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November 11th, 2012

Fantasy Football Names

by Karen Jeynes

This article first appeared on Sportlinks.

The Internet is freaking awesome. I found a site which tells you what your name would be were you a Brazilian footballer. For today, you can call me Jeyninho da Costa. And because I’m a serious football journalist, I checked out what some of my favourite tweeps’ Brazilian football names would be: @Mvelasep would be Peppetteto, @thatmattmcd would be Mcdonino, @tomolefe would be Molefaldo. You can see the pattern emerging, but I do think we’d make a pretty damn formidable team.

This got me thinking though: what would the best real footballer’s names be? And luckily, the Internet delivered. I quickly discarded players such as Dropsy, Diver, Jelleyman, Kuntz and Deadman, for obvious reasons. There were some moments of hesitation but in the end, ladies and gentlemen, I give you MY fantasy football team:

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