Funniest Fantasy Football team Names You Can Give 

One of the most popular pastimes around the football season is fantasy premier league. And 11Wickets helps you to get started in building your dream 11 team. 

Each of the major football tournaments around the world means the return of fantasy football season. 

Hence, when you are building your fantasy football league team, you need to give a name to your teams. Normally what you do? You give just some random names to the teams, names which are similar to your names or make names with your favourite words. 

However, if you wish, you can take a suggestion from the list here; we have collected from different sites.

Following are a few Funniest Fantasy Football team Names: 

Deshaun of the Dead 

Baby Got Dak 

Jason Kelce’s Tailor 

Jason Kelce’s Speech Writer 

Baker’s Dozen 

All Barkley, All Bite  

Guns & Rosen 

The Fabulous Baker Boy 

Rosen Up Your Bow 

A Kiss from a Rosen 

Dak to the Future 

Golden Tate Warriors 

Shake it Goff 

Golden Taint 

Zeke Squad 

Hartline Bling 

PokeMoncrief 

Fournettecation 

Little Red Fournette 

Hide & Zeke 

When the Le’Veon Breaks 

Dalvin & The Chipmunks 

Le’Veon a Prayer 

Le’Veon la Vida Loca 

Highway to Bell 

Game of Jones 

Julio Let the Dogs Out 

Julio Think You Are? 

My Ball Zach Ertz 

Goff Balls 

My TE Ertz When Eifert 

It’s Too Late to Say Amari 

Eiferted 

Stairway to Evans 

San Francisco 4th & 9ers 

Hot Lockett 

Knockin on Evans Door 

Roethlisberger Helper 

2 Gurley’s 1 Cup 

GurleyThings 

The Gurley Gates 

Runs Like a Gurley 

A Zeke Outlook 

Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood 

All About That Bosa 

The Walking Dez 

Dez-ed & Confused 

Dez Nuts 

Dez Dispencers 

Wentz, Twice — Three Times a Lady 

From Wentz You Came 

Dude, Where’s Derek Carr? 

Inglourious Bradfords 

Forte inch Ditka 

Chronic Masterdeflater 

Discount Belichick 

Check My Balls 

Yo Belichick Yo Self 

Super Mario-ta 

Mariota Had a Little Lamb 

Jamaal About That Bass 

Marcus Mari…otto 

Jamaal Charles in Charge 

JJ S.W.A.T.T. Team 

Turn Down for Watt 

The JPP Fireworks Incident 

1.21 JJ WATTS 

You Down With JPP? 

Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam! 

Hernandez Hit Men 

You Kaepernick the Future 

Geno 911! 

InstaJimmyGraham 

13 Reason Ajayi 

Inglorious Staffords 

A few more names to remember:

Backfields and McCoys 

Mike Vick in a box 

Stafford Infection 

My Percy’s on Broadway 

Montee Can Buy you Happiness 

Cry Me a Rivers 

In a Van Down by the Rivers 

50 Trent 

Pitch a Trent 

Drake’s New Favorite Team 

Waka Flacco Flame 

Mount Douchemore 

U Mad Bro? 

Rudolph Redzone Reindeer 

Abdullah Oblongata 

Trolling Crabtree 

Suh Girls, One Cup 

Kung Suh Panda 

Boy Named Suh 

The Big Gronkowski 

It’s a Hard Gronk Life 

We Wilfork You 

Keyshawn Beliebs 

Wilfork Dance Party 

Evil Empire 

No Money Manziel 

Revis’ Vineyard 

OBJYN 

Bend it Like Beckham Jr. 

