Die besten Fußballer-Spitznamen aller Zeiten – Teil 1

Gute Fußballer haben gute Spitznamen, schlechte Fußballer haben doofe Spitznamen. Hier kommt eine internationale Auswahl der besten Spitznamen. Es sind genau 121 Fußballer und ihre Spitznamen. 

  1. „L’Aeroplanino“ (Italian for „The Little Aeroplane“) = Vincenzo Montella, Italian striker
  2. „El Ángel Gabriel“ (Spanish for „The Angel Gabriel“), „Batigol“ = Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine striker
  3. „Angelo Anguilla“ (Italian for „Angelo the Eel“) = Angelo Anquilletti, Italian defender
  4. „El Apache“ (Spanish for „The Apache“) = Carlos Tevez, Argentine striker
  5. „The Architect“, „Maestro“, „The Metronome“, „Mozart“, „The Professor“ = Andrea Pirlo, Italian midfielder
  6. „L’Ascensore Umano“ (Italian for „The Human Lift“) = Sebastiano Rossi, Italian goalkeeper
  7. „The Atomic Ant“ = Sebastian Giovinco, Italian forward
  8. „Aussie Guus“ = Guus Hiddink, Dutch football manager
  9. „O Baixinho“ (Portuguese for „The Shorty“) = Romário, Brazilian striker
  10. „The Bald Eagle“ = Attilio Lombardo (also „Popeye“, „The Ostrich“), Italian football player and manager

 

Gabriel Batistuta - Batigoal. Foto: Getty Images

Gabriel Batistuta – Batigoal. Foto: Getty Images

 

 

  1.  Jim Smith, English football player, manager and director
  2. „Il Balilla“ (Genoese for „The Little Boy“) = Giuseppe Meazza, Italian forward and manager
  3. „Baz“ = Barry Cogan, Irish footballer
  4. „BBC“ = Juventus’s defensive trio, made up of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, and Giorgio Chiellini
  5. Real Madrid’s attacking trio, made up of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and Cristiano Ronaldo
  6. „The Baby-Faced Assassin“ = Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian striker
  7. „Berba“ = Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian striker
  8. „The Beast“ = Mamadou Sakho, French defender; Zach Thornton, American goalkeeper
  9. „El Beatle“, „The Fifth Beatle“ = George Best, Northern Irish winger
  10. „Becks“, „DB7“ = David Beckham, English midfielder

 

David Beckham = Becks. Foto: Getty Images

 

  1. „Bello di Notte“ (Italian for „Beautiful at Night“), „Zibì“ = Zbigniew Boniek, Polish midfielder
  2. „Bes“ (Russian for „Demon“) = Vladimir Beschastnykh, Russian striker
  3. „Big Ben“ = Christian Benteke, Belgian striker
  4. „The Big Man“, „Cesar“, „King Billy“ = Billy McNeill, Scottish defender
  5. „Big Phil“ = Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazilian manager
  6. „Billy“ = Alessandro Costacurta, Italian defender
  7. „Er Bimbo de Oro“ (A Roman dialect/Spanish hybrid, translating to „The Golden Boy“), „L’Ottavo Re di Roma“ (Italian for „The Eighth King of Rome“), „Er Pupone“ (Roman for „The Big Baby“), „Il Capitano“ (Italian for „The Captain“), and „Il Gladiatore“ (Italian for „The Gladiator“)
  8. „The Black Panther“, „The Black Pearl“ = Eusébio, Portuguese striker
  9. „The Black Spider“ = Lev Yashin (also „The Black Panther“), Russian goalkeeper, Fabio Cudicini, Italian goalkeeper, Thomas N’Kono, Cameroonian goalkeeper
  10. „Bob“ = Aleksandr Sheshukov, Russian midfielder

 

Robert Lewandowski = The Body. Foto: Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski = The Body. Foto: Getty Images

 

  1. „Bobo“, „Il Toro“ (Italian for „The Bull“) = Christian Vieri, Italian striker
  2. „The Body“, „Lewy“ = Robert Lewandowski, Polish striker
  3. „Der Bomber“ = Gerd Müller, German striker
  4. „Bonimba“ = Roberto Boninsegna, Italian striker
  5. „Brian“ = Stuart Lewis, English footballer
  6. „La Brujita“ (Spanish for „The Little Witch“) = Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine midfielder
  7. „Brunelleschi“ = Federico Bernardeschi, Italian midfielder
  8. „El Cabezón“ (Spanish for „The Big Head“) = Omar Sívori, Argentine-Italian forward
  9. „El Cañón de Galés (Spanish for „The Cannon of Wales“) = Gareth Bale, Welsh midfielder
  10. „Carletto“ = Carlo Ancelotti, Italian midfielder and manager

