Football is the most popular sport and is followed in every country. With over millions and billions of football fans, playing fantasy football has been a rage among all. Starting from managers to players, unlike cricketers or any other sportspersons, very few people are aware of the real name of the soccer player.
Online fantasy football leagues are incomplete without the important names like Pele, Maradona, Messi and Ronaldo. But there are a few names which are impossible to pronounce. When the same flashes on the screen, fans go nuts with the difficulty of calling these players by their names! Especially while playing fantasy football in India, the players get confused with such difficult names as most of them are European players.
Various linguistic roots, have made the simple life of these few mentioned players problematic! Here’s a list of the 8 most difficult names of soccer players in world football.
This footballer is Armenian by birth and was born in 1989. Although, it’s not very difficult to pronounce the first name, however the surname is derived from the Armenian word “mekhitar”. Standing true to the meaning of his surname, Henrikh is a hardworking and creative midfielder playing for Roma club. When this player features in any fantasy premier leagues, players face the dilemma of taking his name!
Born in the year 1986, this man will surely give your teeth jerk if you try to maintain the authentic pronunciation of his name. A completely determined and versatile soccer player, he made been recently playing as a midfielder for Shenzhen FC. Although there’s no second thoughts about Dzemaili’s talents however, his name is a barrier in the path of his popularity.
Like many other German players, Stefan’s surname is also a difficult one. Born in the year 1984 he is one of the top strikers of the team. Out of 34 league appearances till date, this soccer player has been able to score 25 goals and has been recently capped as the Bundesliga top scorer for 2012-2013 season. He is an honest, successful and a celebrated soccer player. he has made several appearances in the online fantasy football games and hence is quite popular among the new generation.
Yet another German player like Stefan, Kevin also has a very unfortunate surname, which might seem difficult to many. Born in the year 1988, he is currently playing as a right back and winger for KFC Uerdingen. He is also the two times winner of the Bundesliga title and was also a part of the FIFA World cup in 2014.
Going few years back to 1990, you can find another such player of Polish origin who is currently playing as a goalkeeper for Juventus. Szczesny – this Polish surname as a separate meaning of its own. In Polish the word means a person who is a fast learner and can make peace in every situation. Keeping pace to his surname, Wojciech is undoubtedly a brilliant player with high responsibility levels. Including such players in fantasy premier leagues can be a useful strategy.
Did you just break your teeth while pronouncing the name and the surname? Won’t be a surprising fact if such case happens. The word Papastathopoulos is a Greek word which means a person who is clever and has the potential of establishing impossible things in life. Unlucky for him, his surname s too big to be written on his jersey and on his kit!
Born in the year 1990, he is the current striker of AIK. His name and surname may seem strange to you. However, its common among Icelanders. The meaning of the word Sigborsson is an independent and a perfectionist person. He has successfully scored 35 goals for the local club and 26 goals for the Iceland national team. While playing fantasy football in India, taking these names becomes a bit difficult indeed!
Long back in 1985, Jakub was born and player for the Polish national team as a captain for a long time. Błaszczykowski in simple words means the individual with the ability to attain great amount of success. Although he has not been a famous name among either live soccer world or fantasy football games, however he was a great passer and good defender in whatever team he played on.