Longest Name On The Back Of A Football Shirt

Longest Name On The Back Of A Football Shirt

Longest Name On The Back Of A Football Shirt

What is the longest player name that has ever been used on the back of a team’s football kit for a players name. We’ll pick up one contender for the title who appeared today as a substitute for Blackburn Rovers against Bolton in the 2-1 win at the Reebok. Zurab Khizanishvili. If you know of a longer name that has been on the back of a players shirt then please let us know. For working out if anyone else is longer, Khizanishvili is thirteen letters long. Updated: Sewey89 found Jakub Blaszczykowski  which is fourteen letters.venegoor of hesselink celtic

Longest player name on a football kit:

Updated to Venegoor of Hesselink, do all nineteen characters appear on his regular Celtic shirt?

We’ll update the page each time somebody comes up with a longer name, now looking for a single word longer than Blaszczykowski.

Posted on January 13, 2008

Comments on “Longest name on the back of a football shirt”

  1. Olamilekan Oluwatobiloba Tiamiyu

    Venegoor of Hesselink

  2. Fraser McGibbon

    Theodoros Papoutsoyiannopoulos

  3. Tom Beeforth

    Dimitrious Konstantopoules of middlesbrough f.c keeper no.13 24 letters

  4. Daisy

    Bit late but Oxlade Chamberlaine for Arsenal is best I could think of.

  5. Louis Kolliari

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos

  6. Ryan Healey

    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, also of celtic.

  7. SCFC

    Troy Archibald-Henville (17) of Exeter

  8. Nathan Johnson

    brilliant, just brilliant.

  9. Talha

    ricky van wolfswinkel

  10. Big Si

    Pascal Razakanantenaina of FC Avion (plays for Madagascar)

  11. Tom

    Vennegoor of Hesselink has two ‘n’s, not one.

  12. Frank Oliver

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos

  13. Luke

    dinyar bilyaletdinov has 13 letters as well

  14. Birger "Drogba"

    Christodoulopoulos is also a big one :p

  15. Curtis

    sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool, 17 letters, thailand goalkeeper, came across him playing fifa world cup 😀

  16. Wayne Rooney

    sadly his shirt has only his first name

  17. Wayne Rooney

    stylianos giannakopoulos 23
    beat that

  18. Tom

    Like above, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst…

  19. Tom

    Giovanni Van Bronckhorst

  20. LOL

    Edson Arentes Do Nascimento Pelé <<< LONG

  21. Stfu

    you guys need fucking lives. go grow some bollocks

  22. Euan

    Christodoupolous – 18 Olympiakos striker

  23. Bobby George

    omasirichukwu oginurwu anyanwu-manchester united reserves

    dimitrious konstantopolous-coventry city fc

    lee ci -probobly the smallest name-some club in tokyo

  24. Jose

    dimitrios konstontopolous- plays for coventry city fc

    omasirichukwu oginurwu anyanwu- manchester untied reserves

  25. Harry

    Pavluchenko?? Plays for Spurs?? Whittingham or Mccormack from Cardiff?? Its probabley Vennagor of Hesselink Wright Phillips? ex – cardiff city player

  26. Meeshoo

    this player must beat some names in here.unfortunately no pictures.
    Charles Olivier Solofonomenjanahary

  27. MCN RFC

    Eleftheropoulos the Greek Goalie

  28. W Anker

    omar dentest-ipolocko-geneeveski-wertascliffe beat that!! plays for andorran national team

  29. Joran

    The longest name is defenitely: Marcio Markiowsczkynovicov player of Dynamo Buceresti!!

  30. S


  31. Catman

    clifsenghpourburgersue under 19 germany captain

  32. LFClondon


  33. LFClondon

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest team name. They are a welsh team

  34. Rozzza

    Hathairattanakool (thailand goalkeeper)

  35. Sargon Barkho

    i tried to look for it for a while now but rumour has it that he heading to west ham united, so i might be able to get one soon. but i have searched google images and i have found his profile, with a front view picture only. 🙁

  36. Mr Tee

    there was a professional footballer from Thailand who used to play in Singapore. his name was Surachai Jatturapatarapong.. beat that!

  37. Admin

    sargon have you managed to find an image with that on?

  38. Sargon Barkho

    i have found a better one actually than my previous one- Lazaros Christodoulopoulos from PAOK Thessaloniki- thats 18 letters

  39. Marconifc

    Andrés Guglielminpietro, played for AC Milan, Inter and Boca Juniors. thats 16 letters.

  40. Sargon Barkho

    how about Socratis Papastathopoulos from AEK Athens?

  41. MiKi

    I couldn’t find a picture, but I’m pretty sure that when he played in Spain, the Argentinian goalkeeper Montoya used to wear:
    “EL MONO”

  42. Kovas06

    I Can only equal as well with Schweinsteiger

  43. Artek

    Here are some pics of Blaszczykowski’s jersey while playing for the NT of Poland. In Wisla Krakow he also had his full name on the back back once he moved to Borussia it was to hard for Germans to say it so her went with Kuba :p

  44. Toothy

    Not too sure about this one, but im guessin it is…

    Ibrahim Ba

  45. Micah

    I can only match that, but you win as i only have his name and i’m unable to find a picture with his name on his shirt. The Name: Rabesandratana, Eric, an ex-PSG defender. I saw his name in Match of the day magazine.

  46. Alex

    good find sewey89

  47. Sewey89

    i think this is him playing for his old team, or for poland, but you can see that he’s got his name on the shirt!

  48. Alex

    sewey89 just paste a link to the image in a comment, someone will change it to be an image for you i’m sure. I found a picture but looks like he uses Kuba on this shirt:

  49. Sewey89

    jakub blaszczykowski – he plays for borussia dortmund, i came across him whilst playing football manager! its 14 letters

    i found one picture where the name was on the shirt but i dont know how to post pictures! :S

  50. Felipe

    Juninho Pernambucano was close…

  51. Keizy12

    Sno From Celtic 😉 :L
    I Kidd,
    I Will Agree With Big Vennegoor:D

  52. Federici

    The longest name is Venegoor of Hesselink. No doubt about that!

  53. Jo3 G!ll

    how about david lee johnson -smith- harold of boston utd

  54. Asha Da Basha

    venegoor of hesselink at celtic?

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