 

Cristiano Ronaldo = CR7. Foto: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo = CR7. Foto: Getty Images

 

  1. „The Cat of Prague“ = František Plánička, Hungarian goalkeeper
  2. „Chicharito“ (Spanish for „The Little Pea“) = Javier Hernández, Mexican forward
  3. „Il Cinghiale“ (Italian for „The Boar“), „Tyson“ = Angelo Peruzzi, Italian goalkeeper
  4. „Cobra“, „Re David“ (Italian for „King David“), „Trezegol“ = David Trezeguet, French striker
  5. „Cookie“ (Given by Ryan Giggs and Gary Speed due to his affinity for sweets on International duty = Chris Coleman, Welsh defender and manager
  6. „The Commander“, „Regele“ (Romanian for „The King“), „The Maradona of the Carpathians“ = Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian midfielder
  7. „CR7“, „The Commander“, „The Steam Engine“(because of his speed), „The Sultan of Stepover“, „Ron“ = Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese striker
  8. „Deltaplano“ (Italian for „Hang glider“), „Spiderman“ = Walter Zenga, Italian goalkeeper
  9. „Dhagandey“ (Maldivian for „Man of Steel“) = Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian striker
  10. „Dino“ = Jan Koller, Czech striker

 

Jan Koller = Dino. Foto: Getty Images

Jan Koller = Dino. Foto: Getty Images

 

  1. „Il Divin Codino“ (Italian for „The Divine Ponytail“), „Raffaello“, „Robi“ = Roberto Baggio, Italian forward
  2. „El Divino“ (Spanish for „The Divine“) = Ricardo Zamora, Spanish goalkeeper
  3. „Don Fabio“ = Fabio Capello, Italian midfielder and manager
  4. „Enceradeira“ (Portuguese for „floor polisher“) = Zinho, Brazilian midfielder (nickname given as a mockery, regarding his playing style where he constantly went around in circles)
  5. „Il Fenomeno“ (Italian for „The Phenomenon“) = Ronaldo, Brazilian striker
  6. „Fergie“ = Alex Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager
  7. „Fideo“ (Spanish for „Noodle“) = Ángel Di María, Argentine midfielder
  8. „El Flaco“ (Spanish for „The Skinny One“), „El Salvador“ (Spanish for „The Saviour“), „El Profeta del Gol“ (Spanish for „The Goal Prophet“) = Johan Cruyff, Dutch winger and manager
  9. „The Flying Dutchman“ = Robin van Persie, Dutch striker
  10. „Furia Ceca“ (Italian for „Czech Fury“ or „Blind Fury“), „The Czech Cannon“ = Pavel Nedvěd, Czech midfielder

 

 

 

 

