From Vinagre to Picota, the nicknames of the Real Madrid squad

The camaraderie of the locker rooms of soccer teams makes them the place where many of the nicknames of soccer players are born. Also at Real Madrid. Own Luka modric recognized this week in an autobiographical writing that his fellow madridistas call him Vinegar because when he loses in training he takes it “very badly”.

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It is not the only one with a nickname in Valdebebas. Some already brought it when signing, as is the case of Fede Valverde. The little bird He has had that nickname since he was a child in Uruguay. Rodrygo is known as Lightning from his time at Santos. But most of the nicknames were born among the typical jokes of wardrobe mates. Without going any further, Sergio Ramos, Churu. It was worn by his ex-partner Saviola, who called the camero “Churrúa”. TO Kroos it is known as Iceman by their German character and by their certain similarity they are Kimi Raikkonen.

The Magic and the Golfer

The variety of the nickname catalog ranges from the references to the nationality of the footballer (Benzema is Monsieur) even some more or less cryptic like Pillory, as it is known Lucas Vazquez, and other more humorous: that of Carvajal is Kiwi head. There are more controversial ones, such as the nickname of Gareth Bale. The Welshman, whose passion for golf is as notorious as it is controversial, is called The Golfer his own companions. Courtois revealed it.

There are also names closely related to the player's name. Marcelo is Marce, Casemiro is Casemito already Reinier, from the Castilla locker room, is known as Reni. Something like Vinicius Junior, What is it Vini. There is also room to praise the quality of the graceful with the nickname in the same nickname. TO Isco it is known as Magic for his talent, like Marco Asensio, What is it Asendioseven Hazard, What is it Ederzinho, as if he were Brazilian.

Motes that sometimes go back. As in the 29th birthday of Nacho, last year. Modric, aka Vinegar, congratulated the center back on Instagram by calling him “my vinegar” …