List of sportspeople by nickname


List of sportspeople by nickname

This is a list of sportspeople by nickname.

Aviation sport


*"The Flying Matador" = Alejandro Maclean, drifting driver [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/ryan-tuerck.html]
*"Hap" or "Happy" = Kevin Harvick, flagicon|USA auto racer
*"Haru" = Haruchika Aoki, flagicon|JPN motorcycle Grand Prix rider
*"Hiro" = Hiroyuki Matsushita, flagicon|JPN IndyCar driver
*"Helmet Hair" = Manabu Orido, flagicon|JPN racing and drifting driver
*"Henry Arundel" = Henry Fitzalan-Howard, Earl of Arundel, flagicon|GBRflagicon|ENG racing driver (informal driver name)
*"Hizzy" = Steve Hislop, flagicon|GBR motorcycle racer
*"Hollywood" = Petter Solberg, flagicon|NOR rally driver
*"Hoppo" = John Hopkins, flagicon|GBR-flagicon|USA motorcycle racer
*"The Human Computer" = Walter Röhrl, flagicon|GER rally driver
*"Hungry" = Maynard Clark, flagicon|USA motorcycle stunt rider
*"Hunt the Shunt" = James Hunt, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver
*"Hurricane" = Tony Angelo, flagicon|USA drifting driver [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/tony-angelo.html]
*"Iceman" =
**Terry Labonte, flagicon|USA stock car driver
**Kimi Räikkönen, flagicon|FIN Formula One driver
**Olaf Commijs, flagicon|NED drifting driver
*"The Intimidator" = Dale Earnhardt, Sr., flagicon|USA stock car racer
*"Ironman" = Ivan Stewart, flagicon|USA off-road racer
*"Ironhead" = Dale Earnhardt, Sr., flagicon|USA stock car racer
*"Irv the swerve" = Eddie Irvine, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver (insult, due to his reckless driving; became out of use in later career)
*"Isky" = Ed Iskenderian, flagicon|USA drag racer and land speed racer ["Car Craft Magazine"]
*"Ja" = Justin Rood, flagicon|NZL drifting driver
*"Jackie" = John Y. Stewart, flagicon|SCO Formula One driver
* "Joaninha" (Spanish, "Ladybug") = Gilmar Flores, flagicon|BRA Freestyle Motocross rider
*"Jenks" = Denis Jenkinson, flagicon|GBR sidecar racing passenger and racing navigator
*"Jim" = Richard P. Rathmann, flagicon|USA Indy racer
*"Jimmy" = Serafino Cazzani, flagicon|ITA offshore powerboat driver
*"Jimmy Savile" = Lewis Hamilton, flagicon|GBR Formula 1 driver (Given to him by friends at the age of 17, due to his fondness of bling, rarely used) [Zoo Magazine 22-28 June 2007 edition, page 6]
*"JJ Lehto" = Jyrki Juhani Järvilehto, flagicon|FIN Formula One driver (given by manager Keke Rosberg to make it appear media friendly)
*"Jo" =
**Joakim Bonnier, flagicon|SWE racing driver
**Josef Gartner, flagicon|AUT racing driver [http://forix.autosport.com/8w/gartner.html 8W - Who? - Jo Gartner ] ]
*"Joey" = William Dunlop, flagicon|Northern Ireland motorcycle racer
*"John" = Hans-Johan Paul, flagicon|USA racing driver (legal name) [http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1119508/index.htm Former racer John Paul Sr. and his Indy 500-driving - 05.27.85 - SI Vault ] ]
*"Johnny" =
** Giovanni Lurani, flagicon|ITA racing driver [http://www.historicracing.com/top100.cfm?driverID=7749&today=on&fromrow=1]
**Alberto Cecotto, Venezuelan motorcycle racer and racing driver
*"Johnny Carwash" = Giovanni Lavaggi, flagicon|ITA Formula One driver (a literal translation of "John Washing", popularized by David Letterman)
*"Johnny Dumfries" = John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute or John Bute, flagicon|SCO Formula One driver (informal driver name)
*"Jos" = Johannes Verstappen, flagicon|NLD Formula One driver
*"Jos the Boss" = Johannes Verstappen, flagicon|NLD Formula One driver
*"JR" = Vaughn Gittin, Jr., flagicon|USA drifting driver
*"JT" = Jairus Wharerau, flagicon|NZL drifting
*"Jungle Boy" = Antônio R. Pizzonia, Júnior, flagicon|BRA Formula One and Champ Car driver
*"Jungle Jim" = Jim Lieberman, flagicon|USA drag racer
*"Junior" =
**Robert G. Johnson, Jr., flagicon|USA stock car racer
**John S. Zink, Jr., flagicon|USA Indy racer [Cutter and Sendell]
**Dale Earnhardt, Jr., flagicon|USA stock car racer
*"Kamikaze" = Ukyo Katayama, flagicon|Japan Formula One driver
*"KB" = Kevin Bartlett, flagicon|AUS racing driver
*"Keke" = Keijo Rosberg, flagicon|FIN Formula One driver
*"Kelly" = Cavino Petillo, flagicon|USA racing driver
*"The Kentucky Kid" = Nicky Hayden, flagicon|USA motorcycle racer
*"The Kid" =
**Jody Beuachemin, flagicon|Canada alky altered drag racer
**Jeff Gordon, flagicon|USA stock car racer (1990s nickname, now out of use)
**Craig Lowndes, flagicon|AUS racing driver (1990s nickname, now out of use)
**Eric Geboers, flagicon|BEL motorcross rider
*"Kiki" = Casper Canul, flagicon|USA drifting driver [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/casper-canul.html]
*"The Kilt" = Kieran Cameron, flagicon|SCO drifting driver
*"The King"
**Richard Petty, flagicon|USA stock car racer
**Jeremy McGrath, flagicon|USA Supercross rider
*"King Carl" = Carl Fogarty, flagicon|GBR motorcycle racer
*"King Hiro" = Hiro Matsushita, flagicon|JPN IndyCar driver (unintentionally given by Emerson Fittipaldi when intending to say "Fucking Hiro!" during a radio call to pit crew)
*"King Richard" = Richard Petty, flagicon|USA stock car racer
*"King of Monaco" = Graham Hill, Formula One driver
*"King of the Ice" = Jo Bonnier, flagicon|SWE Formula One and GT driver
*"King of the Mille Miglia" = Clemente Biondetti, flagicon|ITA racing driver
*"King of the Mountain" = Peter Brock, flagicon|AUS touring car driver
*"King of the Road" = Joey Dunlop, flagicon|Northern Ireland motorcycle racer
*"King of the Used Cars" = Darel Dieringer, flagicon|USA stock car racer (used in reference to a former NASCAR division, informally called "Used Cars Division")
*"KiPad" = Julian Smith, flagicon|IRL drifting driver
*"König Ludwig" (German, "King Ludwig") = Klaus Ludwig, flagicon|GER racing driver
*nihongo|"Kuma"|]
*"The Lamp" = Dougie Lampkin, flagicon|GBR motorcycle trials rider [ [http://www.tmxnews.co.uk/content_database/scott_trial_the_magic_of_the_lamp/index Scott Trial - The magic of the Lamp : Content Database : TMX News ] ]
*"Larrikin Larry" = Larry Perkins, flagicon|AUS racing driver
*"Leadfoot" = Wylie Baker, Jr., flagicon|USA stock car driver
*"Leon Duray" = pseudonym of George Stewart, flagicon|USA race driver
*"Leksa" = Leo Kinnunen, flagicon|FIN racing driver
*"Il Leone" (Italian for "The Lion") = Nigel Mansell, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver (given by "tifosis" during his time at Ferrari)
*"Pierre Levegh" = Pierre Bouillin, flagicon|FRA racing driver (pseudonym)
*"Li'l Al" = Al Unser, Jr., flagicon|USA race driver [ [http://www.foytracing.com/driver/unserJr.html A.J. Foyt Racing: Al Unser Jr. – Biography] ]
*"Little Art" = Arturo Merzario, flagicon|ITA racing driver
