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Some great ones here. Our favourites ? Well you cant go far wrong with 'the Butcher of Bilbao' or 'Mad Dog' to be honest, both of which are absolutely spot on descriptions.

Flag   All Nicknames
Nickname Player
Afro-Paule Paul Breitner
the Artful Dodger Alan Wiley
Attila Mark Hateley
Axl Claudio Caniggia
the Baby-Faced Assasin Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
the Bank of Naples (O'Banco e' Napule) Hans Jeppson
Batigol Gabriel Batistuta
Beauty of the Night (Bello di Notte) Zbigniew Boniek
the Beast (el Bestia) Miguel Angel Nadal
the Beast Giles de Bilde
the Beaver (el Castor) Daniel Fonseca
the Belfast Boy George Best
the Berliner Beer (der Berliner Beer) Erich Beer
Bertie Bassett Alan Harper
Big Eck Alex McLeish
Big Phil Phil Scolari
Big Sam Sam Allardyce
the Bird (el Pajaro) Claudio Caniggia
the Black Gazelle (Gacela Negra) Faustino Asprilla
the Black Pearl Eusebio
the Black Tulip Ruud Gullit
the Blind One Juan Carlos Oblitas
the Blond Angel Bernd Schuster
the Blond Arrow (Saeta Rubia) Alfredo Di Stefano
Bob Giles de Bilde
Mr Bojangles Ron Atkinson
the Booming Canon (Canoncito Pum) Ferenc Puskas
Bouncy Alan Ball
the Bulldozer Adriano
the Busby Bomber Drew Busby
Bunny Robert Bell
Butch Ray Wilkins
the Butcher of Bilbao Andoni Goicoechea
the Cannon Eder
the Cannon (het Kanon) Evert Pluim
the Cat (Die Katze) Sepp Maier
the Chubby One (el Pocho) Ezequiel Lavezzi
the Cue (de Keu) Eddie Achterberg
Chieftain Silver Curl (Hauptling Silberlocke) Jupp Derwall
Chris Kiki Musampa
the Claw Alan Birchenall's Left Foot
Colin Neil Warnock
the Contortionist (het Slangenmens) Rob Rensenbrink
Crazy Horse Emlyn Hughes
the Curve (De Kromme) Willem Van Hanegem
Dave Patrick Agyemang
Dave Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu
the Devil (el Diablo) Nery Castillo
the Divine Ponytail Roberto Baggio
the Doll (el Muneco) Marcelo Gallardo
Dumbo (Dombo) Edwin van der Sar
the Elephant Man Davie Dodds
the Emperor (Imperador) Adriano
the Fifth Beatle George Best
Flappy (Flappie) Edwin van der Sar
the Galloping Major Ferenc Puskas
the Gardener Julio Cruz
the Genius Dejan Savicevic
the Gentle Giant John Charles
the Gnome (de Kabouter) Arie Obdam
the Gov'nor Paul Ince
the Green Angel (L'Ange Vert) Dominque Rocheteau
the Grumbler from Kerkrade (Knurrer von Kerkrade) Huub Stevens
the Gypsy (Le Gitan) Attila Ladynski
the Hammer of the Hibees John Robertson
the Hatchet Ruben Navarro
the Header Beast (das Kopfball Ungeheuer) Horst Hrubesch
Herman Ruud Krol
the Horseman of the Pitch (el Caballero de la Cancha) Emilio Butragueno
Jinky Jimmy Johnstone
der Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer
the King (O Rei) Pele
the Knot (de Knoest) Dick Tol
the Lamp Post (de Lantaarnpaal) John van Loen
the Lighthouse (de Vuurtoren) John van Loen
Little Brother (Ocsi) Ferenc Puskas
Little Buddha Ivan de la Pena
the Little Donkey (el Burrito) Ariel Ortega
Little Mozart Tomas Rosicky
the Little Witch (la Brujita) Juan Sebastian Veron
El Loco (the crazy one) Ramon Quiroga
the Lord of all Indoors Steve Zungul
Mad Dog Martin Allen
Mad Dog Emanuel Pogatetz
the Magic Man Jim Magilton
the Magician Milko Djurovski
the Magician Stanley Matthews
Mogga Tony Mowbray
Monument (Monumento) Dino Zoff
Mooncat Alan Harper
the Mortar of Rufino (el Mortero de Rufino) Bernabe Ferreyra
the Mosquitio Erik Mykland
the Moston Menace Ishmael Miller
Nail Wim Jonk
the Nail (de Spijker) Adri van Tiggelen
the Naughty Boy (de Ket) Giles de Bilde
Needle (Spillo) Alessandro Altobelli
the Non-Flying Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp
Norm Mark Crossley
Norris Lee Bowyer
the Oracle of Betondorp (het Oracle van Betondorp) Johan Cruyff
Patrick Swayze Arjan de Zeeuw
Peter Useless Peter Eustace (only whilst mananger)
the Phantom (das Phantom) Roy Makaay
Pichichi Rafael Moreno
the Pitbull (de Pitbull) Edgar Davids
Pixy Dragan Stojkovic
the Philosopher of Football Jorge Valdano
the President (le President) Laurent Blanc
the Preston Plumber Tom Finney
the Prince (le Prince, el Principe) Enzo Francescoli
the Raincoat (de Regenjas) Thijs Libregts
Rat Antoon Verlegh
Saint Marco (San Marco) Marco van Basten
the Sandman Dave Bassett
the Saviour (de Verlosser) Johan Cruyff
the Shaven One (el Pelado) Ivan de la Pena
Slicks Michael Reiziger
the Small Prince (le Petit Prince) Franky Vercauteren
the Son of the Wind (el Hijo del Viento) Claudio Caniggia
the Special One Jose Mourinho
Sugar-Ray Achterberg Eddie Achterberg
Sugarmac Malcom McDonald
the Tank (el Tanque) Eduardo Hurtado
the Tank (de Tank) Theo Laseroms
Tarzan Carlos Puyol
Tarzan Migueli
the Terminator (de Terminator) Robert Molenaar
the Tinker Man Claudio Ranieri
Tin Man Ted McMinn
Trigger Jason McAteer
Twinpack (Doppelpack) Toni Polster
the Uncle Ryan Babel
the Vacuum Cleaner (Stofzuiger) Willy van der Kerkhof
Village Jonathan Woodgate
Vince the Prince Vincent Kompany
Vindaloo Bernt Haas
the Vulture (el Buitre) Emilio Butragueno
the White Feather Fabrizio Ravanelli
the White Pele Tostao
the White Pele Zico
the Wild Animal (la Fiera) Bernabe Ferreyra
the Witch (la Bruja) Juan Ramon Veron
the Wizard of Dribble Stanley Matthews
Wolfie Wolfgang Wolf
the Wolfman (Tunyo) Trifon Ivanov


