Amusing names

Anything about football players, please put it in here
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June 13th, 2015, 4:34 am #101

Isn't there an impressive resemblance between the Eddie Murphy pictured above and the Bolivian president Evo Morales...?
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June 13th, 2015, 7:29 am #102

Sshh Luca, you'll blow his cover as a South American spy! Should have chosen a better pseudonym though, even the initials are the same.
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June 20th, 2015, 5:05 pm #103

One of the top St Lucian goal-scorers in the late 1970s was named Ethelbert "Ace High" Willie.
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June 25th, 2015, 3:03 pm #104

Not a player but a referee: Mr. Frankenstein.
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June 25th, 2015, 5:38 pm #105

A player for St Kitts in the 1960s was C.Bass. I think he was a good poacher...
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June 29th, 2015, 4:35 am #106

nfm24 wrote:
A player for St Kitts in the 1960s was C.Bass. I think he was a good poacher...
I think it was his brother Rod who got him hooked on the game. Perhaps he was also good at angling the ball and he liked to wade into tackles. His Poisson distribution was second to none, but he is always remembered for the notorious "hand of cod". However, this is halibut much to take in at once, and besides, it all sounds fishy on a grand scale.  
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September 15th, 2015, 7:51 pm #107

A goalkeeper who played for South Korea in 1989 was named Yoo Dae-Soon, which sounds rather forboding.
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September 16th, 2015, 5:47 am #108

"You Die Soon"? He'd form a good pair with Luís Boa Morte of Portugal, as "Boa Morte" means "Good Death"...
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September 16th, 2015, 9:49 am #109

They could be the deadly forwards in an x-x-2 system.
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September 16th, 2015, 10:47 am #110

They would be especially effective in sudden death extra time or in a shootout situation.
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September 16th, 2015, 1:56 pm #111

Does anyone know a player named Grim Reaper?
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September 17th, 2015, 10:25 am #112

Fast Midfielder wrote:
Does anyone know a player named Grim Reaper?
As most (all?) people who 'know' the Grim Reaper are dead, I very much doubt you will get a "yes" answer to this question.
If ghosts visit this forum, I will hold you responsible. 
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September 17th, 2015, 10:27 am #113

There was also an English goalkeeper who played for Reading known as Steve Death (I think it was pronounced "Dee-ATH" rather than "Deth"?).
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September 17th, 2015, 1:35 pm #114

TheRoonBa wrote:
There was also an English goalkeeper who played for Reading known as Steve Death (I think it was pronounced "Dee-ATH" rather than "Deth"?).
Dee-Ath could be a Korean player.
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September 17th, 2015, 5:50 pm #115

I had a lecturer called Peter D'Eath. He was rubbish, and a couple of years later he set an exam for which all his "model answers" were wrong.
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September 18th, 2015, 8:03 am #116

Possibly the spelling of D'Eath (‘DEATH’ with interruption) is already a
first indication for 'deceleration' in general … or he just acted like an
incarnated black hole .... 
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September 19th, 2015, 5:55 pm #117

He was definitely some kind of hole.
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September 23rd, 2015, 5:45 am #118

Talking about "macabre" surnames, I remember a famous NBA star called Alonzo Mourning.In Italy we have a famous Olympic champion called Alberto Tomba (tomba means tomb...).
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September 23rd, 2015, 12:24 pm #119

Taking a brief detour away from sport into my extended personal life, my girlfriend knows of a few people in India with the surname "Sodabottleopenerwala". It literally means "Soda Bottle Opener Man" - one of those "profession-based" names that hasn't quite caught on in the UK (Butcher and Baker did, Candlestick-Maker was softened to Chandler).
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September 23rd, 2015, 3:05 pm #120

It is extreme decadence to have a servant just for that! I thought it was the most fun part. The satisfying "Pssht" as the gas escapes.
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October 1st, 2015, 5:11 am #121

And what about those players whose first name is identical to the family name?André André, 1 appearance for Portugal.I presume there is someone else, maybe in Africa or in the Arabic countries.
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October 1st, 2015, 5:22 pm #122

There is the classic Neville Neville, father of Gary and Phil (and women's netball coach Tracy).