*"Lofty" = Frank England, flagicon|GBR racing team manager
*"Lucky" = Lloyd Casner, flagicon|USA GT race driver
*"Mad Dog" = John Paul, Jr., flagicon|USA racing driver
*"Mad Max" = Max Biaggi, flagicon|ITA motorcycle racer
*"Mad Mick" = Mick Doohan, flagicon|AUS motorcycle racer
*"Mad Mike " =
**Michael Jones, flagicon|USA Freestyle Motocross rider
**Mike Whiddett, flagicon|NZL drifting driver
*"The Mad Russian" = Bill Vukovich, flagicon|USA auto racer
*"Mad Skills" = Rhys Millen, flagicon|NZL drifting and rally driver [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/rhys-millen.html]
*"Mad Skills Sr." = Rod Millen, flagicon|NZL drifting, hillclimb and rally driverFrom 2007 official Formula D website, info no longer exist]
*"El Maestro" (Spanish for "The Master") = Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine Formula One driver
*"Madusa" = Debra Miceli, flagicon|USA monster truck driver and former wrestler (portmanteau of Made in the USA, adopted from her wrestling ringname during her previous career)
*"Magic" = Ayrton Senna, flagicon|BRA Formula One driver
*"Magoo" = Dick Megugorac, flagicon|USA land speed racer
*"Major Clutch kick" = Vaughn Gittin, Jr., flagicon|USA drifting driver
*"The Man in Black" = Dale Earnhardt, Sr., flagicon|USA NASCAR racer (in reference to his GM Goodwrench sponsored car, which was always in black)
*"nihongo|Mana-P|マナP = Manabu Suzuki, flagicon|JPN racing driver and motorsport announcer
*"Maverick" = Bill Golden, flagicon|USA wheelstander drag racer [www.gilchristbnw.com]
*"Max" =
**Manabu Orido (nihongo|"Max Orido"|MAX☆織戸|), flagicon|JPN racing and drifting driver
**Massimiliano Biaggi, flagicon|ITA motorcycle racer
*"Mae-ken" = Ken Maeda, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"MC" = Jeremy McGrath, flagicon|USA Supercross rider
*"Mi Tsu Ru" = Mitsuru Haruguchi, flagicon|JPN drifting driver [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/mitsuru-haruguchi.html]
*"Mickey" = Marion Thompson, flagicon|USA off-road racing driver
*"Million Dollar Bill" = Bill Elliott, flagicon|USA stock car racer (for winning the Winston Million)
*"Miki" = Massimo Biasion, flagicon|ITA rally driver
*"Mr. 875cc" (honorary nickname for winning world titles in 125/250/500cc) =
**Eric Geboers, flagicon|BEL motorcross rider
**Stefan Everts, flagicon|BEL motorcross rider
*"Mr. Excitement" = Gary Porter, flagicon|USA monster truck driver
*"Mr. Flathead" = John Bradley, flagicon|USA nostalgia drag racer
*"Mr. Monaco" = Graham Hill, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver
*"Mr. Motor Racing" =
**Raymond Mays, flagicon|GBR Grand Prix racer [ [http://www.bournecivicsociety.org.uk/exhibitions.htm Raymond Mays ] ]
**Stirling Moss, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver [ [http://www.chilternweb.co.uk/barry_hunter/historic/mrmrracg.htm Mr Motor Racing ] ]
*"Mr. Nice Guy" = Gary Porter, flagicon|USA monster truck driver
*"Mr Pimms" = Declan Hicks, flagicon|GBR drifting driver
*"Mr. Rallycross = Martin Schanche, flagicon|NOR rallycross driver.
*"Mitto" = Mat Steele, flagicon|GBR drifting driver*"Mongoose" = Tom McEwen, flagicon|USA drag racer
*"Monkey Man" = Ken Nomura, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Monsieur Dakar" (French , "Mister Dakar") = Karel Loprais, flagicon|CZE rally driver
*"Monsieur Le Mans" (French , "Mister Le Mans") = Jacky Ickx, flagicon|BEL racing driver (in reference to his then record 6 victories at the 24 hour race)
*"Monkichi" (Japanese, monkey) = Manabu Orido, flagicon|JPN racing and drifting driver
*nihongo|"Monster"|Japanese:モンスター田嶋|"Monsuta Tajima" = Nobuhiro Tajima, flagicon|JPN rally and hillclimb driver and team owner.
*"Mouse" = Mike McCoy, flagicon|USA off-road motorcyclist [ [http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/598/598693p1.html IGN: Interview: Mike 'Mouse' McCoy ] ]
*"Mulisha Mike" = Mike Turley, flagicon|NZL drifting driver
*"Nakajap" = Satoru Nakajima, flagicon|JPN Formula One driver [ [http://www.historicracing.com/drivers_nation.cfm?start=1&page_no=1&driverID=2787&orderType=name Historic Racing:Satoru 'Nakajap' Nakajima] ]
*"Nanni" = Giovanni G. G. Galli, flagicon|ITA GT and Grand Prix driver
*"El Nano" = Fernando Alonso, Spanish Grand Prix driver
*"Negher" (Italian, "Blackie") = Giuseppe Campari, flagicon|ITA Grand Prix driver
*"Niki" = Andreas Lauda, flagicon|AUT Formula One driver
*"Nino" = Emilio Farina, flagicon|ITA Grand Prix driver [Kettlewell, Mike. "Farinai: The First World Champion", in Ward, Ian, general editor, "World of Automobiles" (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 6, p.635.]
*"Nitro Nori" = Noriyuki Haga, flagicon|JPN motorcycling Grand Prix rider
*"NOB" (abbreviation: No One Better) = Nobuteru Taniguchi, flagicon|JPN racing driver
*"Nobu" = Nobuatsu Aoki, flagicon|JPN motorcycle Grand Prix rider
*nihongo|"Nomuken"|Japanese:のむけん| = Ken Nomura, flagicon|JPN drifting driver (portmanteau of name) [nickname can be seen written (in Japanese) on the roof of Nomura's Blitz ER34 Skyline at top view on Gran Turismo 4] [http://store.jackadeal.com/blurerkenno.html]
*nihongo|"Norick"|Japanese:ノリック・アベ|"Norick Abe" = Norifumi Abe, flagicon|JPN motorcycling Grand Prix rider
*nihongo|"Nori"|Japanese:ノリ = Noriyuki Haga, flagicon|JPN motorcycling Grand Prix rider
*"Nori-Chan" = Noriyuki Haga, flagicon|JPN motorcycling Grand Prix rider
*"Ohio George" = George Montgomery, flagicon|USA drag racing driver ["Gasser Wars"]
*nihongo|"Okachan"|Japanese:岡ちゃん| = Kazuyoshi Okamura, flagicon|JPN drifting driver and racing mechanic
*"The Old Man" = Enzo Ferrari, flagicon|ITA motor racing team owner
*"Old Pirate" = John Paul, Sr., flagicon|USA racing driver
*"One Leg" = Paul Vlasblom, flagicon|NED drifting driver
*"One Run Anderson" = Dennis Anderson, flagicon|USA monster truck driver and team owner
*"Onions" = Victor Chapman, flagicon|NZL drifting driver
*"Our Nige" = Nigel Mansell, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver [ [http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/CARS/FEATURES/31349.html Trackside: Our Nige is back - Auto Trader UK] ]
*"Pan Dakar" (Czech, "Mr. Dakar") = Karel Loprais, flagicon|CZE rally driver
*"The Pampas Bull" = José Froilán González, Argentinian racing driver
* "Pao" = Gianpaolo Bergamini, flagicon|BRA Freestyle Motocross rider
*"Pappy" = Carmel Fernandez, flagicon|USA NASCAR driver
*"Parnelli" = Rufus P. Jones, flagicon|USA Indy racer [Twite, Mike, "Jones: Consistent progress from Stock cars to Formula One", in Ward, Ian, general editor, "World of Automobiles" (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 10, p.1103.]
*"Paso" = Renzo Pasolini, flagicon|ITA motorcycle racer
*"Pat" = Ueal E. Patrick, flagicon|USA Champ Car and IRL racing team owner
