Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brazilian Name Game

I'm really glad that Brazilian soccer stars use their one name monikers. Otherwise we'd have to listen to Christopher Sullivan and Christian Miles (USA based Fox Soccer announcers for those around the world) pronounce Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite in their best Mario and Luigi impressions. Instead they can just say, Kaká.

Here are the full names of many of the top Brazilian stars of the past and present.


Júlio César - Júlio César Soares de Espíndola
Maicon - Maicon Douglas Sisenando
Lúcio - Lucimar Ferreira da Silva
Juan - Juan Silveira dos Santos
Josué - Josué Anunciado de Oliveira
Gilberto Silva - Gilberto Aparecido da Silva
Adriano - Adriano Leite Ribeiro
Kaká - Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
Robinho - Robson de Souza
Dani Alves - Daniel Alves da Silva
Elano - Elano Blumer
Alexandre Pato - Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva
Luisão - Ânderson Luís da Silva
Gilberto - Gilberto da Silva Melo
Alex - Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa
Júlio Baptista - Júlio Baptista
Diego - Diego Ribas da Cunha
Ronaldinho - Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Mineiro - Carlos Luciano da Silva
Thiago Neves - Thiago Neves Augusto
Luís Fabiano - Luís Fabiano Clemente
Rafael Sóbis - Rafael Augusto Sóbis do Nascimento
Vágner Love - Vágner Silva de Souza
Jô - João Alves de Assis Silva
Luciano Emilio - Luciano Emilio
Fred - Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva

Cafu - Marcos Evangelista de Moraes
Roberto Carlos - Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha
Ronaldo - Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima
Pelé - Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Dida - Nélson de Jesus Silva
Dunga - Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri
Zico - Arthur Antunes Coimbra
Rivaldo - Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira
Zé Roberto - José Roberto da Silva Júnior
Bebeto - José Roberto Gama de Oliveira
Romário - Romário de Souza Faria
Tostão - Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade
Garrincha - Manuel Francisco dos Santos
Zizinho - Thomaz Soares da Silva
Falcão - Paulo Roberto Falcão
Carlos Alberto Torres - Carlos Alberto Torres
Didi - Waldyr Pereira


Three players in the list apparently weren't feeling very creative, Luciano Emilio, Julio Baptista, and Carlos Alberto Torres all use their full name.

If you want to find out what your Brazilian soccer name is, try out this BrazilName Generator.

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