Chris O (follow on Twitter: @COakleyFtbl)
Fri 4 June 2010

The (World Cup) Friday List of Little or No Consequence #167

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The 15 Players Appearing At The 2010 World Cup With The Most Syllables In Their Names

1. Antonio Rukavina (Serbia)
2. Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Ghana)
3. Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (Japan)
4. Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Japan)
5. Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Cameroon)
6. Fabio Quagliarella (Italy)
7. Antonio Di Natale (Italy)
8. Julio Cesar Caceres (Paraguay)
9. Julio Cesar de Leon (Honduras)
10. Reneilwe Letsholonyane (South Africa)
11. Mauricio Victorino (Uruguay)
12. Maximilliano Pereira (Uruguay) *
13. Egidio Arevalo Rios (Uruguay) *
14. Maximilliano Rodriguez (Argentina) *
15. Sokrates Papastathopoulos (Greece) *

(All players shown have eight syllables in their name except those marked with an asterisk who have nine. And before you ask, the above names are 'popular names' - that is to say middle names were not considered unless it forms a part of a player's 'popular name'.)

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