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Most stereotypical name on each country’s World Cup roster.

July 1, 2014

Basically, if you were creating a soccer player character for a novel which name would seem most appropriate?  Here are my choices.

Brazil: Paulinho

Cameroon: Aurélien Chedjou

Croatia: Ognjen Vukojević

Mexico: Francisco Javier Rodríguez

Australia:  Adam Taggart

Chile: Felipe Gutiérrez

Netherlands: Paul Verhaegh

Spain: Fernando Torres

Columbia: Carlos Sánchez

Greece: Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Ivory Coast: Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro

Japan: Shusaku Nishikawa

Costa Rica: Giancarlo González

England: Leighton Baines

Italy: Mario Balotelli

Uruguay: José María Giménez

Ecuador: Édison Méndez

France: Stéphane Ruffier

Honduras: Juan Carlos García

Switzerland: Fabian Schär

Argentina: Federico Fernández

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Avdija Vršajevićs

Iran: Rahman Ahmadi

Nigeria: Azubuike Egwuekwe

Germany: Bastian Schweinsteiger

Ghana: Kwadwo Asamoah

Portugal: Fábio Coentrão

United States: Brad Davis

Algeria: Saphir Taïder

Belgium: Jan Vertonghen

Russia: Dmitri Kombarov

South Korea: Lee Chung-yong

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