Jay-Z’s My Agent 

Remember the Titans 

Off to Tennessee the Whiz 

Kissing Suzy Kolber 

Smokin’ Jay Cutler 

Kaepernick Swag 

Sherman’s Last Rant 

Mannings’ O-Face 

The Boldin the Beautiful 

Mr. UGG Boots 

Gisele’s Bundchens 

The Brady Bunch 

Brady Gaga 

Luck Beat A Brady Tonight 

No Romo 

Call Me the Brees 

Laces Out 

Big Ol’ Bortles 

Show Me the Money 

Forgetting Brandon Marshall 

Favre Dollar Footlong 

It’s Always Runny in Philadelphia 

Makin’ It DWayne 

Up All Night to Get Luck-y 

Luckness Monster 

Slow White Bronco 

Enjoy making teams with these names and play fantasy football! 

Few facts about football you might not know

Football is known as soccer outside America. But when we watch the FIFA, we watch football and when we play fantasy sports, we normally play fantasy football. 

And this beautiful sport has some mind-blowing fact we do not know. Perhaps you play on field football at your club or play online games, the fantasy football; it’s quite possible that you have missed these facts. Read on: 

Origin of the word soccer 

Did you know that the word “soccer” originated from an abbreviation of “association football”? In 1880s, students of Oxford University used to abbreviate words by adding “er” to the end. Charles Wreford Brown, a student at Oxford, is normally credited for the word but there is no strong evidence to support. 

Mob Soccer 

Did you know that between the 7th and 9th century a violent game emerged between some villages? The object of the game was for one village to force a ball into the center square of the foe’s village. The game became so cruel that neighbouring villages would take cover and block their windows. 

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Pele 

Pele helped lead Brazil to the FIFA World Cup Championship at age 17. The real name Pele, is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is the only person to have won the World Cup three times as a player. He scored 1,281 goals in his professional career and is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time. 

Juggling World Record 

The world record for juggling a soccer ball non-stop is 19 hours and 30 minutes. Martinho Eduardo Orige of Brazil juggled a regulation size soccer ball non-stop, meaning the ball did not touch the ground at all. This world record was recorded in 2003 August. 

India wishes to play barefoot 

India withdrew from the 1950 World Cup tournament because FIFA hadn’t permitted the team to play barefoot. It was the 1st time India got qualified but refused to continue as they wanted to play barefoot. 

Most Olympic Gold Medals 

Did you know that Hungary is the country with the most Olympic Gold medals? Since 1908, Hungary has won 3 times. However, Argentina, United Kingdom and Uruguay are close behind, each winning 2. The United States Women’s team has made it to every final match in the Olympics since 1996. They have won 3 out of 4 Gold medal finals, only losing to Norway in 2000. 

Chile banned from World Cup 

Chile was once banned from playing in World cup. It was the year 1994. During a qualifying match for the 1990 World Cup, Chile was down 1-0 Brazil. A loss would have meant elimination form the World Cup tournament. At around 67th minute of the match, the Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the ground due to being hit by a firework. The team refused to continue to play and the match went unfinished. But, when FIFA reviewed the footage, it was found that no firework ever hit Rojas. He faked it with the hope that they would be making a replay game. FIFA awarded Brazil the win, banned Chile from the 1994 World Cup, and banned Rojas for life. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy games! 

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Winners List of FIFA World Cup

Soccer or football, as we know it, is the most popular sport on the planet. It is even catching on in the small nations who are not that active in the sport, as fans have more access than ever to watch matches being played around the world. And like all sports, we feel the need of turning this attention into the fantasy football leagues 

So, if you are going to join a fantasy football team, you are going to need all the information you can collect about the football teams and their team members to build a strong team by evaluating their current performances and past records. The past record of an entire team effect during the selection of a player from the team. Perhaps you are inclined to take a particular team; hence we have the entire information of the winning teams in FIFA World Cup from 1930. Read on: 

Following are the Winners List of FIFA World Cup:

In FIFA World Cup 1930 Uruguay, Uruguay was the winner nation with the outcome of Uruguay 4-2 Argentina. 

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During FIFA World Cup 1934 Italy, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia. 

In FIFA World Cup 1938 Italy, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of Italy 4-2 Hungary. 

During FIFA World Cup 1950 Brazil, Uruguay was the winner nation with the outcome of Uruguay 2-1 Brazil. 