On amusing names, there was a Solomon Islands player in the 1970s called Happy Christmas.
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October 1st, 2015, 5:25 pm #123

It would have been great if his wife had been named Mary.
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October 2nd, 2015, 5:55 pm #124

Kaizeler wrote:
It would have been great if his wife had been named Mary.
Only for Americans.
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October 6th, 2015, 5:06 am #125

And of course her maiden name was White...
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October 21st, 2015, 3:55 pm #126

It has just reached my attention that the Dynamo Berlin manager was named Jürgen Bogs.
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November 26th, 2015, 11:48 am #127

There was a Sierra Leone cricketer in the late 1960s named Adolf Stalin Fraser. I'm sure I saw the same name mentioned in a Barbados newspaper, so it's possible he made a transatlantic crossing at some point.
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November 26th, 2015, 3:48 pm #128

To follow that, in 1972 the Liberian FA had two officials with interesting names:
Secretary : Willis D. Knuckles
Vice-President : Mr S. Hitler Barrolle (also worked as assistant commissioner for legal affairs at the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization)
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November 26th, 2015, 7:33 pm #129

In Willis D. Knuckles (Junior)'s obituary in 2014.
http://www.liberianlistener.com/2014/08 ... s-is-dead/

"He was forced to resign from his ministerial post in 2007 amidst allegations of a leaked sex tape."

A newspaper article at the time of the sex scandal was headlined "Knuckles rapped"...
http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/5 ... les-rapped
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November 27th, 2015, 3:41 am #130

When Juventus won the 1966/67 championship, they fielded two defenders called Benito and Adolfo...
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November 27th, 2015, 1:34 pm #131

I just find it interesting that Mr S. Hitler Barrolle chose to go by his middle name instead of his first - I wonder what the "S" stood for?
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November 27th, 2015, 1:55 pm #132

nfm24 wrote:
There was a Sierra Leone cricketer in the late 1960s named Adolf Stalin Fraser. I'm sure I saw the same name mentioned in a Barbados newspaper, so it's possible he made a transatlantic crossing at some point.
I would not be surprised his brother is named Josef Hitler Fraser.
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December 9th, 2015, 12:16 pm #133

On team names, there was a Jamaican club called Dynamic Cockburn which sounds like something which modern overpaid professional footballers might suffer from.
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December 9th, 2015, 12:32 pm #134

nfm24 wrote:
On amusing names, there was a Solomon Islands player in the 1970s called Happy Christmas.
Since we are approaching that time of year again, here is the Roon Ba Happy Christmas card to you all.
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December 9th, 2015, 1:06 pm #135

I miss the Christmas tree.
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December 10th, 2015, 4:45 am #136

What a bizarre coincidence!!Take a look at the name of the guy beside him: Noel Wagapu. "Noël" in French means "Christmas". Perhaps "Wagapu" does mean "merry" or "tree"... who knows
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December 10th, 2015, 5:27 pm #137

Another coincidence : standing next to the only white guy is another player named Brownless Zaku.
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December 10th, 2015, 5:37 pm #138

Ridiculous that they couldn't give the name of the plane's hostess. Makes the whole article worthless.

I wonder if they played against a Bougainville "national team" while on Bougainville.
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December 10th, 2015, 7:23 pm #139

My info is that they played in Lae, but not in Bougainville - at least, any such games were not mentioned later.
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December 11th, 2015, 2:27 pm #140

Fast Midfielder wrote:
I miss the Christmas tree.
Not exactly a tree, but one of the guys' name is Walter Ramo. "Ramo" in Italian means "branch"
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January 17th, 2016, 6:16 pm #141

Back to amusing team names:  apparently there was rough play in the match between Octopus and Sharks.
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January 18th, 2016, 5:12 am #142

In Port Harcourt there's also a club named "Dolphins!!
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January 18th, 2016, 6:39 am #143

nfm24 wrote:
Back to amusing team names:  apparently there was rough play in the match between Octopus and Sharks.
I'm a sucker for that kind of story.  Always makes my jaws drop.  Oh wait, this is not the purpose of this thread...
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February 14th, 2016, 7:46 am #144

nfm24 wrote:
There was a Sierra Leone cricketer in the late 1960s named Adolf Stalin Fraser. I'm sure I saw the same name mentioned in a Barbados newspaper, so it's possible he made a transatlantic crossing at some point.
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February 14th, 2016, 7:48 am #145

nfm24 wrote:
To follow that, in 1972 the Liberian FA had two officials with interesting names:
Secretary : Willis D. Knuckles
Vice-President : Mr S. Hitler Barrolle (also worked as assistant commissioner for legal affairs at the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization)
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February 14th, 2016, 8:04 am #146

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February 14th, 2016, 8:17 am #147

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February 14th, 2016, 8:22 am #148

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February 16th, 2016, 5:46 pm #149

A Seychelles player in the early 1970s was named Godfrey Moustache.
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February 17th, 2016, 2:04 pm #150

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