Quiz Time : Identify Footballers by Nicknames!

Identify Footballers by Nicknames!

1.Batigol
2. El Nino
3. EL Apache
4. EL Pistolero
5. Golden Balls
6. Non-Flying Dutchman
7. Tarzan
8. The Baby Faced Assasin
9. The Divine Ponytail
10. The Flea
11. The Phenomenon
12. The
13. The Ginger Prince
14. Le Sulk
15. The Kaiser
16. The King
17. El Pibe de Oro (The Golden Boy)
18. Bomber
19. El Gato (The Cat)
20. The Pit Bull

Lets see who can answer all!! Don’t Google!

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2) El Nino meaning ‘The Kid’ or ‘Yound Boy’ : Fernando Torres
Torres became an Atletico star at a young age and earned the nickname ‘El Nino’.
Torres: I hated being called ‘El Nino’… people were just too lazy to learn my name.

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8) The Baby Faced Assassin: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer gained the nickname because of his baby face and high strike rate as a forward at Man Utd.

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16) Pele the biggest footballer in the world, and the one and only “The King”.
Also nicknamed "The Black Pearl"

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7. Tarzan - Spain centre back Carles Puyol

Other nicknames: Caveman, Braveheart

He got his nickname because of his appearance and style of play which was wild.

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14. French striker Nicolas Anelka – Le Sulk - The Incredible Sulk

The Arsenal fans gave the Frenchman this nickname for his lack of interest and enthusiasm on the field. He was labelled as moody, unfriendly, disruptive and subdued.

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Baggio is known as Il Divin Codino (The Divine Ponytail), for the hairstyle he wore for most of his career, for his talent and for his Buddhist beliefs

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6. Dennis Bergkamp was nicknamed the "Non - Flying Dutchman " by Arsenal supporters due to his fear of flying. He used to travel to Arsenal’s away matches by car, train or even bus.

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Chile’s Gary Medel and Dutch Edgar Davids - both midfielder were nicknamed "The Pitbull"

They were nicknamed ‘the pitbull’ for their aggression and fierce style of play.

The infamous squabble between Gary Medel and Messi during the 2019 Copa America third-place play-off match display Medel’s aggression to the extent that Messi loses his cool, which is rare. Earlier in 2015 too, Medel had kicked Messi in the chest in the Copa America final.

Edgar Davids
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One of my favorites! :heart_eyes:

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17. Maradona was nicknamed El Pibe de Oro (The Golden Boy)

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5. Golden Balls - David Beckham
His wife Victoria Beckham nicknamed him “Golden Balls” because of the way he’d turned his image around after being sent off at the 1998 World Cup.

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Following remains…

1.Batigol
3. EL Apache
4. EL Pistolero
10. The Flea
11. The Phenomenon
12. The Professor
13. The Ginger Prince
15. The Kaiser
18. Bomber
19. El Gato (The Cat)

Come On Guys, Some of them are too easy! :roll_eyes:

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1. Batigol : Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta
Batigol = Bati (first part of his name) + gol (Italian for goal)
Other nicknames - Lion King, Angel
Batistuta played most of his club football with Fiorentina in Italy where he earned his nickname.

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12. The Ginger Prince (The Ginger Ninja) - Paul Scholes
The Man United player was given the nickname for his hair color and excellent passing abilities.

18. Der Bomber - German footballer Gerd Muller
Muller was nicknamed Bomber for his goal scoring success which was unpredictable and unstoppable.

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10. The Flea : Messi
Messi’s nickname is La Pulga / La Pulga Atomica , which translates as The Flea / Atomic Flea
Barcelona fans have given Messi the nickname.

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3. El Apache – Carlos Tevez, Former Man Utd, Man City, Juventus forward

**4. El Pistolero – Suarez
El Pistolero means “the gunfighter” in spanish.

19. El Gato (The Cat) – Iker Casillas - RM goalkeeper from 1998 to 2015

15. The Kaiser - Der Kaiser (" The Emperor) — German player Franz Beckenbauer who played in the 1960s and '70s.
He was nicknamed Der kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field

11. Ronaldo The Phenomenon - The greatest striker ever

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