At FIFA World Cup 1954 Switzerland, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 3-2 Hungary. 

During FIFA World Cup 1958 Sweden, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 5-2 Sweden. 

In FIFA World Cup 1962 Chile, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia. 

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During FIFA World Cup 1966 England, England was the winner nation with the outcome of England 4-2 Germany. 

At FIFA World Cup 1970 Mexico, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 4-1 Italy. 

During FIFA World Cup 1974 Germany, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 2-1 Holland. 

In FIFA World Cup 1978 Argentina, Argentina was the winner nation with the outcome of Argentina 3-1 Holland. 

During FIFA World Cup 1982 Spain, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of Italy 3-1 Germany. 

At FIFA World Cup 1986 Mexico, Argentina Argentina 3-2 Germany. 

During FIFA World Cup 1990 Italy, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 1-0 Argentina. 

In FIFA World Cup 1994 USA, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of initially 0-0 and then Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in penalties. 

During FIFA World Cup 1998 France, France was the winner nation with the outcome of France 3-0 Brazil. 

At FIFA World Cup 2002 Japan/ South Korea, Brazil was the winner nation with the outcome of Brazil 2-0 Germany. 

During FIFA World Cup 2006 Germany, Italy was the winner nation with the outcome of initially 1-1, and then Italy beat France 5-3 in penalties. 

In FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa, Spain was the winner nation with the outcome of Spain 1-0 Netherlands. 

During FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil, Germany was the winner nation with the outcome of Germany 1-0 Argentina. 

In the last FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia, France is the winning nation with the outcome of France 4-2 Croatia. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football! 

History of Portugal Much Deeper Than Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal Football team is one of the best teams in the world. Every time you choose Portuguese footballers in your fantasy football team, they prove it. Perhaps that is the symbol that an online fantasy football team is never complete without a Portugal member in it. 

And who is the life of Portugal team in the recent years? It is obviously, Cristiano Ronaldo!  

The Golden Generation of Portuguese soccer has been the nation developing a few brilliant talents lately. This has propelled the national team to a FIFA ranking as high as number 3. It is the highest the nation has ever achieved. 

Portugal team has been able to reach the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup on two occasions, 1966 and 2006. The team got their best ever finish as the third team in 1966 event. Regionally, Portugal team has reached the finals of European tournament in 2004. 

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The football playing style of Portuguese 

Portugal playing style of football is typical of Latin American styles, bearing a passing similarity with the Brazilian playing style of their former South American colony. 

Much less physical than the English football, Portugal Football depends on the details. They also depend on talent of the gifted players to get success in any match. It is hugely dependant on having players who possess the skills to be able to win one-on-one battles and complete the scoring chances whenever available. 

The bulk of the football play is built up through the midfield with lots of passing and possession.  Players will make quick runs at net with the ball at their feet, or look for through balls to open space.  Counter-attacks and long balls are seldom seen as these types of plays typically give up the possession that the style depends on. 

Defensively, Portugal does not have the same level of power as the Italian team may possess, nor does it focus on a principally defensive style of play.  Like Brazil, Portugal instead prefers to maintain ball control to limit opposition chances. 

The Future of Portuguese football 

Many of the players from the golden generation have by now retired or are fast approaching the end of their global careers.  As a result, a new era of players, spearheaded by the compelling superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, is leading the charge on the global front. 

The new generation has large shoes to fill in order to achieve the same level of promise as years past.  Even though little was actually won, the teams of years past were very competitive. 

Enjoy reading and playing online football! 

The Tale of German Football Team

German Soccer team, who is ruling the FIFA World ranking this year, has some glorious past. Your fantasy football league cannot be complete without the inclusion of German team. 

So, let’s together drift into the past and know this team better and then include it in the fantasy football team. 

Soon after its 1863 founding in England, football spread the English Channel to all the nations of continental Europe. In Germany, fussball took hold fast and by 1920s it was rated as the nation’s popular sport. In 2014, the German men’s national team became the top in FIFA world ranking and the women team in number 2 spot behind US.  

