The Name Of History

2021-02-05   |   by CusiGO

Jorge Alberto Gonzalez Barillas or Rafael Moreno alanzadi are not historical names. If you type them in Internet search engines or virtual encyclopedias, they always appear in the background, or with a “more familiar” name. Jorge and Rafael, because they should be on the school desk, have been in a small shadow behind the glorious legend of Cadiz CF’s most mythical player, magic and the first group of great strikers of sports club Picchi all these years. These names, yes, are recorded in collective memory to identify these idols, but they often give amateurs a sense of mystery, just as their parents give them names. When did football players begin to have nicknames? Why do they keep them today? Who invented his nickname? Is there a sign of success?

Historian Jos é Ignacio Corcuera explained that when football began to become a popular sport, imitating the bull, the nickname appeared, which was another great game he competed in passion. “In order to imitate the chronic taurine disease described by painters, some newspaper operators began to use nicknames, which are always full of praise,” he said. So, in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Spaniards began to worship stars whose names implied supernatural qualities, such as the sacred Samora or the red balagorostiza, and they brought these nicknames to their graves, or others, such as the lobster man Samir or the count of pazos, It was the “grass of Oblivion” that came later, coquilla said.

After Spain defeated France 5-1 in Paris in 1949, Gaul chroniclers called the midfielders pucker and gonsalvo III “beautiful blondes”. Even Rafael Alberti, the totem figure of Spanish literature in the last century, experienced such an outbreak. In 1928, he witnessed the cup final between FC Barcelona and the real society, and then he presented a eulogy to Ferenc plattk ó, which he called “the Golden Bear of Hungary”. A determiner will eventually be embodied in popular laws, such as bear, a simpler and more direct abbreviation.

The work of poet garditano will be one of the few raids of a great pen in the land dominated by journalists, although his creativity is not always acknowledged. In the first half of the 20th century, before radio and television became popular, few people knew who was the author of a nickname, although it was very popular. One of them is Roberto Newberg, an Argentinian. Before Alfredo Di St é Fano came to Real Madrid and starred in a movie in the 1950s, he was inspired by the speed of the arrow and the color of his hair, giving him the nickname “golden Saeta.”.

Later, there appeared some narrators in Spain who took the imagination of nicknames as a symbol. The most representative is the late Hector Del Mar, who was born in Buenos Aires and came to Madrid in the 1970s as a film dubber, He attracted the media with a unique narrative style, full of nicknames such as bow octopus, Brava Benito axe, pink leopard salabia, forest slow motion, quinifeng or Tarzan Miguel. Only people like Andr é s Montes, the popular NBA commentator who turned to football in 2006, can match him in terms of energy and football baptism. ” Before his death in 2009, Montes said across the country, “I didn’t think of anything before, I lived on mirages and improvisation,” and Montes even had a suggestion box for a new nickname.

Writer and columnist Javier asnar believes that every nickname should be “attractive, humorous and representative”. As time goes on, he has lost the creativity of PaCO Gento style names, which sound “rhymed, poetic, glittering and visualized” in his ears, just like “from the beginning” Raymond Chandler. ”

However, although evolution can not be denied, it is fair to say that their imaginative part used to and now refers to exaggerating a physical feature (from Cesar Rodriguez wig to pelat Ivan delapenia wig), praising a virtue (from the easy gold auction to the tireless Alves), Compared with novels or animal characters (from El cat del Maracan á, a title commemorating ramalitz, Macy’s flea, or acunia bull), Argentine shooter Carlos El lechuga ROA became famous in the 1990s.

The only fashion that goes against any tradition is the abbreviation. This trend was born in the 1998 World Cup. At that time, Ronaldo nazario engraved R9 on his boots. Now it has become a favorite way to address players, such as former Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) or current best shooter Perico, Madrid player Raul de Thomas, He wrote the RDT letter next to number 11 on his T-shirt. Unlike other sects of laliga Santander, these sects did not mention their appearance or status for the first time, such as Prince Griezmann or Menino de Oro of Joao Felix.

Still, some of today’s players are proud to see another major source of nicknames they create in football and everyday life: family and friends. That’s what happened to Pedro Rodriguez, who made his debut as Pedrito at Barcelona just before he stayed at Pedro, as did 26 year old Sevilla man Francisco Javier Hidalgo Gomez. “This is from my cousin. “Head, head… He called me head, stay at my son’s house,” he said in a recent science TV interview.

Nicknames also originate from intimate relationships in the dressing room (for example, Iker Casillas and Harvey Hernandez are known among them as skunks and pelopo affectionately), but rarely catch on outside of them. It happened to current sports coach Alves, a former Gijon athletic player, Alberto Fernandez. His partner Louis Enrique started calling him Smurfs and Smurfs, so he’s still famous in football.

Only a select group of mythical football players have accumulated nicknames in their legends, as if they were aristocratic titles. These include Maradona (cosmic bucket, lint, Jasper, leek) or Luis Aragones (Sage of sapaton, lead, hotaleza). That’s because the nickname is not only about a lifestyle and football story, but also a thermometer to know who left a printing press with their names in history, even if it was borrowed.