*"Pesca" = Henri Pescarolo, flagicon|FRA racing driver
*"Peter Pan of racing" (French , "Mister Le Mans") = Jacky Ickx, flagicon|BEL racing driver
*"Peter Perfect"
**Peter Gregg, flagicon|USA sportscar racing driver
**Peter Brock, flagicon|AUS touring car racing driver
*"Le Petoulet" (French , "the rat-droppings") = Maurice Trintignant, flagicon|FRA Formula One driver [Kettlewell, Mike. "Trintignant: France's Racing Mayor" in Ward, Ian, ed., "The World of Automobiles" (London: Orbis Publishing Ltd, 1974), p.2368.]
*"Phi Phi" = Philippe Etancelin, flagicon|FRA Grand Prix driver [Twite, Mike. "Nuvolari: The Flying Mantuan", in Ward, Ian, general editor, "World of Automobiles" (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 6, p.616.]
*"Pierino La Peste" (French , "Mister Le Mans") = Jacky Ickx, flagicon|BEL racing driver (given at his time for Ferrari as well as his strong personnality)
*"Pitbull" = Jeremy Lusk, flagicon|USA Freestyle Motocross rider
*"Pi" = Per-Inge Walfridsson, flagicon|SWE rally driver
*"Pop" = Maurice F. Eargle, flagicon|USA NASCAR, Sportsman, and Modifieds driver
*"Pops"
**Curtis Turner, flagicon|USA stock car driver
**Hideo Yoshimura, flagicon|JPN motorcycle race team owner
*"Possum" = Peter Bourne, flagicon|NZL rally driver
*"The Prince of Drift" = Tengku Djan Ley, flagicon|Malaysia racing and drifting driver and team manager [http://www.princeofdrift.com/]
*nihongo|"Prince of White Smoke"|Japanese:白煙王子|byaku kemuri ōji = Ken Nomura, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"The Professor" =
**Alain Prost, flagicon|FRA Formula One driver
**Warren Johnson, flagicon|USA drag racer
*"Quick Nick" = Nick Heidfeld, flagicon|GER racing driver [cite news| title =Quick Nick puts Sauber traction in action| publisher =Grandprix.com| url =http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns03992.html| date =2001-04-05| accessdate =2007-01-18]
*"Rebel" = Mark Visser, flagicon|NED drifting driver
*"Rainmaster"
**Thierry Boutsen, flagicon|BEL racing driver [ [http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/drv-bouthi.html GP Encyclopedia -> Drivers -> Thierry Boutsen] ]
**Rudolf Caracciola, flagicon|GER Grand Prix driver [ [http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp355.htm The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing] ]
**Christian Fittipaldi, flagicon|BRA racing driver [cite book|title=Autocourse CART Official Yearbook |year=1997-98 |publisher=Hazleton Publishing|pages=p.149]
**Sete Gibernau, Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racing rider [ [http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s180/st12425.php Motorcycle Racing Online] ]
**Jacky Ickx, flagicon|BEL racing driver
**Tom Pryce, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver [cite book |last=Tremayne |first= David|authorlink=David Tremayne |coauthors= |editor= |others= |title=The Lost Generation |origdate= |origyear= 2006 |origmonth=August|url= |format= |accessdate=2007-02-05 |accessyear= |accessmonth= |edition= |date= |year= |month= |publisher= Haynes Publishing|location= |language=English |isbn=1-84425-205-1 |oclc= |doi= |id= |pages= |chapter=|chapterurl= |quote= ]
**Jim Richards, flagicon|NZL Touring car racing driver [ [http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=6697&vf=1 drive.com.au] ]
**Michael Schumacher, flagicon|GER Formula One driver [cite news |first=James |last=Lawton |title= Michael Schumacher: Big wheel |url=http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article1916356.ece |publisher=The Independent |date=2006-10-21 |accessdate=2007-02-03 ]
**Ayrton Senna, flagicon|BRA Formula One driver [ [http://atlasf1.autosport.com/99/aus/preview/schot.html AtlasF1] ]
**Hans-Joachim Stuck, flagicon|GER racing driver [ [http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=57753&FS=GRANDAM Motorsport.com: News channel] ]
*"Rahzel" = Reece McBreen, flagicon|NZL drifting driver
*"Red"
**Richard Amick, flagicon|USA Indy racer
**Robert Byron, flagicon|USA stock car racer
*"Red Baron" = Michael Schumacher, flagicon|GER Formula One driver
*"Regenmeister" (German, "Rainmaster") = Rudolf Caracciola, flagicon|GER Grand Prix
*"The Red Devil"= Camille Jenatzy, flagicon|FRA Grand Prix and land speed racer (named for his beard) [Camille Jenatzy]
*"Rick" = Eddie Rickenbacker, flagicon|USA Indy racer
*"Ringmeister" (German, "Ringmaster", for excellence at the Nürburgring)
**Rudolf Caracciola, flagicon|GER Grand Prix
**Jacky Ickx, flagicon|BEL racing driver
**Tazio Nuvolari, flagicon|ITA Grand Prix
**Bernd Rosemeyer, flagicon|GER Grand Prix
*"Rocket Man" = Masatoshi Asamoto, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Rocket Ron" = Ron Haslam, flagicon|GBR Grand Prix motorcycle racer
*"Rodger the Dodger" = Rodger Ward, flagicon|USA Indy racer
*nihongo|"Rodeo Clown"| = Yasuyuki Kazama, flagicon|JPN drifting driver (for his ability to perform doughnuts, whilst straddling on the driver's door)
*nihongo|"Rodeo Drift"|Japanese:ロデオ乗り|Rodeo Dori = Yasuyuki Kazama, flagicon|JPN drifting driver (As above)
*"RodeoMan" = Marc van Ocken, flagicon|NED drifting driver
**"Roj" = Rodger Freeth, flagicon|NZL rally co-driver
*"Roman Emperor" = Max Biaggi, flagicon|ITA motorcycle racer
*"Rossifumi" = Valentino Rossi, flagicon|ITA motorcycle racer (given in honour of Norifumi Abe, now out of use)
*"Rubinho" = Rubens Barrichello, flagicon|BRA Formula One driver
*"The Rushville Rocket" = Anthony W. Stewart, flagicon|USA NASCAR driver
*"Rusty" = Russell W. Wallace, flagicon|USA stock car racer [Wikipedia, Rusty Wallace]
*"Sachio" = Yukio Fukuzawa, flagicon|JPN racing driver [http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3344]
*"Salt" = David Walther, flagicon|USA racing driver
*"Sammy" = Sydney Davis, flagicon|GBR racing driver
*"Sandro" = Alessandro Nannini, flagicon|ITA racing driver
*nihongo|"Sargent Ghost"|Japanese:鬼軍曹|"oni gunsō" = Hisashi Kamimoto, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Sexy" = Yasuyuki Shiwachi, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Schumi" = Michael Schumacher, flagicon|GER Formula One driver
*"Senior" = Dale Earnhardt, flagicon|USA stock car racing
*"Seppi" =
**Jo Siffert, Swiss Formula One driver
**Jo Gartner, flagicon|AUT racing driver
*"Sete Gibernau" = Manuel Sete Gibernau Bultó, Spanish motorcycle racer (shortened name)
*"Shin-1" = Shinichi Itoh, flagicon|JPN motorcycle racer ("ichi" translates as "one" in Japanese, as written on back of his suit)
*"Shorty" = William Cantlon, flagicon|USA midget racer
*"Showtime" = Jeremy McGrath, flagicon|USA Supercross rider
*"Sideways Buff" = [Mark Luney, flagicon|GBR drifting driver
*"Skewers" = Karl Skewes, flagicon|NZL drifting driver

