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7 Brazilian Players Who Are Known By Their Nicknames Rather Than Their Real Names

1. Ronaldinho :

The 2005 ballon d’Or winner is popularly known as Ronaldinho, which means “Little Ronaldo.” His actual name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira.

2. Kaka:

The AC Milan legend and 2007 ballon d’Or winner is recognized by the name “Kaka” but his actual name is Izecson dos Santos Leite.

3. Pele:

The three-time world cup winner is commonly known by the name “Pele” but his birth name is actually Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

4. Hulk:

Most people recognize Brazilian player Givanildo Vieira de Sousa by his nickname “Hulk.”

5. Dida:

AC Milan legend Nelson de Jesus Silva is commonly known by his nickname “Dida.”

6. Garrincha:

Considered one of the best ever dribblers football has witnessed, Manuel Francisco dos Santos was commonly known by his nickname “Garrincha.”

7. Cafu:

Legendary AC Milan defender Marcos Evangelista de Morais, who is a two-time world cup winner, is commonly recognized by the name “Cafu.”




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