🥘🐠 Four footballers whose names are foods

🥘🐠 Four footballers whose names are foods

Seeing as though it's Tuesday and we've just had lunch, let's do something a little different and remember four footballers whose names also happen to be foods. 

Do you remember all four? Let's get started with a culinary journey that starts in Italy.  

🍝 Massimo Maccarone

Middlesbrough's acquisition of the unpredictable Italian striker in 2002 raised some eyebrows in England but he endeared himself to the club's fans with his great attitude and work ethic. Maccarone memorably scored twice off the bench in the UEFA Cup semifinal of 2006, sending Boro to the final to face Sevilla. 

Now 40, he's still playing in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football. 

🧀 Kevin Lasagna

Speaking of Italian strikers, the deliciously-named Kevin Lasagna's Udinese side is currently on a winless streak of four matches in Serie A. They'll need their 27-year-old striker to start firing; his record of 26 goals & seven assists in 94 appearances for Le Zebrette is a respectable one. 

🐟 Mark Fish

One of South African's most legendary footballers, Fish enjoyed a successful career in South Africa, Italy and England at club level and lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy with Bafana Bafana in 1996, a landmark achievement. Fish was a no-nonsense, tough-tackling defender who became a pillar in the backlines at clubs of the stature of Orlando Pirates, Lazio and Charlton Athletic in the Premier League. A year prior to his Cup of Nations success, Fish also won a CAF Champions League crown with Pirates. 

🌮 Nacho Monreal

Once a fan favourite at Arsenal, the dependable left-back is back in Spain as a regular of an exciting, much-improving Real Sociedad side. Nacho joined Arsenal in 2013 from Malaga, spending six-and-a-half years in North London, winning three FA Cups. Nacho's most memorable goals included his goal at Old Trafford against Man United in the FA Cup quarterfinal and his equalizer against Man City in the 2017 semifinal of the same competition. The Gunners went on to win the famous trophy in both of those years. 

Speaking of food, there's a feast of football coming up later in the week, continuing into the weekend and UEFA Champions League action next week.