (The Kid).

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Cafu

Cafu is the most-capped Brazilian player of all time, making 142 appearances for the football giants.

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Gaucho

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, more commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaucho or just Ronaldinho was perhaps the most famous player of the 2000s thanks to his flair, creativity and attacking skill.

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Garrincha

The story of Manuel Francisco dos Santos, also known as Garrincha.

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Kaka

How did the Brazilian football player Kaka get his nickname? One of the most talented players to ever play the game.

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Pele

How did the famous soccer player Pele get his nickname? What is his real name?

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Zizou

How did Zinedane Zidane get his nickname Zizou?

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El Pistolero

Who is the football player nicknamed El Pistolero? Where did this name come from?

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Il Fenomeno

How did Ronaldo Luis Nazario get the nickname Il Fenomeno?

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D10S Maradona

The meaning of the iconic nickname D10S is explained, when it comes to one of the greatest footballers of all time - Diego Armando Maradona.

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Der Kaiser

How did the nickname Der Kaiser come about, when it comes to Franz Beckenbauer, one of the most iconic German footballers of all time?

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San Iker

What football player goes by the name of San Iker? How did this nickname come about?

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The Great One

The Great One Definition - what does the term The Great One mean in the world of sports? What is meant by the Great One?

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