We have all come across all manner of names in our lifetime. A big percentage of them represent nothing unusual. However, some of them might leave you wondering what exactly the parent intention was. Names can mean different things in different parts of the World. When footballers are named after countries, you are left guessing why that is the case. Let us have a look at some of them;
6. Jamie England – Goulburn Valley Suns FC
Jamie England is an English footballer who plays for Goulburn Valley Suns. The team features in National Premier Leagues Victoria 1 Western Conference. He also played for Championship side Brentford. England, of course, is a country in Europe, home to the famous English Premier League.
5. Gael Germany – Samaritaine FC
Gael Germany is Martiniquais international footballer who plays for Samaritaine as a midfielder. He was born on May 10, 1983. Germany is a European country home to the famous Bundesliga and of course the beer.
4. Ryan France – Sheffield United (retired)
Ryan France is a retired former England professional footballer who recently ended his career at Championship side Sheffield United. He also played for Alfreton Town and Hull City who were relegated from the Premier League last season. He played as a winger. France is a European country home to the famous Ligue 1 and the fine wine of course.
3. Bruno China – C.F. Os Belenenses
Bruno China is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for C.F. Os Belenenses as a defensive midfielder. He is a product of Leixões youth system. He was born on 5 August 1982 in Matosinhos. China is an Asian country. It has the fastest growing economy in the World. Let us not forget the Chinese Super League that is threatening the survival of the European top leagues.
2. Stephen Ireland- Stoke City (Northern Ireland)
We all remember former Manchester City attacking midfielder Stephen Ireland. He now plays for Premier League side Stoke City. He started his career at Cobh Ramblers. He derives his name from Northern Ireland, a country which is part of United Kingdom.
1. Petr Cech- Arsenal (Czech Republic)
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech confuses people who sometimes think that he is named after his country Czech Republic. He also played for Chelsea, where he won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield. He is also a very good drummer.