Sports Nicknames - Turbo Timo



Timo Werner is one of the most exciting prospects for German strikers since Miroslav Klose. The 24-year old forward has just made a move to Chelsea FC in 2019, where he looks to continue the successes he had while playing in Germany.

Werner is known for his blistering pace and lethal finishing abilities, while his work-rate is also highly-regarded. He appears so quick that he has been given the nickname "Turbo Timo" by German media sources. He's been clocked at 11.11 seconds over 100 meters, so clearly that name comes with some proof behind it.

Werner started his career at VfB Stuttgart, his hometown club. He blitzed through the youth teams to make his appearance for the senior side at only 17 years, 4 months and 25 days - the youngest ever for Stuttgart. When Stuttgart were relegated in 2016, he joined a newly promoted club in RB Leipzig.

At Leipzig, Werner would burst onto the international stage. He would go on goal-scoring streaks, as well as becoming the youngest player to make 200 appearances in the Bundesliga. In his last match as a Leipzig player, he scored a brace, becoming the club's record goalscorer, with 95 goals in all competitions. Meanwhile, he would make a series of appearances at the 2017 Confederations Cup for Germany that would win him the Golden Boot of the tournament.

Werner then made a high-profile move to Frank Lampard's Chelsea, where he has (as of the time of writing) made 2 appearances and won two penalties. While he has not scored yet, it seems as though "Turbo Timo" will continue his blistering success in England.