World Cup Journey for Germany 

Germany football team snagged their 4th World Cup championship in 2014, with earlier wins in 1954, 1974 and 1990. The team has also finished second in four additional World Cups out of a total of 18 World Cup appearances making Germany the top football team in total appearances, eight in the World Cup final. In the year 2014, Germany had beaten Brazil, which was the host nation 7 to 1 in semi final match, on its way to dispatch Argentina in the final, 1 to 0.  

In addition, the German women won the Women’s World Cup, held 6 times, in 2003 and 2007 and came second in 1995. 

Famous Male Players of the German Soccer Team from history 

Franz Beckenbauer, a sweeper for Bayern Munich, tops all lists of star players for his defensive prowess and his wins as both a player and manager in the World Cup. Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, also with Bayern, was part of eight German Bundesliga championships and a ferocious presence at the 2002 World Cup, keeping a depleted “Mannschaft” — as the team is known by home fans — in contention. Miroslav Klose holds Germany’s scoring record in international competition, with 71 goals, besting Gerd Muller’s 68. Ageless dynamo Lothar Matthaus drew kudos as an all-world midfielder, and played in five World Cups. Center forward Jurgen Klinsmann, who played with Matthaus at Inter Milan, also found the goal for Germany’s men in Italy in 1990; in 2011, Klinsmann became the U.S. men’s coach. 

Best Female Players of the German Soccer Team from history 

Germany’s woman are famous for strong goalkeepers, including Nadine Angerer and Silke Rottenberg. Up front, striker Birgit Prinz has been voted FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year on three occasions. She slotted home 128 goals in 214 national team appearances. In addition to their two World Cup victories, the German women also have eight European championships. 

Enjoy reading and happy playing fantasy football!

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Famous Nicknames of the Footballer and their Tales Part 2

Do you remember our post where is talk about the famous nicknames of footballers? We hadn’t finished that post as we have many more to share with you. Fantasy football will be much more fun to play, if you are aware of these nicknames. 

So are you up for another part of interesting nicknames of your favourite footballers? Read them before you begin selecting your fantasy premier league teams

Read on before you give a nickname to your fantasy football team:

The King: Eric Cantona given the nickname as the king as the guys was king of the ground. And he was the greatest player of the Manchester United. 

El Angel Gabriel: Gabriel Batistuta named El Angel Gabriel who was basically from Argentina. 

The human lift: Sebastiano Rossi was Italian goalkeeper famous for his remarkable height and athletic skills. 

Sissi: Sisleide Lima do Amor is the Brazilian player. He was just 16 years old when he received the golden boot award. 

A Muralha Azul: Dida whose name was Nelson de Jesus Silva was the best goalkeeper of Brazil. He had the nickname which means the blue wall. 

The shorty: Romario O Baixinho who was a Brazilian striker at 5 ft. 4 in., yet he was incredibly agile and a thorn in the feet of opposing defenders.  

La Brujita: The nickname means the little witch and was given to Argentine young player. He took the name from his father Juan Ramon. 

The Czech Cannon: Pavel Nedved who was Italian was given the nickname for his accurate delivery and fantastic penalty kicks. 

Magic Dwarf: Philipp Lahm was German player who was only 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He was known for his intelligence as ground was named as magic dwarf. 

The fifth Beatle: George best who was named so because he was stylish, handsome and one of the only men at the time to rival the fame of the music group. 

Chopper: The ex-Chelsea player Ron Harris was named chopper because of his aggressive behaviour and tackling capacities. 

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El Torero: Paolo Rossi names as El torero after the 1982 world cup in which he scored big exploits. 

The Giraffe: As the name suggest, the nickname was given to Jack Charleton. It was because of his long legs and high neck. 

Take a list of few more nicknames:

Mayor of Street: Edgar Davids was the former Tottenham and Juventus player was famous for his fierce style of play. 