*"The Silent Serb" = Bill Vukovich, flagicon|USA Indy racer
*"The Silver Fox" =
**David Pearson, flagicon|USA auto racer
**Piero Taruffi, flagicon|ITA auto and moto racer and manager
*"Sjarrel" = Charles Zwolsman, flagicon|NLD racing driver [ [http://onore.wikispaces.com/zwolsman#toc0 onore:Charles 'Sjarrel' Zwolsman] nl]
*"Skip" = John Barber III, flagicon|USA racing driver, instructor and school owner
*"Skipp" = George Walther, flagicon|USA hydroplane driver
*"Skippy" =
**Shawn Zezula, flagicon|Canada drag racer [Photo at Wikimedia Commons (which I shot myself...) showing his name on the door]
**David Parsons"', flagicon|AUS racing driver
*"Smilin' Jack" = John J. McGrath, flagicon|USA Indy racer and mechanic
*"Smoke" = Anthony W. Stewart, flagicon|USA NASCAR driver
*"Smokey" =
**Henry Yunick, flagicon|USA racing mechanic [Wikipedia, Smokey Yunick]
**Kazuhiko Nagata, flagicon|JPN racing mechanic [ [http://www.topsecretjpn.com/smoky.shtml Welcome to the official TOP SECRET Homepage] ] [ [http://www.japanesenostalgiccar.com/article.cgi?section=profiles&article=toyotaCelica1975LBTopSecret Japanese Nostalgic Car - 1975 Toyota Celica 2000GT LB] ]
*"Smoking Bandit" = Lennard Wander, flagicon|NED drifting driver
*"Smokin' Jo" = Joachim Winkelhock, flagicon|GER racing driver
*"Smoking Jos" = Jos de Bruin, flagicon|NED drifting driver
*"The Snake" = Don Prudhomme, flagicon|USA drag racer
*"Soapy" = Neil Castles, flagicon|USA NASCAR stock car racer
*nihongo|"Spark"|Japanese:スパーク末永|"Supaaku Suenaga" = Masao Suenaga, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Spatzi" = Jo Gartner, flagicon|AUT racing driver
*"Speedy" = Alfred Thompson, flagicon|USA auto racer
*"Spiderman" = Hélio Castroneves, flagicon|BRA auto racer
*"Spunk" = Emory Collins, Canadian auto racer and ice hockey player
*"Steady Eddie" =
**Eddie Lawson, flagicon|USA moto racer racer
**Eddie Irvine, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver
*"Steady Freddy" = Frederic Girard, flagicon|CAN drifting driver [http://www.formulad.com/blog/?p=609]
*"Steph" = Stephan Papadakis, flagicon|USA drifting and import drag racing driver and team owner [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/stephan-papadakis.html]
*"The Stig" = Stephen Evans, flagicon|IRL drifting driver
*"Strietzel" = Hans-Joachim Stuck, flagicon|GER racing driver
*"Super Aguri" = Aguri Suzuki, flagicon|JPN Formula One driver
*"Super Mario" = Mario Andretti, flagicon|USA racing driver
*"Super Sub" = Roberto Moreno, flagicon|BRA racing driver
*"Super Swede" = Ronnie Peterson, flagicon|SWE Formula One driver
*"Super Tex" = A. J. Foyt, flagicon|USA Champ Car racer
*"Super Wop" = Mario Andretti, flagicon|USA racing driver
*"Swede" = David E. Savage, Jr., flagicon|USA racing driver [Wikipedia, Swede Savage]
*"Sweeps" = Mark Buckle, flagicon|GBR drifting driver
*nihongo|"Tady"|Japanese:タディ|"Tadi" = Tadayuki Okada, flagicon|JPN motorcycle racer
*"Taffy" = Wolfgang von Trips, flagicon|GER Formula One driver [Kettlewell, Mike. "Trips: Aristocratic Race-Ace", in Ward, Ian, ed. "The World of Automobiles" (London: Orbis Publishing, 1974), Volume 20, p.2369.]
*"Taka" = Takahiro Higashino, flagicon|JPN Freestyle Motocross rider [http://metalmulisha.com/team/takayuki-higashino]
*"Taku" = Takuma Aoki, flagicon|JPN motorcycle Grand Prix rider
*"Tandem Assassin" = Tengku Djan Ley, flagicon|Malaysia racing and drifting driver and team manager [http://www.driftlive.com/dl/2006/d1-all-star-2006-results/] (given for his maneuvering style during a 2-car tsuiou rounds)
*nihongo|"Tarzan"|Japanese:ターザン山田 = Eiji Yamada, flagicon|JPN racing driver
*"The Tasmanian Devil" = Marcos Ambrose, flagicon|AUS race truck driver
*"Teaspoon" = Nick Teeboon, flagicon|NZL drifting driver
*"Ted" = Tudor Jones, flagicon|USA hydroplane builder and designer
*"Terrible Ted" = Teddy Tetzlaff, flagicon|USA racing driver
*"Texas Jim" = James McElreath, flagicon|USA NASCAR and IMCA racer
*"The Texas Tornado" = Colin Edwards, flagicon|USA motorcycle racer
*"The Thrill from West Hill" = Paul Tracy, flagicon|USA racing driver
*"The Thunder from Down Under" = Mick Doohan, flagicon|AUS motorcycle racer
*"Tiff" = Timothy Needell, flagicon|GBR racing driver
*"Tim" = Henry R. S. Birkin, flagicon|GBR driver
*"Tinley Park Express" = Melvin Bettenhausen, flagicon|USA Indy driver
*"Tiny" = DeWayne L. Lund, flagicon|USA NASCAR racer [Tiny Lund]
*"Tom Thumb" = Charles J. P. Dodson, flagicon|GBR moto racer
*"Tony" = Melvin Bettenhausen, flagicon|USA Indy driver
*"Tony the Tiger" = Anthony W. Stewart, flagicon|USA NASCAR driver
*"Topics II" = Chris Forsberg, flagicon|USA drifting driver
*nihongo|"Toshi King"|Japanese:トシキん|"Toshikin" = Toshiki Yoshioka, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Toxic Drift" = Samuel Hübinette, flagicon|SWE drifting driver (given in reference to his bleached blond haircut)
*"Track Brat" = Ayrton Senna, flagicon|BRA Formula One driver
*"Trouble" = Tim Marshall, flagicon|GBR drifting driver
*"Twitch" = Jeremy Stenberg, flagicon|USA Freestyle Motocross rider
*"TV Tommy" = Tommy Ivo, flagicon|USA drag racer (for appearances on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis")
*"Vermin" = Chris Vermeulen, flagicon|AUS motorcycle racer
*"Vlugge" = Bas Plugge, flagicon|NED drifting driver
* "Mantovano Volante" (Italian, "The Flying Mantuan") = Tazio G. Nuvolari, flagicon|ITA Grand Prix driver
*"Vuky" = Bill Vukovich, flagicon|USA Indy racer
*"Wally" = Walter Hassan, flagicon|GBR racecar engineer
*nihongo|"Waku Waku Kun"|Japanese:ワクワクさん = Yasuyuki Kazama, flagicon|JPN drifting driver
*"Wattie" = John Watson, flagicon|GBR Formula One driver
*"Wild Bill" = William Cantrell, flagicon|USA hydroplane driver and race driver
*"Wild Bob" = Robert Burman, flagicon|USA Indy racer [Clymer, Fred. "Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925" (New York: Bonanza, 1950), p.108.]
*"The Wild Indian from Atlanta" = Gober Sosebee, flagicon|USA NASCAR racer
*"Wild Willie" = Willie Borsch, flagicon|USA AA/FA drag racer ["Scale Auto Magazine" Contest Annual 2003, p.28.]
*"Williams" = pseudonym of William Grover-Williams, flagicon|GBR Grand Prix racer
*"John Winter" = pseudonym of Louis Krages, flagicon|GER race driver (used in a bid to keep his racing activities secret from his families)
*"WJ" = Warren Johnson, flagicon|USA Pro Stock drag racer
*"The Wollongong Whiz" = Wayne Gardner, flagicon|AUS motorcycle racer
*"Wonderkid" = Travis Pastrana, flagicon|USA Freestyle Motocross rider
*"Yamaken" = Kenji Yamanaka, flagicon|JPN drifting driver [http://www.formulad.com/drivers/kenji-yamanaka.html]
*"Yancy" = Darel Dieringer, flagicon|USA stock car racer
*"Yount Too" = Randy Yount, flagicon|USA I.M.C.A. Modified racing driver
* "Zazrache dite" (Czech, "Wonderkid") = Petr Pilat, flagicon|CZE Freestyle Motocross rider
*"Zonder Vrees" = Kees Kok, flagicon|NED drifting driver
*"Zookeeper" = John Mulligan, flagicon|USA drag racing driver

