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For footballers living up to the family name can prove to be a real problem


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Some six years ago, somebody named Jordi sent me an email from Spain. It's a complicated story, so let's just say that I was then working in a roundabout way for a company that assisted a professional goalkeeper in raising money for charity. Jordi had a question about this, hence his mail.

Being, as you will surely know, a communicative fellow, I casually mentioned in my reply that Michael Ballack had called his youngest son Jordi and that it was a pretty cool name. Whereupon my new pen pal reminded me that Johan Cruyff had chosen this name for his son, too.

http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/bundesliga/id/46?cc=5739 check the link for the rest of the article

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