Piranha: Edgar Davids was also known by the name and also by the name shark. 

El Muneco: El muneco means the doll. It was for the title to an Argentine player who was 168 cm tall. 

The Flying Flea: Jimmy Johnstone was a Scottish player who had nickname as the flying flea and was known for his amazing gameplay. 

Zeko: Zeko means rabbit which means the player was too fast at ground and the nickname was of Velimir Zajec. 

Pequeno Buda: Pequeno buda means little Buddha and the nickname was for Ivan de la Pena who was Spanish player as played as central midfielder and was famous for his bald head.  

Le Divin Chauve: The nickname means the baldheaded God and dedicates to he ex-French international goalkeeper who was famous for the rituals set by him and his teammate Laurent Blanc. 

The White Pele: Zico is famous as the white pele who was Brazilian midfielder and was the coach of national team as well. 

Der Ausserirdishche: Oliver Kahn, the best ever goalkeeper of Germany, had the name. He was the best player of the world cup 2002. 

The Extraterrestrial: Oliver Kahn had the name because of his elegant performance. 

Der Titan: Der titan means the titan and the nickname attributes to Oliver Kahn.. 

Volcano: Oliver Kahn also named as volcano because of his fantastic performance.  

Machtig Maus: The name means the mighty mouse and attributes to the famous player Kevin Keegan.  

El Buitre: The name is for the Emilio Butragueno who is famous Spanish striker and excellent player of Real Madrid. 

Take note in these ones listed below:

El Toro: The nickname is of Argentine forward player Mario Kempes who won golden boot award in the world cup 1978. 

Prince Polley: Prince Opoku is Ghanian striker who was famous for his exploits at the FC twente.

Petit Prince: Daniel Bravo attributed with the name who was French national and played as midfielder and started career at a young age of 19. 

Super Mario: Mario Basler had the name because of his outstanding set pieces and creativity in the football ground. 

Donkey: Well, this is definitely not the best nickname for a footballer but had credited by Tony Adams who was English captain and famous for captaining the title wining in three different decades.

Spillo: Alessandro Altobelli credited the name as Spillo who was Italian forward player and winner of the 1982 world cup. 

The Beast: The beast name attributes to the great French player Marcel Desailly who was defensive midfielder and known for his strength, consistency, and hard tackling style. 

Stan the Man: Stan collymore was English striker who was at the time most expensive player and signed for more than $8.5 million. 

Profesore: Gunnar Gren who was the Swedish football player famous for his un-matched tactical skills and had nickname of Profesore or professor. 

La Perla: La Perla means the pearl and is the name of famous Julen Guerrero famous for his ambidexterity.  

The Blind Venetian: Massimo Taibi played for Manchester United as a goalkeeper and is famous for his poor performance. 

Speedy Gonzalez: The name is of famous footballer Cristian Gonzalez who was famous for his speed and aggression and was part of world cup 2002. 

Lion de Rekem: The Belgian defender Eric Gerets had nickname as the lion de rekem who was famous for dark and long hair. 

A few more:

El Narizon: Carlos Bilardo was  the El Narizon which means the big nose and he belonged to Argentina.  

La Joya: La Joya means the jewel and attributes to the Portuguese player Paulo Futre. He made world cup appearance as well as played for many clubs in the Spain, Japan, France, Italy, and Portugal.

Diablo: Diablo means devil and attributed to Bolivian national Marco Etcheverry. He is one of the best footballer of all time. 

Olen: Olen is for deer and is the nickname of Russian player who became politician as well and his name was Dmitrij Alenichev.  

Desert Maradona: Desert Maradona is the name of Saudi Arabian player. He appeared in the world cups as well and his name was Al Owaeran. 

Billy: Billy attributes to the Alessandro Costacueta, the Italian defender known for his skills and performance. 

Kun: Sergio Aguero was the argentine player who had the nickname of Kun. It had taken from famous cartoon series as his appearance was like kun character. 