Flag   Nicknames of Austrian Players and Players from the Austrian League
Nickname Player
Doppelpack (Twinpack) Toni Polster


Flag   Nicknames of Argentinian Players and Players from the Argentinian League
Nickname Player
la Bruja (the Witch) Juan Ramon Veron
la Brujita (the Little Witch) Juan Sebastian Veron
el Burrito (the Little Donkey) Ariel Ortega
la Fiera (the Wild Animal) Bernabe Ferreyra
el Mortero de Rufino (the Mortar of Rufino) Bernabe Ferreyra
el Muneco (the Doll) Marcelo Gallardo
el Pocho (the Chubby One) Ezequiel Lavezzi


Flag   Nicknames of Belgian Players and Players from the Belgian League
Nickname Player
le Gitan (the Gypsy) Attila Ladynski
le Petit Prince (the Small Prince) Franky Vercauteren


Flag   Nicknames of Brazilian Players and Players from the Brazilian League
Nickname Player
Imperador (Emperor) Adriano


Flag   Nicknames of Columbian Players and Players from the Columbian League
Nickname Player
Gacela Negra (Black Gazelle) Faustino Asprilla


Flag   Nicknames of French Players and Players from Ligue 1 et 2
Nickname Player
le President (the President) Laurent Blanc
le Prince (the Prince) Enzo Francescoli


Flag   Nicknames of German Players and Players from the Bundesliga
Nickname Player
Afro-Paule Paul Breitner
der Berliner Beer (the Berliner Beer) Erich Beer
Doppelpack (Twinpack) Toni Polster
Hauptling Silberlocke (Chieftain Silver Curl) Jupp Derwall
die Katze (the Cat) Sepp Maier
Knurrer von Kerkrade (the Grumbler from Kerkrade) Huub Stevens
das Kopfball Ungeheuer (the Header Beast) Horst Hrubesch
das Phantom (the Phantom) Roy Makaay


