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Top 25 football players you can’t recognise by their birth names

Many football players don’t use their birth names on their jersey backs. Some footballers do this cause their names are large enough to be used as their jersey name or for any personal reason. Their real names are almost unknown to the world.

Their real birth names are so unknown that most of you wouldn’t be able to recognise them by that name.

Here’s the list of the top 25 football players you probably won’t recognise by their real birth name:

25. Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham

Commonly known as: Tammy Abraham
Club: AS Roma (Serie A)
Country: England

Lionel Messi

24. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini

Commonly known as: Lionel Messi
Club: Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1)
Country: Argentina

23. Marcos Aoas Correa

Commonly known as: Marquinhos
Club: Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1)
Country: Brazil

22. Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez

Commonly known as: Isco
Club: Sevilla (LaLiga)
Country: Spain

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21. Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite

Commonly known as: Kaka
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

20. Edson Arantes do Nascimento

Commonly known as: Pele
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

19. Charles Joseph John Hart

Commonly known as: Joe Hart
Club: Celtic (Scottish Premiership)
Country: England

18. Gerard Pique Bernabeu

Commonly known as: Gerard Pique
Club: Retired
Country: Spain

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17. Bamidele Jermaine Alli

Commonly known as: Dele Alli
Club: Beşiktaş (Super Lig)
Country: England

16. Marcos Evangelista de Morais

Commonly known as: Cafu
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

15. Gervais Yao Kuassi

Commonly known as: Gervinho
Club: Aris (Super League Greece)
Country: Ivory Coast

14. Albert Roger Mooh Miller

Commonly known as: Roger Milla
Club: Retired
Country: Cameroon

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13. Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira

Commonly known as: Pepe
Club: Porto (Primeira Liga)
Country: Portugal

12. Anderson Luis de Souza

Commonly known as: Deco
Club: Retired
Country: Portugal

11. Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan

Commonly known as: Trezeguet
Club: Trabzonspor (Super Lig)
Country: Egypt

10. Manoel Francisco dos Santos

Commonly known as: Garrincha
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

9. Givanildo Vieira de Sousa

Commonly known as: Hulk
Club: Atlético Mineiro (Brasileiro Série A)
Country: Brazil

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8. Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha

Commonly known as: Nani
Club: Melbourne Victory (A-League)
Country: Portugal

7. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira

Commonly known as: Ronaldinho
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

6. Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima

Commonly known as: Ronaldo
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

5. Robson de Souza

Commonly known as: Robinho
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

4. Fernando Luiz Roza

Commonly known as: Fernandinho
Club: Athletico Paranaense (Brasileiro Série A)
Country: Brazil

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3. Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira

Commonly known as: Socrates
Club: Retired
Country: Brazil

2. Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes

Commonly known as: Pauleta
Club: Retired
Country: Portugal

1. Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal

Commonly known as: Louis van Gaal
Club: Retired
Country: Netherlands

If you know any other footballer whose common name is totally different from their birth name then tell us in the comments.

Do check out: Top football players who have insured their body parts

Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.


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