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  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    The 2019/20 Champions League campaign gets underway tonight and ahead of the return of European football, UEFA have released an extensive guide on how to pronounce players' names.

    The European governing body have highlighted a few players from each of the 32 clubs represented whose names are difficult to say right.

    So, here's the right way to pronounce Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann, Robert Lewandowski and N'Golo Kante, among others.

    Ajax (Eye-axe)

    Carel Eiting - Eh-ting
    Quincy Promes - Pro-mess
    Dušan Tadić - Doo-shan Tad-itch
    Donny van de Beek - Vonder-Bake
    Hakim Ziyech - Zee-eck

    Atalanta

    Martin de Roon - der-Own
    Hans Hateboer - Hatta-boo-er
    Simon Kjær - Kee-air
    Mario Pašalić - Pa-shah-litch
    Berat Xhimshiti - Jimsh-ittee

    Atletico Madrid (At-LAY-tee-co)

    João Félix - Joo-wow Fay-lish
    Koke - Cokka
    Saúl Ñíguez - Sow-ool Nee-gess
    Ivan Šaponjić - Shap-on-yitch
    Šime Vrsaljko - She-may Ver-sal-ko

    Barcelona (Bar-sell-owe-nah)

    Antoine Griezmann - An-twan Gree-ez-man
    Clément Lenglet - Long-lay
    Moussa Wagué - Wa-gay

    Bayer Leverkusen (By-er)

    Charles Aránguiz - Aran-gweess
    Lukas Hradecky - Hra-dets-key
    Ramazan Özcan - Erz-jan
    Joel Pohjanpalo - Po-yan-pah-lo

    Bayern Munich (By-ern Moon-shun)

    Jérome Boateng - Jeh-rom Bwa-teng
    Mickael Cuisance - Kweez-onss
    Robert Lewandowski - Levan-dovski
    Daniels Ontužāns - On-too-Jan's
    Ivan Perišić - Perish-itch

    Benfica (Ben-fee-ka)

    Caio - Kye-oh
    Ljubomir Fejsa - Lubo-meer Fay-sa
    Andrija Živković - An-dree-a Jiv-kov-itch

    Borussia Dortmund (Bo-rooss-ear)

    Łukasz Piszczek - Woo-cah Peesh-check
    Marco Reus - Royce
    Julian Weigl - Yool-yan Vye-gul

    Chelsea

    César Azpilicueta - Az-pilly-kwetta
    Michy Batshuayi - Batch-why
    N'Golo Kanté - Con-tay
    Christian Pulišić - Police-sick
    Kurt Zouma - Zoom-er

    Club Brugge (Cloob Brooger)

    Brandon Meckele - Meck-eh-le
    Simon Mignolet - See-mon Meen-yo-lay
    Siebe Schrijvers - See-ber Skrivers
    Thibault Vlietinck - Tee-bo Flee-tink
    Crvena Zvezda (Tser-vay-nah zvez-der)
    Srdjan Babić - Serd-yan Bab-itch
    Richmond Boakye - Bo-atch-yay
    Miloš Degenek - Mil-osh
    Dušan Jovančić - Doo-shan Yovan-chitch
    Veljko Simić - Velly-ko Sim-itch

    Dinamo Zagreb (Dee-na-mo)

    Izet Hajrović - High-ro-vitch
    Luka Ivanušec - Ivan-oo-shets
    Damian Kądzior - Kon-jaw
    François Moubandje - Moo-ban-jay
    Danijel Zagorac - Zago-rats

    Galatasaray

    Adem Büyük - Boo-yook
    Selçuk İnan - Sel-chook Ee-nan
    Okan Kocuk - Co-chook
    Şener Özbayraklı - Shenner Erz-by-rak-ler

    Genk

    Gaetan Coucke - Gay-tan Cooker
    Patrik Hrošovský - Raw-shovski
    Joakim Mæhle - Mah-ler
    Jere Uronen - Yeh-ray Oo-ro-nen
    Dries Wouters - Vow-ters

    Inter Milan (Inter-nats-eon-ar-lay)

    Stefan de Vrij - Duv-rye
    Diego Godín - God-een
    Milan Škriniar - Shkreen-yar

    Juventus (Yoo-ven-tus)

    Federico Bernardeschi - Ber-nar-desk-ee
    Juan Cuadrado - Wan Kwad-rard-o
    Mattia De Sciglio - De Sheely-o
    Wojciech Szczęsny - Voy-check Sh-chens-nay

    Liverpool

    Xherdan Shaqiri - Jer-dan Shat-cheery
    Georginio Wijnaldum - Why-naldum

    Lokomotiv Moscow (Lokomo-teev)

    Vedran Ćorluka - Chor-loo-ka
    Guilherme - Gil-yair-may
    Benedikt Höwedes - Hoover-diss
    Grzegorz Krychowiak - Gregorsh Crick-ovvy-ack

    Lille (Losc leel)

