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The Best Christmas Themed Sports Names

 Roque SANTA Cruz


The Paraguayan footballer has played for Bayern Munich, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City. In 2009 he made headlines thanks to his big money move from Blackburn Rovers to Manchester City. Following the move he struggled and couldn’t provide the gift of goals during his time in Manchester. Interestingly Santa Cruz holds the record for all-time highest goal scorer for Paraguay with 32 goals and he now plays for Malaga on loan from Mexican side Cruz Azul.



Kyle Rudolph plays in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings as a tight end. With the largest reindeers being around four foot nine inches and Kyle Rudolph standing at six foot six in height, it is highly likely he is significantly taller than the famous reindeer he shares his name with!



When Andy Carroll transferred to Liverpool from Newcastle for a fee in the region of £35 million he broke the transfer record for an English player. After struggling at Merseyside he was sold to West Ham United in 2013 for around £15 million. Since arriving in London he has still struggled for form but with his contract not coming to an end till 2019, the fans have plenty of time to be singing carols from the stands. 

ÁNGEL Di Maria


While the pronunciation is not exactly the same, Di Maria could have used a guardian angel when he made his move to Old Trafford. After just one season in Manchester he was sold for a 15 million pound loss to PSG, leaving Louis Van Gaal’s face as red as Santa’s suit.



Spanish footballer Jesús Navas previously played for Sevilla and is currently in his third season with Manchester City.  In Spanish speaking culture, Jesús is a name given to males in honour of Jesus Christ and the closest English equivalent of the name would be Joshua.

That concludes our list, if you have any other suggestions be sure to leave them in the comments below. For last minute Christmas gift ideas check out our gift guide online!