Pool / snooker


*"Bata" (Tagalog for "The Kid") = Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
*"Beckham of the Baize" = Paul Hunter, English snooker cueist
*"The Black Widow" = Jeanette Lee, American pool player
*"Bustie" = Francisco Bustamante, Filipino pool player
*"The Darling of Dublin" = Ken Doherty, Irish snooker cueist
*"Django" = Francisco Bustamante, Filipino pool player
*"The Duchess of Doom" = Allison Fisher, English snooker cueist and pool player
*"Essex Rocket" = Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker cueist
*"Hurricane"
**Alex Higgins, Ulster snooker cueist
**Jimmy White, English snooker cueist
*"Iceman" = Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker cueist
*"Interesting" = Steve Davis, English snooker cueist
*"Krafty Ken " = Ken Doherty, Irish snooker cueist
*"The Magician" = Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
*"Minnesota Fats" = Rudolph Wanderone Jr., American pool player
*"The Nugget" = Steve Davis, English snooker cueist
*"Pocket Dynamo" = Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker cueist
*"The Pocket Rocket" = Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker cueist
*"Psycho" = Peter Ebdon, English snooker cueist
*"The Rocket" = Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker cueist
*"Skeletor" = Peter Ebdon, English snooker cueist
*"The Striking Viking" = Ewa Laurance, Swedish-born American pool player
*"The Welsh Potting Machine" = Mark Williams, Welsh snooker cueist
*"The Wizard of Wishaw " = John Higgins, Scottish snooker cueist

Rugby

Union


*"Alfie" = Gareth Thomas, fullback flagicon|WAL
*"Ali" = Alexander Williams, lock flagicon|NZL
*"Bakkies" = John Botha, lock flagicon|ZAF
*"Beast" = Tendai Mtawarira, prop flagicon|ZAF
*"Bernie" = Stephen Larkham, fly-half flagicon|AUS
*"Big Ben" = Ben Cohen, wing flagicon|ENG
*"Billy Whizz" = Jason Robinson, fullback and wing flagicon|ENGcite news | title = Robbo seeks the Good Life| url = http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/rugby_union/s/1022758_robbo_seeks_the_good_life | publisher = Manchester Evening News | date = 2007-11-03 | accessdate = 2008-08-20]
*"Big Joe" = Johan van Niekerk, flanker flagicon|ZAF
*"BOD" = Brian O'Driscoll, rugbycentre flagicon|IRE|rugby
*"Chiliboy" = Mahlatse Ralepelle, hooker flagicon|ZAF
*"The Chiropractor" = Brian Lima, utility back flagicon|SAM
*"Cool G" = Angus Cottrell [flagicon|AUS
*"Cortz" = Courtney Smith flagicon|CAN
*"Drico" = Brian O'Driscoll, centre flagicon|IRE|rugby
*"Frans" = François Steyn, utility back flagicon|ZAF
*"The Fun Bus" = Jason Leonard, prop flagicon|ENG
*"Fuser" = Che Guevara, flag|ARG|name=Argentine rugby player and Marxist revolutionary
*"Ginger Monster" = Neil Jenkins, fly-half flagicon|WAL
*"Gus Goulds" = Angus Cottrell flagicon|AUS
*"Johnno" = Martin Johnson, English lock
*"L'homme des cavernes" (French for "Caveman") = Sébastien Chabal, number 8/lock flagicon|FRA
*"L'incomparable" = Philippe Sella, centre flagicon|FRA
*"The King" = Barry John, fly-half flagicon|WAL
*"Kitch" = George Moir Christie, coach flagicon|ZAF
*"Le levrier palois" (French for "The Pau sight hound") = Philippe Bernat-Salles, wing flagicon|FRA
*"The Little Corporal" = Jacques Fouroux, scrum-half and coach flagicon|FRA
*"Loser" = Marcus di Rollo, centre flagicon|SCO
*"The Maestro" = Waisale Serevi, scrum-half flagicon|FJI
*"Mils" = Junior Muliaina, fullback flagicon|NZL
*"Monty" = Percy Montgomery, fullback flagicon|ZAF
*"Mossy" = Chris Paterson, utility back flagicon|SCO
*"Naas" = Hendrik Botha, fly-half flagicon|ZAF
*"Nobody" = John Eales, lock flagicon|AUS
*"Os" (Afrikaans, "Ox") = Jacobus du Randt, prop flagicon|ZAF
*"Le Pelé du rugby" (French, "The Pelé of Rugby") = Serge Blanco, fullback/wing flagicon|FRA
*"Pinetree" = Colin Meads, lock (also played flanker and number 8) flagicon|NZL
*"The Prince" = Gareth Edwards, scrum-half flagicon|WAL
*"The Raging Potato" = Keith Wood, hooker flagicon|IRE|rugby
*"Rat" = Mat Rogers, utility back flagicon|AUS
*"Robbo" = Jason Robinson, fullback and wing flagicon|ENG
*"Rog"= Ronan O'Gara, fly-half flagicon|IRE|rugby
*"Sea-Bass" = Sébastien Chabal, number 8/lock flagicon|FRA
*"Uncle Fester" = Keith Wood, hooker flagicon|IRE|rugby
*"Volcano" = Lesley Vainikolo, wing flagicon|ENG (born in TON)
*"Wilko" = Jonny Wilkinson, fly-half flagicon|ENG
*"The Wizard" = Waisale Serevi, scrum-half flagicon|FJI
*"Z" or "Zee" = Takudzwa Ngwenya, wing flagicon|USA (born in ZWE)

