A list of our favourite names from the world of football...

Funniest Football Players Names

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Rudolf Bommer As a kid in the 1980's, the German midfielder's surname sounded slightly rude when misheard. And you can't fault Rudolph as a quality first name.
Tomás Boy Mexican midfielder from the 1970's and 80's.
Hans-Günter Bruns The Goal Hanger loves a great sounding German name, and Hans-Günter certainly ticks the box. It always raised a smile when we saw his name mentioned in a West German squad in the 1980's.
Angelo Colombo The blond-haired Italian stood out like a sore thumb amongst his swarthy dark-haired team-mates at Milan in the late 1980's. Nothing particularly funny about his name, we just always loved the sound of it.
Ally Dick Scottish midfielder who appeared in the 1984 UEFA Cup Final for Spurs and who was signed for Ajax by Johan Cruyff in 1986.
Dominique Dropsy Had many a happy hour in the park as a kid wetting ourselves that there was a French goalkeeper called Dropsy.
Norbert Eder Having grown up worshipping the Brazilian legend of the same name from the 1982 World Cup, the Goal Hanger delighted in finding a namesake in the West German team 4 years later. Called Norbert.
Michael Gash German born striker, best known for his stints with United and City (in Cambridge, not Manchester).
Walter De Greef Belgian midfielder who liked to get into a tangle. Appeared in the 1984 Euro Championships.
Holger Hieronymus Another awesome-sounding German footballer, this time a sweeper from Hamburg who made 3 appearances for West Germany in the early 1980s.
Hulk Apparently the Brazilian winger wasn't actually christened Hulk, which is a bit of a shame, but we're hardly likely to include Givanildo Vieira de Sousa on this list are we ? Apparently he adopted the name due to look-a-likeyness to the actor Lou Ferrigno, who played the Incredible Hulk in the 1970's TV show.
Andreas Ivanschitz Attacking midfielder from Austria.
Kees Kist Quality Dutch striker from the 1970's and 80's who scored a hat-full for AZ '67 Alkmaar.
Abdelkrim Merry Moroccan striker from the 1980s nicknamed "Krimau".
Jaime Morón The Colombian Morón proved he was anything but when he scored in the 1979 Copa America tournament.
Michele Nappi Italian defender who liked to keep things tight at the back.
Constantin Pistol Sharp-shooting Rumanian midfielder, best known for his appearance for Steau Bucharest in the European Cup semi-final in their victorious 1985-86 season.
Albert Rust French keeper who spent most of his career rotting away at Sochaux and was capped once by the national team back in 1986.
Richie Towell Is he clean ? Is he dirty ? Is he always mopping things up at the back ? Maybe someone from Hibs or Brighton could let us know.
Eddy Voordeckers Belgian striker from the 1980's.
Helmut Winklhofer Bayer 04 Leverkusen defender who probably wasn't the German cousin of the actor who played the Fonz in Happys Days.
Ronald Worm We've always loved a footballer named after an invertebrate.
Romeo Zondervan We loved seeing this name in the Panini albums back in the 1980's when the Dutch midfielder was at West Brom and Ipswich.