Nicknames

Several Brazilian footballers are officially known by a nickname, i.e. Garrincha (which means ‘The Little Bird’). Here is a list of non-official nicknames of players.

CHART KEY

Full NameProfessional Name (Professional Name's Meaning)Nickname (Nickname's Meaning)
Adriano Leite RibeiroAdrianoO Imperador (The Emperor)
Adriano Leite Ribeiro Adriano O Imperador (The Emperor)
Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa
AlexO Tanque (The Tank)
Alex Dias de AlmeidaAlex DiasPantaneiro (Striker from the Swamp)
Marcos Evangelista de MoraesMoraes Cafu (Short for Cafuringa *)O Trem Expresso (The Express Train)
Anderson Luiz de SouzaDeco (Short for Anderson)O Mágico (The Magician)
Osmar Donizete CândidoDonizeteA Pantera Negra (The Black Panther)
Edilson da Silva ParreiraED'lsonO Capetinha (The Little Devil)
Edmundo Alves de Souza NetoEdmundoO Animal (The Animal)
Euller Elias de CarvalhoEullerO Filho do Vento (Son of the Wind)
Gilberto Aparecido da SilvaGilberto SilvaParede invisivel (The Invisible Wall)
Júlio César BatistaJúlio BatistaA Besta (The Beast)
Liedson da Silva MunizLiedsonLevezinho (Lighty)
Marcelo Pereira SurcinMarcelinho Carioca (Little Marcelo from Rio de Janeiro (city))Pe'-de-Anjo (Angel Foot)
Rafael Martiniano de Miranda MouraMiranda Moura Rafael MouraHe-Man (He-Man)
Rafael Augusto SóbisRafael SóbisO Beckham do Brazil (The Brazilian Beckham)
Luiz Rhodolfo Dini GaiotoRhodolfoO Jacaré (The Alligator)
Robson de SouzaRobinho (Little Robson)O Rei do Drible (King of the Dribble)
Romário de Souza FariasRomárioO Baixinho (Shortie)

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