The US election day is coming up and I don't know about everyone else but I'm ready for it to be over. At least seeing all the election commercials and internet stories gave me a marginally interesting idea for a "fun" soccer related post. Players with US president names, yay!
These are all players that have the same name as a former US president. I pulled the names from soccerdata.net which is an interesting site, but I'm guessing somewhat out of date due to the vast size of their database. Because of that, I'd guess that a few of these players aren't actually playing at the clubs listed anymore, but honestly I don't have time to double check today (it's my daughter's 3rd birthday). Feel free to help me out if you see any mistakes.
Washington - Happy Valley (Hong Kong), Fluminense (Brazil)
Lincoln - Galatasaray (Turkey)
Jefferson - Palmeiras (Brazil), São José (Brazil)
Jackson - Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Harrison - Figueirense (Brazil)
Arthur - Fluminense (Brazil), Internacional (Brazil)
Wilson - Figueirense (Brazil), Santos (Brazil)
Here are some that are very close to the full names of Former US Presidents:
John Kennedy - Celtic, Blackburn, Buron, Karlsruhe
Andy Johnson - Everton, Barnsley, Swindon
Andrew Johnson - Blyth
Andy Jackson - St. Johnstone
Jon Adams - AFC Telford
And a couple of shared names with the current candidates.
McCain, Stephen - Glenavon (Northern Ireland)
Obama - Murcia (Spain)