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Are there any nicknames for Real Madrid players? I mean, names like "el Buitre" (spelling?) and so on. Or does they give nicknames to players in Spain?
 

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Raúl "el niño"
Zidane "el maestro"
Morientes "el moro"

and some oldies:

you mentioned Butragueño
Zamora "el divino"
Gento "el supersónico"

This is just on top of my head, there are more...
 

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Raul --> "Raul Madrid", "el niño", "el futuro"
Zidane --> marca called him "el Zid" after the CL-final
Savio --> "el bailo"
RC --> "el cañon"
Hierro --> "el jefe"
Del B. --> "el mister"
Cambiasso --> "cuchu"


Mijatovic --> "el gomina" cause of his hair ;)
Redondo --> "el alma", "el principe"
Di Stefano --> "la saeta rubia"
 

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does Hierrro have a nickname?????:confused:
 

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as I already mentioned, Hierro is called "el jefe", which means: "the boss". Hierro means also IRON in spanish so hes somtimes also called "Ironman".

Just know the nickname Barca-fans gave figo...such as "pesetero"

Casillas is called by the papers "Iker de Espana" or just "Ikerman".
 

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Raul es el Angel de Madrid
Moriente es el Moro
Hierro es Bubu for his ears (ElephaNT like)
R. Carlos El Gladiador
Zidane es El Cid
Solari es el Indiecito
D Bosque es el Bigoton
Geremi es el Toro ( I think he is gone)
Makelele es el Monstruo
Real Madrid son Los Merengues
 

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When Seedorf played for Real did he have a nickname??:confused:
 

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does Salgado or McManamann have nicks???
 

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" el niño" , "Raulito" , " raulinho" , " el aguanis"( after his goal in intercontinental cup ) and "el bebé" for Raul
 

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This has bothered me for weeks now and finally i remember to ask you :)

Cambiasso has this nickname El Cuchu. That does it actually mean? or does it mean anything? i have tried to search dictionaries for this but i have had no luck...
 

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Douy said:
does Salgado or McManamann have nicks???
Yeah, Mcmanamann is always called 'Macca' and, there's another funny fact that most people pronounces his name in Spanish way in Madrid, like Mukmunumunn (in English pron) :)
 

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Cambiasso has this nickname El Cuchu. That does it actually mean? or does it mean anything? i have tried to search dictionaries for this but i have had no luck...
He is nicknamed cuchu because he looks like cuchuflito, a tv-star. He is tall and skinny, and very rubio (the opposite of dark-haired. whats this in english?). He is like an albino-argentinian :D

BTW, he did well (from what I could see on that microscopic screen on antena3;)) last night, and he used the nr 5, like a typical argentinian playmaker.
 

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el niño said:
He is nicknamed cuchu because he looks like cuchuflito, a tv-star. He is tall and skinny, and very rubio (the opposite of dark-haired. whats this in english?). He is like an albino-argentinian :D
Thanks! But I thought that Cambiasso is not so tall? And rubio, i guess, is blond in english :)

This has nothing to do with Real Madrid, but i'd also like to know that i heard SKA-P -song named Planeta Eskoria. What does the Eskoria mean? I can tell you that it is another word i can't find from Finnish-Spanish-Finnish dictionary ;)

el niño said:
BTW, he did well (from what I could see on that microscopic screen on antena3;)) last night, and he used the nr 5, like a typical argentinian playmaker.
Did I miss something, or what, but if you mean Real Madrid - Liverpool match, i thought that Cambiasso used number 19 and that Zidane was still number 5...
 

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planeta eskoria: scum planet, actually the right word in spanish is escoria but they write it with K to make it Kooler ;)
 

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Ivan Campo el Cavernicola

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fiorentino Perez El hijo se su maldta madre que nos robo Ronaldo :D
 

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planeta eskoria: scum planet, actually the right word in spanish is escoria but they write it with K to make it Kooler ;)
Thanks! Now i checked my dictionary for escoria also, and it didn't have it either... i am starting to think that my dictionary is little incomplete :)
 

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el niño said:


and some oldies:

you mentioned Butragueño
Zamora "el divino"
Gento "el supersónico"

This is just on top of my head, there are more...
To keep on with old legends:

Gento -> "La Galerna del Cantábrico" (from a very strong wind that blows on the Cantabric sea)
Di Stefano -> "La Saeta Rubia" (the Blond Arrow)
García Remón -> "El Gato de Odessa" (or the Odessa Cat, after an amazing match played against Dinamo Kiev)
Luis Molowny -> "El Mangas" (Sleeves, because he usualy played with the border of his sleeves caught into his fingers)
Amancio Amaro -> "El Brujo" (the Sorcerer)
Ferenc Puskas -> "Cañoncito Pum" (something like Little Canon Boom, because it seems his shots on goal could make Roberto Carlos pale in envy)
Raymond Kopa -> Napoleón

Other players that I remember now:
Juan José -> Sandokan, after his hair style
Uli Stielike -> The Panzer
Vicente Del Bosque (as a player) -> "Cámara Lenta" (Slow-Motion), because his style of playing
Paco Llorente -> El Lechuga (Letuce? - He was vegetarian!)


Anyway, nicknames are not so popular in the spanish football like they are in Argentina, for instance. They're nothing but something more or less funny.
 
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