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Man named after entire football team has sixteen names

Man named after entire football team has sixteen names

The man has confessed he is named after the Arsenal 1988/1989 winning side

It's quite common for parents to give their newborn children middle names, however, one football crazy mum went the extra mile when choosing middle names for her son.

So much so, she named her now-adult son after the 1988/1989 Arsenal First Division winning team, which consists of a staggering 16 names. Take a look:

In a clip which gone viral on TikTok, the man said when being interviewed by Viaplay: "I am legit named after the entire Arsenal football team of 1989."

"My full name is Kevin George Graham John Lee Nigel Michael Stephan Tony David Paul Alan Brian Martin Perry Smither."

The mum was alongside the man in the video and evidentially seemed to still be impressed with her decision to homage that Arsenal title winning squad.

Viewers of the clip have been giving their opinion in the comments to this football crazy woman naming her child after an entire side.

One comment said: "I would have it legally changed as soon as I turned 18."

Another joked: "I bet his passport application is a nightmare!"

Meanwhile, another said despite being a big football fan, he could not do the same to his kids: "I'm a massive Man City fan but could not do this to my kids... but good for her!"

Arsenal played Liverpool on the final day of the 88/89 season in a title decider.
Sky Sports Premier League/YouTube

And finally, a fourth added he could definitely do the same to to his kids: "His son will be named Ramsdale, Zinchenko, Saliba, Gabriel, White, Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard, Martinelli, Saka, Jesus."

You may be questioning who the Arsenal players are that this man is named after... Well, below is the entire Arsenal winning squad, with the manager lucky to have both his first and surname included in the man's lengthy name.

  • Kevin Richardson
  • George Graham (Manager)
  • John Lukic
  • Lee Dixon
  • Nigel Winterburn
  • Michael Thomas
  • Steve Bould
  • Tony Adams
  • David Rocastle
  • Paul Merson
  • Alan Smith
  • Brian Marwood
  • Martin Hayes
  • Perry Groves

The North London club were victorious in the 1988/89 season with one of the closest title battles in recent football memory.

Arsenal beat arch rivals Liverpool on goals scored during the old First Division season, with both clubs ending the campaign on the same points and goal difference.

This came after the two sides faced each other on the final day with the Gunners winning 2-0.

Nottingham Forest and Norwich City were over ten points behind in third and fourth respectively.

Meanwhile, Derby County and Arsenal's North London rivals Spurs rounding out the top six.

At the other end of the table, Middlesbrough, West Ham and Newcastle United were all relegated to the Second Division, which is now known as The Championship.

Featured Image Credit: Viaplay/@kyshawna0/TikTok/Trinity Mirror/ Mirrorpix/Alamy

Topics: Sport