    Luiz Araújo - Ar-ow-joh
    Jérémy Pied - P-yay
    Loïc Rémy - L-oik Ray-me
    Adama Soumaoro - Soom-our-oh
    Xeka - Shekka

    Lyon (Lee-on)

    Houssem Aouar - Ow-ar (to rhyme with 'how are')
    Fernando Marçal - Mar-sal
    Jeff Reine-Adélaïde - Ren Adder-laid
    Ciprian Tătăruşanu - Ship-ree-an Tata-roo-shah-noo

    Manchester City

    João Cancelo - Joo-wow Can-say-lo
    Kevin De Bruyne - De Brurner
    İlkay Gündoğan - Eel-kye Gun-doe-wan
    Gabriel Jesus - Jay-zooss

    Napoli

    Elseid Hysaj - Hoo-sigh
    Lorenzo Insigne - In-seen-yay
    Kevin Malcuit - Mal-kwee

    Olympiacos (Olimpy-ar-koss)

    Daniel Podence - Po-dense

    Paris Saint-Germain (Pah-ree San-Jer-man)

    Idrissa Gueye - Gway
    Layvin Kurzawa - Lay-van Kur-java
    Thomas Meunier - Muh-nyay

    RB Leipzig (Lie-pzig)

    Matheus Cunha - Kun-ya
    Emil Forsberg - Fors-berry
    Péter Gulácsi - Goo-latch-ee
    Konrad Laimer - Lime-er

    Real Madrid (Ray-al Ma-dreed)

    Dani Carvajal - Carva-hal
    Thibaut Courtois - Tee-bo Cor-twa
    Toni Kroos - Crowss

    Salzburg (Salts-berg)

    Erling Braut Håland - Hor-land
    Dominik Szoboszlai - Sob-oss-lie
    Cican Stankovic - Seet-san Stank-ov-itch
    Albert Vallci - Val-chee


    Shakhtar Donetsk

    Dodô - Dudu
    Taison - Tie-sun
    Tetê - Tet-ay

    Slavia Prague

    Jan Bořil - Yan Bor-jill
    Ondřej Kolář - Ond-ray Co-larj
    Přemysl Kovář - Premmy-sil Co-varj
    Petr Ševčík - Shev-chick
    Nicolae Stanciu - Stan-choo
    Ladislav Takács - Tock-arch

    Tottenham

    Toby Alderweireld - Ol-der-vay-reld
    Serge Aurier - Oh-ree-ay
    Ryan Sessegnon - Sess-en-yon

    Valencia (Balen-see-a)

    Francis Coquelin - Coker-lan
    José Gayà - Guy-ya
    Gonçalo Guedes - Gon-sarlo Gair-diss
    Daniel Parejo - Pa-ray-ho
    Manu Vallejo - Val-ay-ho
    Daniel Wass - Vess

    Zenit

    Sebastian Driussi - Dree-oo-see
    Yaroslav Rakits'kyy - Rack-its-key

    Cheers, UEFA.
     
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  2. Hyena

    Hyena Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite disappointed we only have two on this list
     
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    Silver Sean Well-Known Member

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    That's all very well but that fucking doofus on BT Sport (the one everyone on there insists on calling Fletch) constantly pronounces Bobby's name as Fir-min-EE-o.
    Fucking dickhead.
     
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  4. Athens

    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    Olimpy-ar-koss?

    No.
     
  5. Holle

    Holle Please leave my town Member

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    Sahlts-boorg if anything.

    And Moon-shun? No way.
     
  6. FoxForceFive

    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    Fuck off.

    Scouse fans take great pride in deliberately (& sometimes not so deliberately) butchering their players names, so we certainly aren't gonna start pronounckng other teams players correctly.
     
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    Ukrainian by marriage Very Active Member

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    The Germans spell Munich as Munchen, don't they ?
     
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    Holle Please leave my town Member

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    München.
     
  9. SummerOnions

    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    Shat-cheery hahahahaha are they messing
     
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    Skullflower Part of the Furniture Member

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    Firmino, not Firminio or Firminho.
     
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    Pesam Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    I was laughing each time the Czech commentator said "shat-cheery" and it turns out he was right!
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    We have to be shit at something
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    It's Linde-lÖf not Linde-loaf
    Ö is similar to the vowel sound made in the word "herb" - hÖrb.
     
  14. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Don't like the sound of that Jim Shittee who plays for Atalanta.
     
  15. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    I remember a schoolmate (Bitter) used to get incandescent with rage when he heard anyone correctly pronouncing Glenn Hysen as "Hussayn" rather than Hy-Sen.
    He seemed to think it was all a load of typical, try-hard Kopite behaviour and hateful in the extreme.

    So obviously I used to do it all the time.

    He would doubtless be equally furious at anyone who didn't say Dirk KITE aswell.
     
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    One of the folks who do the phoned in fan reports for the Echo podcast insists on pronouncing Firmino as Firminho, and Fabinho as Fabino ... He must be doing it deliberately as you have to be full on retard to get both wrong in opposite directions
     
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    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Sounds like RedNinja.
     
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