Football players have been known to change their names due to different reasons, but most footballers who changed their names are not known by football fans.
Former Name: Givanildo
Former Name: Edson
Brazil legend, Pele, changed his name between 1957/58.
Former Name: Corona
This FC Porto player used to be addressed as Corona, but he changed his name in 2020 during the Corona virus pandemic.
Former Name: Francisco
This current Real Madrid player changed his name when he arrived at Madrid from Malaga in 2014.
Former Name: Jorge Luiz
Between 2016 and 2017, this player changed his nationality from Brazil to Italy, and he also changed his name due to his change of nationality.
Former Name: Jorge
This A. Madrid player changed his name between the year 2015 and 2016.
Former Name: Bamidele Alli
Dele Alli changed his name in the year 2017 when he started getting enough playing time and more attentions from the football fans.
Content created and supplied by: SpyroBlog (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More