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Real names of famous sports personalities

Abdi Pel (Abdi Ayew)

Akebono Taro (Chad Haaheo Rowan)

Al Bummy Davis (Abraham Davidoff)

Bebeto (Jos Roberto Gama de Oliveira)

Cafu (Marcos Evangelista de Moraes)

Careca (Antonio de Oliveira Filho)

Deco (Anderson Luiz de Sousa)

Dick Tiger (Richard Ihetu)

Eduardo Golding (David Edward Michael Gordon Copleston)

Garrincha (Manuel Francisco dos Santos)

Garry Kasparov (Gari Weinstein)

Raymond Kopa (Raymond Kopaszewski)

He hate me (Rod Smart)

Henri Cornet (Henri Jaudry)

Hulk Hogan (Terrance Gene Bollea)

Jim McKay (James Kenneth McManus)

Joe Louis (Joseph Louis Barrow)

Kak (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite)

Khaosai Galaxy (Sura Saenkham)

Kid McCoy (Norman Selby)

Kline (Roland Lam)

Konishiki Yasokichi (Salevaa Atisanoe)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Lucien Mazan)

Mchel (Jos Miguel Gonzlez Martn)

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.)

Musashimaru Koyo (Fiamalu Penitani)

Nen (Maybyner Rodney Hilario; this is now his legal name)

Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)

Rivaldo (Vitor Borba Ferreira)

Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

Ronaldinho (Ronaldo de Assis Moreira)

Stanley Ketchel (Stanislaus Kiecal)

Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.)

Takanohana Koji (Koji Hanada)

Tiger Woods (Eldrick Tont Woods)

Tony Zale (Anthony Florian Zaleski)

Wakanohana Masaru (Masaru Hanada)

Zico (Arthur Antunes Coimbra)

07/01/2010. Category: sports. Tags: , , .

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