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20 Famous Footballers Who Are Known By Their Nicknames But Not Their Real Names

The game of football is unarguably one of the most prestigious and interesting sports in the whole world. A lot of football clubs compete against each other in different leagues in the football game, and these clubs consists of players who come together to form a team. 

However, there are lots of football players who are playing for different clubs in the football game, and some of them have already retired. But you will come to agree with me that some of these football legends that we all know made use of their nicknames in place of their real names during their football career, which led to many individuals not knowing these players by their real names. These football players are no doubt regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time in the history of football.

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Therefore, in line with this article, we are going to be looking at the real names of some of these top football players who are known by their nicknames. So stay tuned till the end to find out about these star players.

  • Isco (Spanish football player currently playing for )

Real Name: Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez

  • Hulk (Brazilian football player currently playing for Atletico Mineiro)Real Name: Givanildo Vieira
  • Pepe (Portuguese football player currently playing for FC Porto)
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Real Name: Kepler Laveran

  • Pele (Brazilian former football player)

Real Name: Edson Arantes

  • Nani (Portuguese football player currently playing for Venezia)

Real Name: Luis Carlos

  • Robinho (Brazilian former football player)

Real Name: Robson

  • Kaka (Former Brazilian football player)

Real Name: Ricardo Santos

  • Deco (Brazilian-Portuguese former football player)

Real Name: Anderson Luis

  • Dida (Brazilian former football player )

Real Name: Nelson Silva

  • Cafu (Brazilian former football player)

Real Name: Marcos Morais

  • Pato (Brazilian football player currently playing for Orlando City)

Real Name: Alexandre Rodrigues Da Silva

  • Dunga (Brazilian former football player)

Real Name: Carlos Verri

  • Bebeto (Brazilian former football player)
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Real Name: Jose Roberto Oliveira

  • Marquinhos (Brazilian football player currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain)

Real Name: Marcos Correa

  • Koke (Spanish football player currently playing for Atletico Madrid)

Real Name: Jorge Merodio

  • Chicharito (Mexican football player currently playing for LA Galaxy)

Real Name: Javier Hernandez

  • Gabi (Spanish former football player)

Real Name: Gabriel Fernandez Arenas

  • Zico (Brazilian former football player )

Real Name: Arthur Coimbra

  • Nolito (Spanish football player currently playing as a forward for Celta)

Real Name: Manuel Duran

  • Ronaldinho (Brazilian former football player)

Real Name: Moreira

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