Flout de Neu: Ronald Koeman, from Holland, had the name from Barcelona fans. It was because of his complexion and he also resembled the character of flout de neu. 

Disorderly: Duncan Ferguson who was standing at 6 ft. 4 in., the Scottish player scores more goals than any other player of his country in the Premier League but was famous for his red cards and antics on the field. 

Big Dunc: The name also attributes to Duncan Ferguson. 

Village at Elland Road: Jonathan Woodgate who was K. defender who is most famous for the best responses to a routine questionnaire. 

Super Frank: Frank Lampard who was possibly the greatest player in the history of Chelsea, he went from Fat Frank to Super Frank. 

A set of some more nicknames:

Tank: Tank is the nickname of Saed Kolasinac who was from Bosnia and played for Arsenal. 

El Nino Maravialla: The nickname means the squirrel which attributes to the famous player Alexis Sanchez. It was because of his climbing and restless habit of climbing on buildings of hometown. 

Little Mozart: The nickname is of famous player of Tomas Rosicky. He gained the title because of his abilities and epic gameplay. 

Hulk: Hulk is the nickname of Givanildo Vieira de Souza from Brazil who was tall, strong, and huge. 

Roadrunner: The roadrunner is the nickname of Aaron Lennon from England. He was famous for his epic speed and classic gameplay. 

Crazy Horse: Emlyn Hughes of England earned the nickname because he was famous for his commitments and galloping runs. He was crazy on the field. 

Zizou: Zizou is the name of world’s most acknowledged footballer of all times, the great Zinedine Zidane. A French player, Zidane got famous for his head hit to the opponent in world cup final. 

El Fenomeno: Ronaldo has the nickname El fenomeno. He became the star of all time and is among the best strikers of all time. 

Sparky: Mark Hughes is from Wales who is Sparky. The nickname earned by him as he and his mates decided to look for a comic book and Hughes chose Sparky. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football league!

Unusual Facts About Soccer

The popularity of football makes FIFA World Cup the world’s most viewed sporting event. Football is being played in more than 200 nations. In an average, 250 million people play football across the globe all year round. Being both Olympic and Paralympic sport, football is quite famous in the online world as a fantasy football sport. 

Let us tell you some facts about soccer which will make your online fantasy football games more interesting: 

Read on the few facts:

The largest Football tournament saw no less than 5,098 teams. They competed in 1999 for the second Bangkok League Seven-a-Side Competition. Over 35,000 players participated. 

Based on video evidence, one of the fastest ever scored was in 2.8 seconds by Ricardo Olivera (Uruguay) in December 1998. 

The maximum number of goals scored by one player in a single Football match was 16. It scored by Stephan Stanis (France) playing for Racing Club de Lens in December 1942. 

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Football players run an average of 9.65 kms during every game. 

Football goalies didn’t have to wear different coloured shirts from their teammates until 1913. 

The World’s First Football Club was the English Sheffield Football Club. It was founded in 1857 by Colonel Nathaniel Cresswick and Major William Priest, two British Army officers. 

The very first game of basketball was played with a soccer ball. 

The highest scoring game was clocked 149-0. Stade Olympique de L’emyrne, a team from Madagascar scored their own goals. They did it as a form of protest for the unfair decision by referee in the previous game. 

European Teams have reached every World Cup final, except for the finals of 1930 and 1950.

Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian born Chelsea player injured his legs while celebrating his debut goal in a pre-season match, while Luigi Riva broke a spectator’s arm with his powerful shot. 

Ronaldinho came into limelight when scored 23 goals in a 23-0 game when he was only 

Pele was the first to call football “the beautiful game”. 

The first black football player was Arthur Wharton in the 1800s. 

Some more of them:

England came up with the word “soccer”. It’s a shortened version of “Association Football” that was changed to “Assoc Football”. This was changed to “Soccer”. In 19th century England, it was popular to add the “-er” sound to shortened words. 

Only Americans and Canadians call football “soccer”. 