League


*"Chariots Offiah" = Martin Offiah, flagicon|Great Britain British international wingercite news | title = Small Talk: Martin Offiah| url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2004/may/14/smalltalk.sportinterviews | publisher = guardian.co.uk | date = 2004-05-14 | accessdate = 2008-08-20]
*"El Magic" = Hazem El Masri, Lebanese-Australian fullback
*"Freddy"= Brad Fittler, Australian halfback
*"Joey"= Andrew Johns, Australian halfback
*"The King"= Wally Lewis, Australian five-eighth
*"Rat" = Mat Rogers, Australian utility back
*"Volcano" = Lesley Vainikolo, Tonga-born wing for New Zealand

kateboarding

All are skateboarders unless stated


*"Baby Monster" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Bam" = Brandon Margera, flagicon|USAcite web|url=http://www.freetimes.com/stories/15/25/bam-margera|title=Soundcheck: Bam Margera: Jackass/international Celebrity|first=Jeff|last=Niesel|accessdate=2006-10-24]
*"The Birdman" = Tony Hawk, flagicon|USA
*"The Boss" = Andrew Reynolds, flagicon|USA
*"Bucky" = Charles Lasek, flagicon|USA
*"Carbon Fiber" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"CB" = Cara-Beth Burnside, flagicon|USA
*"The Chief" = Jamie Thomas, flagicon|USA
*"CinderEllis" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Christ" = Christian Hosoi, flagicon|USA
*"chuy" = Paul Rodriguez Jr., flagicon|USA (nicknamed by friends)
*"Drew" = Andrew Reynolds, flagicon|USA
*"The Godfather of Skateboarding" = Tony Hawk, flagicon|USA
*"The Flying Tomato" = Shaun White, flagicon|USA (also a snowboarder)
*"The Future" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Gator" = Mark Rogowski, flagicon|USA
*"Hockey Temper" = Kerry Getz, flagicon|USA
*"Holmes" = Christian Hosoi, flagicon|USA
*"Jay Boy" = Jay Adams, flagicon|USA
*"Lyn-Z" = Lindsey Adams Hawkins, flagicon|USA
*"McRills" = [Rick McCrank] , flagicon|CAN
*"Mayor of Philly" = Ricky Oyola, flagicon|USA
*"MC Funbags" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Mike V" = Mike Vallely, flagicon|USA
*"Moto-Saki" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"P-Rod" = Paul Rodriguez Jr., flagicon|USA [cite web|title=Paul Rodriguez|url=http://www.robbrink.com/2007/08/28/paul-rodriguez/|accessdate=2007-10-27]
*"Pinchie" = Lacey Baker, flagicon|USA
*"PL" = Pierre-Luc Gagnon, flagicon|CAN
*"PLG" = Pierre-Luc Gagnon, flagicon|CAN
*"Red Dragon" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Shecky" = Ryan Sheckler, flagicon|USA
*"Sherm" = Jereme Rogers, flagicon|USA
*"Sha-Boy" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Six Pounds" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Soft" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Spock" = Andrew Reynolds, flagicon|USA
*"TA" = Tony Alva, flagicon|USA
*"Turtle Boy" = Andrew Reynolds, flagicon|USA
*"Unbreakable" = Jake Brown, flagicon|AUS
*"WarCock" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Wingball" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Yung Ellis" (or just "yung") = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS
*"Yung Wing" = Jason Ellis, flagicon|AUS

kiing


*"Eddie the Eagle" = Michael Edwards, flagicon|GBR Ski jumping
*"The Flying Finn" =
** = Janne Ahonen flagicon|FIN ski jumping
** = Matti Nykänen flagicon|FIN ski jumping
** = Kalle Palander flagicon|FIN alpine skiing
*"Spider" = Vladimir Sabich, flagicon|USA alpine skiing

