10 football superstars whose full name you might not know
For even the most famous footballers, their names precede their popularity. These stars might have travelled and played in various regions of the world, but their names arrive at places that even they have not heard of. These names rule the heart of their fans, adorn the walls of cities and rooms with equal passion and are chanted as lovingly in stadiums as in the smallest rooms in the most remote corners of the world. However, not everyone knows the full names of many of the current football superstars.
Today, we take a look at the full names of 10 football superstars who have gained unimaginable popularity in the beautiful game. Their names regularly grab the headlines of every leading daily, however, their full names are still unknown to many of their fans.
#10 Gareth Bale
The Welsh Speedster was born on 16th July 1989 in Cardiff to Frank Bale, a School Caretaker and Debbie Bale, an Operations Manager. As is the custom in Wales, Gareth Bale carries his father's name as a part of his name and his full name is Gareth Frank Bale. The nephew of the former Cardiff City Footballer Chris Pike, Bale caught the attention of Southampton scouts when he was 9 years old. He debuted for Southampton at the age of 16 years and 275 days in April 2006. In 2007 Bale joined Tottenham and with time changed his playing position from left back to left winger and gathered worldwide attention. By 2013, Real Madrid had come calling, signing him for a world record transfer at that time and the Welshman is still an integral part of the Real Madrid team right now.
He has millions of followers all around the world, but his full name might not be known to all.
#9 Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez lit up the El Clasico this season, firing Barcelona to a memorable win and getting a hat-trick himself. The Uruguayan has been in fine form so far this season and even though he has never been shy of controversies, Suarez has been one of the top strikers in the world for quite a few years now.
The Uruguayan was born on 24th January 1987 and started his career at Nacional in Uruguay, before successful stints with Ajax, Liverpool saw him finally land in Barcelona. He is Uruguay's all-time leading goal scorer and has been in the news for both his abilities with the ball as well as his biting tendencies and disciplinary issues. However, not everyone knows that Luis Suarez's full name is Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz and he was named in accordance with Spanish naming customs. His given name is Luis Alberto, Suarez is his Father's Surname and Diaz is his mother's surname.