In 1998, lightening killed an entire football team. The catastrophe occurred in Congo during a match between the villages of Bena Tshadi and nearby Basangana.  

In 1964, a referee’s call during a football match in Peru caused a riot that killed over 300 people. 

The Portuguese boast of scoring the world’s greatest goals to game ratio of 1.77. The team has found the net an incredible 331 times in just 187 games for Sporting Lisbon between 1937 and 1949 (compared to Messi’s 0.82 for Barcelona). 

ASEC Abidjan of Cote d’Ivoire was unbeaten for 108 games between 1989 and 1994. 

Neil Armstrong originally wanted to take a football to the moon – but NASA deemed it to be un-American. 

Globally, there are 27 professional football clubs that take a Beatles song as their nickname – Villarreal in Spain being the most famous (the Yellow Submarines). 

The ball used in professional football has remained exactly the same size and shape for 120 years – 28inches in circumference. 

Happy reading! 

The star of two sports – Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry is making wave across the globe. Why? When you are a fan of fantasy sports, you are bound to stay updated about real sports. In the women’s Ashes Test match, Perry became the seventh batswoman to score a double century. Since then, social media is just talking about one name and that’s Perry. 

Think about it, you must have found Ellyse Perry’s name in your fantasy football as well as fantasy cricket matches while making the team. 

That is because she is one of those women sportsperson who has participated and won in ICC Women’s World Cup and the World T20 and also participated FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011 and scored goal against Sweden. And mind that the goal was a spectacular one. 

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So let’s know a few facts about this 27 years old Australian young lady: 

Perry became the youngest Australian in International Cricket at the age of just 16 in July 2017. 

She has played for Australia in 2008 Olympic qualifiers. 

Ellyse Perry is the 1st Australian citizen to represent her country in both cricket and football world cup. 

Ellyse Perry was the first signing and captain of the Sydney Sixers side at Women’s Big Bash League during the inaugural season. 

She is named as Wisden Women Cricketer of the year in 2016. 

Ellyse Perry’s 213 not out is the highest test score for Australian women, which she scored on November 11, 2017. 

Ellyse Perry’s marvellous achievements as a woman sportsperson make for remarkable reading. She has achieved enormous success at peak level across both football and cricket. 

Enjoy knowing her and play fantasy sports! 

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Famous Nicknames of the Footballer and their Tales

Soccer or football is the most popular sport in the world so essentially a lot of people play fantasy football leagues! 

Fantasy football permits a soccer fan to act like a real manager, predict the form of a footballer, match outcomes and enhance your sports skill and knowledge. Building your online football team needs you select from the available list of players. 

These players have these nicknames sometimes because of their playing style and at times because of their personal style.

Let’s take a look at some of the Footballer Player’s nickname. 

Chicharito:

Javier Hernandez, the famous Mexican footballer has this nickname. Short with 5 feet and 7 inches and given the nickname Chicharito which means little pea. Though, short height not the actual reason behind his nickname, he has the name as his father also looked like him. 

Hulk:

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa has the nickname of hulk because of his powerful and big feature. His father called him Hulk starting from his childhood as he was huge, strong and powerful and hence, after hestarted playing football, he had this name. 

Dave:

Cesar Azpilicueta got his name for a slip of tongue and for the difficulty in pronouncing his name. Once, Cesar accidentally answered to one of his teammates when he was calling for Dave, the bus driver. Chelsea fan picked up the accident rather quick and started calling his name as Dave. 

The Divine Ponytail: 

Roberto Baggio II, the famous Italian attacker known for his goal scoring capabilities and got his nickname from there. 

The Baby Faced Assassin:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s baby face got his nickname but this former player of Manchester was killer in the ground and scored goal distinctly. 

The Flea/O.A.T:

Lionel Messi has these two nicknames. This Argentinean footballer plays with the nerves of the opponent team and defines his strength by scoring goals in critical times. 

La Pulga:

Messi has the nickname as La Pulga in his own country Argentina. 