Tennis


*"A-Rod" = Andy Roddick flagicon|USA [cite web|url= http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/mania/roddick/|title= Andy Roddick|accessdate= 2008-05-14|publisher= Association of Tennis Professionals]
*"Baron von Slam" = Boris Becker flagicon|DEU
*"The Barcelona Bumblebee" = Arantxa Sánchez Vicario flagicon|ESP
*"Le basque bondissant" (French for "The Leaping Basque") = Jean Borotra flagicon|FRA flagicon|Basque Country
*"Big Bill" = Bill Tilden flagicon|USA
*"Boom Boom" = Boris Becker flagicon|DEU [cite web|url= http://www.iht.com/articles/1997/07/02/tennis.t.php|title= Boom Boom Leads German Triple Threat|accessdate= 2008-05-14|author= Ian Thomsen|date= 1997-07-02|publisher= International Herald Tribune]
*"The Crocodile" = René Lacoste flagicon|FRA
*"Fed-Ex" = Roger Federer flagicon|CHE [cite web|url= http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/21052007/58/french-open-roland-garros-men-watch.html|title= French Open - Roland Garros - Men to watch|accessdate= 2008-05-13|author= Jeremy Stahl|date= 2007-05-22|publisher= Eurosport|quote= After a previously disappointing claycourt season, Fed-ex won his first clay title of the spring in Hamburg.]
*"Fräulein Forehand" = Steffi Graf flagicon|DEU
*"Guga" = Gustavo Kuerten flagicon|BRA
*"Ice Borg" or "Ice Man" = Björn Borg flagicon|SWE [cite web|url= http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/10/25/stborg125.xml|title= Bjorn Borg: My life is perfect|accessdate= 2008-05-13|author= Mark Hodgkinson|date= 2007-10-25|publisher= The Daily Telegraph]
*"Ice Maiden" = Chris Evert flagicon|USA [cite web|url= http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014187.html|title= Evert: grit, grace and glamour|accessdate= 2008-05-13|author= Larry Schwartz|publisher= ESPN|quote= While the titles piled up the next few year for the "Ice Maiden," the public that had adored her started to lose interest.]
*"The Kid" = Rafael Nadal flagicon|ESP (nicknamed to him by uncle and coach, Toni Nadal) [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/jun/29/tennis.wimbledon Manager of the month: No 6: Toni Nadal | Sport | The Observer ] ]
*"The Las Vegas Kid" = Andre Agassi flagicon|USA
*"The Lithuanian Lion" = Vitas Gerulaitis flagicon|USA [cite web|url= http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20075078,00.html|title= Read 'em and Leap|accessdate= 2008-05-14|date= 1979-11-19|publisher= People]
*"Little Bill" = WIlliam Johnston flagicon|USA
*"Little Miss Poker Face" = Chris Evert flagicon|USA
*"Little Mo" = Maureen Connolly flagicon|USA
*"Muscles" = Ken Rosewall flagicon|AUS
*"Nasty" = Ilie Năstase flagicon|ROU [cite web|url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7348589.stm|title= McEnroe overruled - by scientist|accessdate= 2008-05-14|date= 2008-04-16|publisher= BBC News]
*"Pistol Pete" = Pete Sampras flagicon|USA [cite web|url= http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Tennis/ATP/2003/08/31/173403.html|title= Pistol Pete, man of emotion|accessdate= 2008-05-14|author= George Gross|publisher= Slam! Sports]
*"Rusty" = Lleyton Hewitt flagicon|AUS
*"Sliderman" = Gaël Monfils flagicon|FRA
*"Superbrat" = John McEnroe flagicon|USA [cite web|url= http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/john-mcenroe-the-golden-rage-of-superbrat-retd-606438.html|title= John McEnroe: The golden rage of Superbrat (retd.)|accessdate= 2008-05-13|author= Ronald Atkin|date= 2002-06-16|publisher= The Independent]
*"Swiss Miss" = Martina Hingis flagicon|CHE
*"Le vengeur masqué" (French for "The Masked Avenger") = Henri Leconte, flagicon|FRA [cite web|url= http://roland-garros.france3.fr/dans-la-legende/matches-de-legende/1561610-fr.php|title= 1992, Leconte est bon !|accessdate= 2008-05-14|publisher= France 3|archiveurl= http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:rZgFGThq4e0J:roland-garros.france3.fr/dans-la-legende/matches-de-legende/1561610-fr.php+Le+vengeur+masqu%C3%A9+henri+leconte&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&client=firefox-a
archivedate= 2008-04-25
]
*"Tiger Tim" = Tim Henman flagicon|GBR [cite web|url= http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/jun/27/tennis.wimbledon7|title= Gutsy Henman finds the inner Tiger Tim|accessdate= 2008-07-05|author= Steve Bierley|date= 2007-06-27|publisher= The Guardian|quote= ]
*"Timbo" = Tim Henman flagicon|GBR
*"Tin Man" = Tim Henman flagicon|GBR
*"Toni" = Antoni Nadal flagicon|ESP
*"The Woodies" = Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde flagicon|AUS

Track and field


*"Babe" = Mildred Zaharias, multi-event athlete flagicon|USA (also known for her career in golf)
*"Blade Runner" = Oscar Pistorius, paralympic sprinter flagicon|South Africa (named after the 1982 film "Blade Runner")
*"The Bronze Queen" = Merlene Ottey, sprinter flagicon|JAM flagicon|SVN
*"El Caballo" (Spanish, "The Horse") = Alberto Juantorena, 400 and 800 metres flagicon|CUB
*"The Chairman of the Boards" = Eamonn Coghlan, middle distances flagicon|IRL (from his notable success in indoor track)
*"The fastest man on no legs" = Oscar Pistorius, paralympic sprinter flagicon|South Africacitation|author=Tom Knight|title=Pistorius is no novelty sprinter|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/07/11/soaths111.xml|newspaper=The Daily Telegraph (Sport)|date=2007-07-11|page=S12.]
*"Flo-Jo" = Florence Griffith Joyner, sprinter flagicon|USA
*"The Flying Dutchman" = Cornelius Warmerdam, pole vaulter flagicon|USA
*"The Flying Finn" =
** = Hannes Kolehmainen flagicon|FIN
** = Taisto Mäki flagicon|FIN
** = Paavo Nurmi, long distances flagicon|FIN
** = Ville Ritola flagicon|FIN
** = Lasse Virén, long distances flagicon|FIN
*"The Flying Housewife" = Fanny Blankers-Koen, sprinter and hurdler flagicon|NLD
*"The Flying Scotsman" = Eric Liddell, sprinter flagicon|GBRflagicon|SCO
*"G.O.A.T." = Maurice Greene, sprinter flagicon|USA
*"Hannes" = Juho Kolehmainen, long distances flagicon|FIN
*"Jesse" = James Owens, sprinter and long jumper flagicon|USA
*"Jim" = Jacobus Thorpe, decathlon and pentathlon (and baseball, football and basketball player) flagicon|USA
*"King Carl" = Carl Lewis, sprinter and long jumper flagicon|USA
*"The Lightning Bolt" = Usain Bolt, sprinter flagicon|JAM
*"Linford's lunchbox" = Linford Christie, sprinter flagicon|GBR flagicon|ENG (given to him by the British media in reference to the bulge of Christie's genitalia in his Lycra shorts, despised by Christie) [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1998/06/19/nlin19.html Laughter as judge asks, what is Linford's lunchbox? ] ]
*""Lutz"" (or "Luz") = Carl Ludwig Long, sprinter and long jumper flagicon|GER|1933
*"Oz" = Oscar Pistorius, paralympic sprinter flagicon|South Africacitation|title=Mr. Oscar "Oz" PISTORIUS|url=http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/Pages/profilefull.aspx?IndID=5404|publisher=Who's Who of Southern Africa, 24.com|accessdate=2007-05-18.]
*"Peräseinäjoen Susi" (Finnish: The Wolf from Peräseinäjoki) = Ville Ritola, long distances flagicon|FIN
*"Pre" = Steve Prefontaine, middle and long distances flagicon|USA
*"Smiling Hannes" = Juho Kolehmainen, long distances flagicon|FIN
*"Stasia" = Stanisława Walasiewicz, sprinter flagicon|POL (Polish diminutive)
*"Stella Walsh" = Stanisława Walasiewicz, sprinter flagicon|POL (anglicized name)
*"Ville" = Vilho Ritola, long distances flagicon|FIN
*"Vomma" = Volmari Iso-Hollo, long distances flagicon|FIN
*"Wonder Boy" = So Wa Wai, paralympic sprinter flagicon|HKG [http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2c913216495213d5df646910cba0a0a0/?vgnextoid=66ac99c89e66c110VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=teaser&ss=China&s=News]

Triathlon


*"The Chrissinator" = Chrissie Wellington flagicon|GBRcite web
url = http://www.tri247.com/article_2550_Brett+Sutton+interview.html?category=
title = Brett Sutton interview
author = Annie Emmerson
date = 19 October 2007
publisher = tri247.com
accessdate = 2007-10-26
]
*"The Grip" = Mark Allen flagicon|USA
*"Hell on Wheels" = Thomas Hellriegel flagicon|GER
*"Lyn" = Eleanor Lemaire flagicon|USA (middle name)
*"Macca" = Chris McCormack flagicon|AUS
*"The Man" = Dave Scott flagicon|USA
*"Mighty Mouse" = Greg Welch flagicon|AUS
*"Muppet" = Chrissie Wellington flagicon|GBRcite web
url = http://www.teamtbb.com/?option=com_content&task=view&id=25
title = Female Pro Athlete - Christine Wellington
publisher = teamTBB
accessdate = 2008-04-10
]
*"Natasches" ("Too fast") = Natascha Badmann flagicon|SUI
*"The Norminator" = Normann Stadler flagicon|GER
*"The Queen of Kona" = Paula Newby-Fraser flagicon|Zimbabwe
*"The Sultan of Sweat" = Faris al-Sultan flagicon|GER
*"Swiss Miss" = Natascha Badmann flagicon|SUI
*"The Terminator" = Scott Molina flagicon|USA

