10 Best Nicknames in World Football

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10 Best Nicknames in World Football
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Not every player has the instant name recognition of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or even David Beckham.

No matter. That's why God invented the nickname.

Like the footballers they describe, nicknames come in all shapes, sizes and degrees of colorful language. Here are 10 of our favorites in all of world football, from the funny to the sad to the appropriate and the simple.

Have another? Add it to the comments below.

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