The Bank of Naples:

Hans Jeppson is a Swedish player has the nickname, also one of the most expensive transfers in the history of the football. 

The Butcher of Bilbao: 

Andoni Goikoetxea, a Spanish footballer known as the buther of bilbao who attempted to assassinate the career of Diego Maradona. 

One Size:

Fitz hall was a one size fits all English defender who was best known for his football career.

Tarzan: 

Carles puyol, a Spanish player known as Tarzan and he is a legendary icon. 

Rhino:

Keith Stevens has earned the nicknames because of his fearless tackling and the nose size. 

The Architect:

Andrea Pirlo has the nickname that was the Italian mid-fielder and has always set a rhythm for his team. 

Maestro/ Mozart/The Professor/The Metronome:

Because of his un-matched skills Andrea Pirlo was given these nicknames. 

Fenomeno:

Fenomeno means then phenomenon and was the nickname of Brazilian forward player who is a legend and famous for his score impeccable playing style. 

Real Ronaldo:

As the name suggest, the nickname is of Ronaldo. 

The Kaiser/The Emperor:

German player Franz Beckenbauer was known as the Kaiser because of his inspirational leadership. 

The King: 

Edson Arantes do Nascimento is the living Brazilian football legend who was the all-time best player. 

Pele:

Pele was also nickname of Edson Arantes do Nascimento. 

The Invincible Wall:

Gilberto Silva was the invincible wall as he was unbeaten in the ground. 

The Lazy Wizard:

Juan Riquelme was given the nickname as he was un-athletic, lazy and moody footballer. 

The one man show:

Ronaldinho was named with the nickname for his magical performances on ground. 

El Nino:

El nino means the kid and was the nickname of Fernando Jose Torres Sanz who is the Spanish footballer and became the captain of Atletico Madrid at a very young age. 

CR7/ O Robo/ The Robot:

Cristiano Ronaldo is known by these nicknames as he plays stiff. 

El pibe de Oro/ Hand of God:

The nickname means the golden boy and is the nickname of Diego Maradona who was brilliant in the ground and is Argentina’s football legend. 

Shaggy/ Sicknote:

These are nicknames of Darren Anderton which he earned because of his appearance. He used to be injured always before he played any match. 

The Gentle Giant:

This is the nickname of great John Charles who was tall, respectful, and powerful and was never having any controversy throughout his career. 

Black Panther/ The Black Spider:

These are nicknames of soviet soccer player who was also awarded with the golden boot and his name is lev Yashin. 

Bomber/ The fat one:

Gerd Muller who is the greatest German soccer player is known as bomber because of his technique to shot goals. He has also earned the nickname of the fat one. 

The big baby:

Francesco Totti who is a famous Rome player is named as the big baby because of the provocation which cost him ban of three matches when he spat on the opponent player. 

The Galloping Major:

Ferenc puskas is famous for scoring goals for his national team Hungary and scored 83 goals in 84 matches. 

Psycho:

Stuart Pearce earned the nickname because of his playing style and was aggressive and unforgivable. 

El Gato:

El gato means the cat and is given to Iker Casillas who is exceptional in performance. He has made unbelievable saves which were considered as miracles. 

The Ginger Ninja:

Paul Scholes earned the nicknamed who played for Manchester United because of his hair color and fantastic passing capacities.. 

Le Sulk:

The French striker Nicolas Anelka has the nickname who never seemed to smile on the field. 

The non-flying Dutchman/ The Menace:

Dennis Bergkamp was having fear to fly and was given the name. 

El Tractor:

El tractor is the name of Javier Zanetti who had excellent stamina and always ran tirelessly. 

Spice Boy/Beck:

David Beckham, an English football player has the nickname because of his attractive looks and he has married to Spice girl Victoria. 

The Pit Bull:

Gennaro Gattuso who was Italian player and won world cup and two champion’s trophy for his respective teams. 

El Pirata:

Esteban Granero has the nickname because of his beard and curly hair. 

These were few of the nicknames we listed. 

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