  1. „The Galloping Major“ = Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian striker
  2. „Galinho de Quintino“ (Portuguese for „Little Rooster from Quintino“) = Zico, Brazilian forward or midfielder
  3. „Il Gallo“ (Italian for „The Rooster“) = Andrea Belotti, Italian striker
  4. „The Gardner“, „Poncherello“ = Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentine striker
  5. „Gazza“ = Paul Gascoigne, English footballer
  6. „I Gemelli del Gol“ (Italian for „The Goal Twins)“ = Sampdoria’s attacking duo, made up of Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini
  7. „Genghis Kahn“, „Der Titan“ (German for „The Titan“), „Vol-Kahn-o“, „King Kahn“ = Oliver Kahn, German goalkeeper
  8. „Il Genio“ (Italian for „The Genius“)
  9. Evaristo Beccalossi, Italian midfielder
  10. Dejan Savićević, Montenegrin midfielder
  11. „Giero“ = Rob Gier, English footballer
  12. „Il Gigante Buono“ (Italian for „The Gentle Giant“) = John Charles, Welsh footballer
  13. „The Golden Boy“ = Gianni Rivera, Italian midfielder
  14. „Golden Guus“ = Guus Hiddink, Dutch football manager
  15. „Gre-No-Li“ = the Swedish attacking trio who played for A.C. Milan, made up of Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm
  16. „El Guaje“ (Asturian for „The Kid“) = David Villa, Spanish striker
  17. „Guly“ = Andrés Guglielminpietro, Argentine midfielder
  18. „Guus Geluk“ (literally ‚Lucky Guus‘, Dutch for Disney’s Gladstone Gander) = Guus Hiddink, Dutch football manager
  19. „Henke“, „The King of Kings“ = Henrik Larsson, Swedish striker
  20. „The Holy Goalie“ = Artur Boruc, Polish goalkeeper (due to his custom of blessing himself before games)
  21. „Ibra“, „Ibracadabra“ = Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish striker
  22. „Landycakes“ = Landon Donovan, American midfielder
  23. „L’Imperatore“ (Italian for „The Emperor“) = Adriano, Brazilian striker
  24. „The Incredible Sulk“ = Nicolas Anelka, French striker
  25. „The Iron Curtain“, „The Cat“ = Rinat Dasayev, Russian goalkeeper
  26. „Ironhead“ = Tam Kong-pak, Hong Kong defender
  27. „Jinky“, „The Wee Man“, „The Lord of the Wing“ = Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish winger
  28. „La Joya“ (Spanish for „The Jewel“), „El Pibe de la Pensión“ (Spanish for „The Kid from the Boarding House“) = Paulo Dybala, Argentine forward
  29. „Justo“ = Just Fontaine, French striker
  30. „Der Kaiser“ (German for „The Emperor“) = Franz Beckenbauer, German sweeper and manager
  31. „Kaiser Franz“ (German for „Emperor Franz“), „Piscinin“ (Milanese for „The Little One“) = Franco Baresi, Italian defender
  32. „Kamikaze“ = Giorgio Ghezzi, Italian goalkeeper
  33. „Keano“ = Roy Keane, Irish midfielder
  34. „Khomyak“ (Russian for „Hamster“) = Vladimir Beschastnykh, Russian midfielder/striker
  35. „King Eric“ = Eric Cantona, French forward
  36. „King George“ = George Weah, Liberian striker
  37. „King Kenny“ = Kenny Dalglish, Scottish striker and manager
  38. „King Kong“ = Giorgio Chiellini, Italian defender
  39. „Kun“ = Sergio Agüero, Argentine striker
  40. „Kuningas“ (Finnish for „The King“) = Jari Litmanen
  41. „The Little General“ = Dick Advocaat, Dutch manager
  42. „Lorenzo Il Magnifico“ (Italian for „Lorenzo The Magnificent“)
  43. Lorenzo Buffon, Italian goalkeeper
  44. Lorenzo Insigne, Italian forward
  45. „Los“ (Russian for „Moose“) = Dmitri Loskov, Russian midfielder
  46. „Ma-Gi-Ca“ = Napoli’s attacking trio during the late 1980s, made up of Diego Maradona, Bruno Giordano, and Careca
  47. „Magic Box“ = Gianfranco Zola, Italian forward
  48. „Magic Dwarf“ = Philipp Lahm, German defender
  49. „O Mágico“ (Portuguese for „The Magic“), „The Little Magician“ = Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian midfielder
  50. „El Mago de Osijek“ (Spanish for „The Wizard of Osijek“), „Šukerman“ = Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer
  51. „Il Mago“ (Italian for „The Wizard“) = Helenio Herrera, Argentine defender and manager
  52. „Mary Poppins“ = Alan Shearer, English striker (given as an insult by two Newcastle United executives during a candid interview with a journalist)
  53. „Mr Wembley“ (Nickname given for scoring the winning goal in 2013 UEFA Champions League Final for FC Bayern Munich in Wembley Stadium), „Der Mann aus Glas“ (German for „The Man of Glass“, in reference to his susceptibility to injury) = Arjen Robben, Dutch midfielder,
  54. „El Matador“ (Spanish for „The Bull Fighter“)
  55. Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan striker
  56. Marcelo Salas, Chilean striker
  57. „Matrix“ = Marco Materazzi, Italian defender
  58. „Miracle Worker“ = Bora Milutinović, Serbian football soccer trainer (for his achievement of taking four different modest teams beyond the first round in four different World Cup finals)
  59. „The Mosquito“ = Roberto Anzolin, Italian goalkeeper
  60. „A Muralha Azul“ (Portuguese for „The Blue Wall“) = Dida, Brazilian goalkeeper
  61. „MSN“ = Barcelona’s attacking trio, made up of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Neymar