Sunday, February 27, 2005

Scaryduck’s ‘Did You Know...?’

Scaryduck’s ‘Did You Know...?’ No. 345

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to millions around the world as the greatest footballer that ever lived, tried out a number of nicknames before deciding on the name we know and love - "Pele". Amongst those tried and rejected were:
* Bob
* Chunky Kitkat
* Space Hitler
* Jordan
* et eth eth teth teth et eth eth teth teth Chrissie Waddle
* Football's Mr Sex
Unfortunately, all these names had been taken by other players, the last one by England's Stanley Matthews who used the moniker in a successful music hall career in the late 1950's.

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