Football laws demand that a name has to appear at the back side of a player shirt especially in competitive matches. However, there are some names that are so hard to pronounce that pundits, commentators, and fans are forced to just call out players by numbers. Poland and Iceland players lead the way when it comes to long complicated names but who else makes the top seven. Let us take a closer look at the most difficult names in football today, try and pronounce all the names;
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- Arsenal
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is no doubt one of the most talented stars in the Premier League today. Since joining the Gunners in January, he netted 10 goals in 14 matches in all competitions. Unai Emery will certainly be planning to build a team around the attacker. The only challenge is pronouncing his long name. Good luck on that guys.
6. Gylfi Sigurðsson- Everton
WHAT A HIT SON. YOU DON'T SAVE THOSE!
— Sun Bets (@SunBets) December 18, 2017
Iceland international attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurðsson plays for English Premier League side Everton. We all love to see the star take free-kicks and 40-yard shorts, he is a beast around the box. The challenge is to pronounce his name correctly. Try it now.
5. Reza Ghoochannejhad- Heerenveen
13 – Reza Ghoochannejhad has scored more Eredivisie goals in 2017 than any other player. Superb. pic.twitter.com/y0isgbAnJk
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) August 13, 2017
Iranian international Reza Ghoochannejhad Nournia is a striker who plays for Heerenveen. He has also played for English Championship side Charlton Athletics. He will certainly play for his country in Russia World Cup 2018. It will be a challenge for commentators to pronounce his name.
4. Wojciech Szczęsny- Juventus
Despite waiting behind Gianluigi Buffon as his backup at Juventus, Wojciech Szczesny is rooting for the legend to put off retirement and play another season:https://t.co/AEr5tmIvtn pic.twitter.com/6XGuXMN8tC
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 8, 2018
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny is a top pro especially when it comes to doing his job between the posts. The only challenge with the Poland International is his name. How do you even pronounce that name? Try and let’s see who wins the battle.