Athletes

Athlete Nicknames Directory

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American Football          Baseball          Basketball          Bodybuilding          Boxing

Cricket          Cycling          Figure Skating          Football          Golf          MMA         

Motorsport          Skateboarding          Snowboarding          Swimming         

Tennis          Volleyball          Wrestling


American Football

Julian Edelman ‘Minitron’

Brett Favre ‘The Gunslinger’

BenJarvus Jeremy Green-Ellis ‘The Law Firm’

Calvin Johnson ‘Megatron’

Maurice Jones-Drew ‘Pocket Hercules’

Marshawn Lynch “Beast Mode’

Christian Okoye ‘Nigerian Nightmare’

William Perry ‘The Refrigerator’

Adrian Peterson ‘All Day’

Deion Sanders ‘Prime Time’

Reggie White ‘The Minister of Defense’

Baseball

Randy Johnson ‘Big Unit’

Willie Mays ‘Say Hey Kid’

Fred McGriff ‘The Crime Dog’

Frank Thomas ‘Big Hurt’

Shane Victorino ‘The Flyin’ Hawaiian’

Basketball

Ray Allen ‘Jesus Shuttlesworth’

Chris Andersen ‘Birdman’

Trevor Ariza ‘Cobra’

Eric Bledsoe ‘Mini-LeBron’

Tyrone ‘Muggsy’ Bogues

‘Dollar’ Bill Bradley

Shawn Bradley ‘The Enormous Mormon’

Corey Brewer ‘The Drunken Dribbler’

Kobe Bryant ‘Black Mamba’

DeMarre Carroll ‘Junkyard Dog’

Vince Carter ‘Vinsanity’, ‘Half Man, Half Amazing’

DeMarcus Cousins ‘Boogie’

Anthony Davis ‘The Brow’

Glen Davis ‘Big Baby’

Tim Duncan ‘The Big Fundamental’

Reggie Evans ‘Joker’

Kevin Garnett ‘The Big Ticket’

Andrew Gaze ‘Drewy’

Rudy Gobert ‘Stifle Tower’

Marcin Gortat ‘The Polish Hammer’

Robert Horry ‘Big Shot Rob’

Joe Ingles ‘Jingles’

Larry Johnson ‘Grandmama’

Shawn Kemp ‘Reign Man’

Andrei Kirilenko ‘AK-47’

Kyle Korver ‘Threezus’

Jeremy Lin ‘Linsanity’

Corey Maggette ‘Bad Porn’

Pete Maravich ‘Pistol’

Darko Milicic ‘Human Victory Cigar’

Patty Mills ‘Splash Bandicoot’

Steve Nash ‘Captain Canada’

Zaza Pachulia ‘Dirty Zaza’

Gary Payton ‘The Glove’

Paul Pierce ‘The Truth’

Lance Stephenson ‘Born Ready’

Amar’e Stoudemire ‘STAT’

Jason Terry ‘JET’

Marvin Webster ‘The Human Eraser’

Jerry West ‘The Logo’

James White ‘Flight’

Dominique Wilkins ‘The Human Highlight Film’

Bodybuilding

Mamdouh Elssbiay ‘Big Ramy’

Phil Heath ‘The Gift’

Kevin Levrone ‘Maryland Muscle Machine’

Boxing

Alexis Arguello ‘El Flaco Explosivo’ (The Explosive Thin Man)

Roberto Duran ‘Hands of Stone’

Anthony Joshua ‘AJ’

Benny Leonard ‘The Ghetto Wizard’

Mike McCallum ‘The Bodysnatcher’

Cricket

Ajit Agarkar ‘Bombay Duck’

Shoaib Akhtar ‘Rawalpindi Express’

Sir Ian Botham ‘Beefy’

Andrew Flintoff ‘Freddie’

Jason Gillespie ‘Dizzy’

Brett Lee ‘Binga’

Glenn McGrath ‘Pigeon’

Shane Warne ‘Warnie’

Cycling

Jan Ullrich ‘The Yoyo’

Figure Skating

Kim Yuna ‘Queen Yuna’

Football

Aljoša Asanović ‘Vatreni Lakat (Fiery Elbow)’

Gareth Bale ‘The Cannon’

David Beckham ‘Golden Balls’

Dennis Bergkamp ‘Non-Flying Dutchman’

Eric Cantona ‘King Eric’

Roberto Carlos ‘El Hombre Bala’

Duncan Ferguson ‘Duncan Disorderly’

Zlatan Ibrahimović ‘Big Man’

Andrea Pirlo – l’architetto (the Architect)

Carles Puyol ‘Lionheart’

Franck Ribery ‘Scarface’

Hakan Sükür ‘The Bull of the Bosphorus’

Golf

Ernie Els ‘The Big Easy’

Phil Mickelson ‘Lefty’

MMA

Michael Bisping ‘The Count’

Tim Boetsch ‘The Barbarian’

Matt Brown ‘The Immortal’

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipović

Rich Franklin ‘Ace’

Dan Hooker ‘Hangman’

Rory MacDonald ‘The Red King’

Ian McCall ‘Uncle Creepy’

Conor McGregor ‘The Notorious’

Matt Mitrione ‘Meathead’

Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘The Eagle’

Anthony Pettis ‘Showtime’

CM Punk

Alex Reid ‘The Reidonator’

Junior dos Santos ‘Cigano’

George St-Pierre ‘Rush’

Stefan Struve ‘Skyscraper’

Michelle Waterson ‘Karate Hottie’

Motorsport

Dale Earnhardt ‘The Intimidator’

Harry Gant ‘Mr. September’

Richard Petty ‘The King’

Darrell Waltrip ‘Jaws’

Skateboarding

Alex Gall ‘Trainwreck’

Brian Hansen ‘Slash’

Tony Hawk ‘Birdman’

Snowboarding

Lee Sang-ho ‘Cabbage Patch Boy’

Shaun White ‘The Flying Tomato’

Swimming

Michael Phelps ‘The Baltimore Bullet’

Ning Zetao 宁泽涛 ‘Baozi 包子’

Tennis

Dustin Brown ‘Dreddy’

Steffi Graf ‘Fräulein Forehand’

Juan Carlos Ferrero ‘Mosquito’

Lleyton Hewitt ‘Rusty’

Gustavo Kuerten ‘Guga’

John McEnroe ‘Superbrat’

Miloslav Mečíř ‘El gato’ (The Big Cat)

Ken Rosewall ‘Muscles’

Gaël Monfils ‘Sliderman’

Mark Philippoussis ‘The Scud’

Pat Rafter ‘Skunky’

Marcelo Ríos ‘El Chino’

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario “Barcelona Bumblebee’

Maria Sharapova ‘The Siberian Siren’

Caroline Wozniacki ‘Little Miss Sunshine’

Volleyball

Ekaterina Gamova ‘Game Over’

김연경Kim Yeon Koung ‘Volleyball Empress’

Wrestling

Dwayne Douglas Johnson ‘The Rock’