Young Brazilian Boy Named After So Many Members Of France 2006 World Cup Squad He Can’t Even Remember His Own Name!

Chris Wright

3rd, July 2014


By Chris Wright


A seven-year-old Brazilian boy has hit the headlines in his native land after it emerged his fanatical father named him after almost the entire France World Cup squad of yore!

The boy’s father, Petrucio Santos became passionate about France and French football after visiting the country.

Indeed, Petrucio was so enamoured by all things Gallic that, when his son was born shortly after France beat Brazil at the World Cup in ’06, he named him after Zinedine Zidane…among several other members of the squad.

The boy’s name in full: Zinedine Yazid Zidane Thierry Henry Barthez Eric Felipe Silva Santos

Thankfully, the poor little guy is know simply as “Zidane” which is good news for the young’n himself as, while he’s got his first

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