Flag   Nicknames of Dutch Players and Players from the Eredivisie
Nickname Player
de Keu (the Cue) Eddie Achterberg
Dombo (Dumbo) Edwin van der Sar
Flappie (Flappy) Edwin van der Sar
Herman Ruud Krol
de Lantaarnpaal (the Lamp Post) John van Loen
de Kabouter (the Gnome) Arie Obdam
het Kanon (the Cannon) Evert Pluim
de Ket (Naughty Boy) Giles de Bilde
de Knoest (the Knot) Dick Tol
de Kromme (the Curve) Willem Van Hanegem
the Non-Flying Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp
the Oracle van Betondorp (the Oracle of Betondorp) Johan Cruyff
das Phantom (the Phantom) Roy Makaay
de Pitbull (the Pitbull) Edgar Davids
de Regenjas (the Raincoat) Thijs Libregts
San Marco (Saint Marco) Marco van Basten
het Slangenmens (the Contortionist) Rob Rensenbrink
Slicks Michael Reiziger
de Spijker (the Nail) Adri van Tiggelen
de Spijker (the Nail) Wim Jonk
de Stofzuiger (the Vacuum Cleaner) Willy van der Kerkhof
Sugar-Ray Achterberg Eddie Achterberg
de Tank (the Tank) Theo Laseroms
de Terminator (the Terminator) Robert Molenaar
de Verlosser (the Saviour) Johan Cruyff
de Vuurtoren (the Lighthouse) John van Loen


Flag   Nicknames of Hungarian Players and Players from the Hungarian League
Nickname Player
the Booming Canon (Canoncito Pum) Ferenc Puskas
the Gypsy (le Gitan) Attila Ladynski
Little Brother (Ocsi) Ferenc Puskas
the Galloping Major Ferenc Puskas


Flag   Nicknames of Italian Players and Players from Serie A
Nickname Player
o' Banco e' Napule (the bank of Naples) Hans Jeppson
Bello di Notte (Beauty of the Night) Zbigniew Boniek
el Burrito (the Little Donkey) Ariel Ortega
la Farfalla Granata (the Butterfly of Granata) Luigi Meroni
Monumento (Monument) Dino Zoff
Penna Bianca (the White Feather) Fabrizio Ravanelli
el Pocho (the Chubby One) Ezequiel Lavezzi
Spillo (Needle) Alessandro Altobelli
San Marco (Saint Marco) Marco van Basten


Flag   Nicknames of Spanish Players and Players from La Liga
Nickname Player
Afro-Paule Paul Breitner
el Angel Rubio (the Blond Angel) Bernd Schuster
el Bestia (the Beast) Miguel Angel Nadal
Budita (Little Buddha) Ivan de la Pena
el Buitre (the Vulture) Emilio Butragueno
el Caballero de la Cancha (the Horseman of the Pitch) Emilio Butragueno
Canoncito Pum (the Booming Canon) Ferenc Puskas
el Carnicero de Bilbao (the Butcher of Bilbao) Andoni Goicoechea
Don Bernardo Bernd Schuster
el Filosofo (the Philosopher) Jorge Valdano
el Gigante de Alonsotegui (Alonsotegui's Giant) Andoni Goicoechea
el Lobo (the Wolf) Trifon Ivanov
el Mayor Galopante (the Galloping Major) Ferenc Puskas
el Nibelungo Bernd Schuster
el Pelado (the Shaven One) Ivan de la Pena
Pichichi Rafael Moreno
el Pitbull Edgar Davids
Saeta Rubia (the Blond Arrow) Alfredo Di Stefano
Tarzan Carlos Puyol
Tarzan Migueli


Flag   Nicknames of Swedish Players and Players from the Swedish League
Nickname Player
Hasse Guldfot (Hasse Goldenfoot) Hans "Hasse" Jeppson


Flag   Nicknames of Uruguayan Players and Players from the Primera Division Uruguaya
Nickname Player
el Principe (the Prince) Enzo Francescoli