Big, Bad List Of Footballers With Outrageous Middle Names

Chris Wright

7th, January 2014


By Chris Wright

Almost every football fan is familiar with the likes of Bobby ‘Chelsea’ Moore, Emile ‘Ivanhoe’ Heskey and Gary ‘Winston’ Lineker, but we though we may be able to tempt you with a fairly comprehensive list of other footballer’s with outrageous and/or strange and/or ridiculous middle names.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…

Germany Soccer Champions League

Jurgen Norbert Klopp, Borussia Dortmund

France Disneyland 20th Anniversary

David Désiré Marc Ginola, ex-Newcastle


Gylffi Thor Sigurdsson, Tottenham

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park

Jores Charlemagne Okore, Aston Villa

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group E - Chelsea v FC Basel - Stamford Bridge

Marco Wulfort Cornelius van Ginkel, Chelsea

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Derby County v Crystal Palace - Pride Park

Kagisho Evidence Dikgacoi, Crystal Palace

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Birmingham City v Doncaster Rovers - St Andrews'

Stephen Babeson Carr, ex-Birmingham

Britain Soccer Premier League

Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck, Man Utd

Soccer - Football League Division One - Arsenal

Bob Primrose Wilson, ex-Arsenal

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Crystal Palace v Norwich City - Selhurst Park

Cameron Zishan Rana Jerome, Crystal Palace

Soccer - Capital One Cup - Second Round - Burnley v Preston North End - Turf Moor

Kevin Cyril Davies, Preston North End

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Chelsea - Emirates Stadium

Kieran Ricardo Gibbs, Arsenal

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Everton - Liberty Stadium

Phil Nikodem Jagielka, Everton

Soccer - Marseille

Chris Roland Waddle, ex-Sheff Wed

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Hull City v Liverpool - KC Stadium

Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson, Liverpool (is it just us, or does ‘McLeod Cooper’ sound like an awesome name for a 70’s Blaxploitation detective?)


Charles Joseph Hart, Man City

Soccer - Euro 2000 - Group D - France v Denmark

Peter Boleslaw (which, contrary to popular belief, is not the Danish word for ‘potato’) Schmeichel, ex-Man Utd

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Stoke City v Norwich City - Britannia Stadium

Johan Kelvin Elmander, Norwich City

Soccer - Alex Ferguson File Photo

Rutgerus ‘Ruud’ Johannes Martinius van Nistelrooy, ex-Man Utd

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Everton v Southampton - Goodison Park

Jack Frank Porteous Cork, Southampton

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Hull City v Stoke City - KC Stadium

Roy Maurice Keane, ex-Man Utd

Soccer - Pre-Season Friendly - Reading v Swansea City - Madejski Stadium

Nathan Antone Jonah Dyer, Swansea

Soccer - FIFA World Cup Qualifying - Group A - Wales v Macedonia - Cardiff City Stadium

Ashley Darel Jazz Richards, Swansea

Soccer - FIFA World Cup Qualifying - Group F - Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Press Conference - Hilton Hotel

Gareth Gerald McAuley, West Brom

Soccer - FA Carling Premiership - Liverpool Photocall

Mark Everton Walters, ex-Liverpool

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - White Hart Lane

Jussi Albert Jaaskelainen, West Ham

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion - Upton Park

Kevin Jance Nolan, West Ham

Spain Soccer Champions League

Gerard Pique Bernabeu, Barcelona (we can’t imagine why he keeps that one quiet)

Late additions: Vurnon San Benito Anita, Newcastle (@adamjgosling), Louis Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal, Holland (Lukass), Julian Maria Speroni, Crystal Palace (RN).

Any more middle-name corkers you know of that we’ve missed? Feel free to let us know…