Volleyball


*"Fuerby" = Matt Fuerbringer flagicon|USA beach
*"Iron Hammer" = "Jenny" Lang Ping flagicon|CHN indoor [cite web|url=http://blogs.wsj.com/chinajournal/2008/08/09/return-of-the-iron-hammer/|title=Return of the "Iron Hammer"|last=Tabuchi|first=Hiroko|date=2008-08-09|publisher="The Wall Street Journal"|accessdate=2008-08-19]
*"Jackie" = Jacqueline Silva flagicon|BRA beach
*"Karch" = Charles Kiraly flagicon|USA beach, indoor
*"The Professor" = Todd Rogers flagicon|USA beach, indoor
*"Sinjin" = Christopher Smith flagicon|USA beach
*"Six Feet of Sunshine" = Kerri Walsh flagicon|USA beachcite news
accessdate=2008-08-21 |url=http://www.nbcolympics.com/beachvolleyball/news/newsid=241310.html#sand+supremacy+misty+kerri+defend+title
title=Sand supremacy: Misty, Kerri defend title
author=Associated Press |date=August 20, 2008
]
*"The Thin Beast" = Philip Dalhausser flagicon|USA beach
*"The Turtle" = Misty May-Treanor flagicon|USA beach
*"Zé Marco" = José Marco de Melo flagicon|BRA beach

Watersport

Canoeing


*"Čáp" (Czech for "The Stork") = Petr Procházka, flagicon|CZE flatwater

Diving


*"The Princess of Diving" = Guo Jingjing, flagicon|CHN [http://www.womenofchina.cn/Profiles/Sportswomen/205243.jsp]


=Rowing=


*"Berry" = Julius Beresford, flagicon|GBR
*"Bill" = Gordon Killick, flagicon|GBR
*"Bobby" = Henry Pearce, flagicon|AUSflagicon|CAN
*"The Commander" = Peter Reed, flagicon|GBR
*"Crackers" = James Cracknell, flagicon|GBR
*"Hodgey" = Andrew Triggs-Hodge, flagicon|GBR
*"Jack" =John B. Kelly, Sr., flagicon|USA
*"Ky" = Carroll Ebright, flagicon|USA coach
*"The Old Berry" = Julius Beresford, flagicon|GBR

Surfing


*"The Angry Young Man of Surfing" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"The Animal" = Nat Young, flagicon|AUS
*"Aunty Rell" = Rell Sunn, flagicon|USA
*"The Black Knight of Malibu" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"The Black Night" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USAhttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_/ai_n9671162]
*"Da Bull" = Greg Noll, flagicon|USA
*"Da Cat" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USAhttp://www.clubofthewaves.com/culture_heroes.php]
*"Eppo" = Michael Eppelstun, flagicon|AUS [ [http://www.worldsurfers.com/profiles/eppo/profile.htm] ]
*"The Father of Modern Surfing" = George Freeth, flagicon|Hawaii
*"The father of surfing" = Duke Kahanamoku, flagicon|Hawaii
*"Kelly" = Robert Slater, flagicon|USA (adopted from middle name)
*"The King of Malibu" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"The Master of Malibu" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"Mickey" = Miklos Dora, flagicon|USA
*"Midget"" = Bernard Farrelly, flagicon|AUS
*"Miki" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"MR" = Mark Richards, flagicon|AUS
*"Mr. Malibu" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"Mr. Pipeline" =
** Butch Van Artsdalen, flagicon|USA
** Gerry Lopez, flagicon|USA [http://bickpick.blogspot.com/2008/05/mr-pipeline.html]
*"Mr. Smoothy" = Rob Machado, flagicon|AUS
*"MSD III" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA (initials)
*"The Muhammad Ali of Surfing" = Mickey Dora, flagicon|USA
*"Nat" = Robert Young, flagicon|AUS
*"Naughty Pauls" = Pauline Menczer, flagicon|AUS
*"Occy" = Mark Occhilupo, flagicon|AUS
*"Petit Prince" = Malik Joyeux, flagicon|Tahiti
*"Queen of Makaha" = Rell Sunn, flagicon|USA
*"The Raging Bull" = Mark Occhilupo, flagicon|AUS
*"Shane" = Patrick Dorian, flagicon|USA
*"Tubesteak" = Terry Tracy, flagicon|USA
*"The Wounded Seagull" = Mark Richards, flagicon|AUS
*"Wingnut" = Robert Weaver, flagicon|USA

Swimming


*"The Albatross" = Michael Gross, flagicon|GER
*"The Baltimore Bullet" =Michael Phelps, flagicon|USA [Harris, Nick. [http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/aquatics/baltimore-bullet-has-history-in-his-sights-889968.html "'Baltimore Bullet' has history in his sights"] . "Baltimore Sun".]
*"Čava" = Milorad Čavić, flagicon|Serbia
*"Čavke" = Milorad Čavić, flagicon|Serbia
*"The Dutch Dolphin" = Pieter van den Hoogenband, flagicon|NED
*"Eric the Eel" = Eric Moussambani, flagicon|Equatorial Guinea
*"The Flying Dutchman" = Pieter van den Hoogenband, flagicon|NED
*"The golden couple (of British disability swimming)" = Sascha Kindred flagicon|GBR and Nyree Lewis flagicon|GBR [cite web |title=Paralympic challengers: Sascha Kindred and Nyree Lewis |publisher=BBC Sport |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/7589623.stm |accessdate=2008-09-16] [cite web |title=Kindred joining Lewis in glory bid |publisher=Worcester News |url=http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/sport/3650707.Kindred_joining_Lewis_in_glory_bid/ |accessdate=2008-09-16]
*"Hoogie" = Pieter van den Hoogenband, flagicon|NED
*"The Lochtenator" =Ryan Lochte, flagicon|USA [Suz. [http://www.theswimaids.com/search/lochtenator/ "'Oh Ryan..."] . "The Swim Aids". 2008-08-20.]
*"Lucy" = Liu Zige, flagicon|CHN (given by her coach Ken Wood as he cannot pronounce her name properly) [http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hHp_Q4bQIfr0kP0FsGud_3InNUYw]
*"Mike" = Milorad Čavić, flagicon|Serbia
*"The Russian Rocket" = Alexander Popov, flagicon|RUS
*"Thorpedo" = Ian Thorpe, flagicon|AUS

Windsurfing


*"Grubby = Greg Alleway, flagicon|USA
*"San-San" (Chinese: 珊珊) = Lee Lai Shan, flagicon|HKG

Weightlifting


*"The Iranian Hercules" = Hossein Rezazadeh flagicon|IRN
*"Kung Fu Panda" = Long Qingquan flagicon|CHN
*"The Lion of Himara" = Pyrros Dimas flagicon|GRC
*"Little Dynamo" = Halil Mutlu flagicon|TUR
*"Little Naim" = Halil Mutlu flagicon|TUR
*"Midas" = Pyrros Dimas flagicon|GRC
*"Pocket Hercules" = Naim Süleymanoğlu flagicon|BGR flagicon|TUR

Wrestling

Professional wrestling


*"The American Dream" = Dusty Rhodes flagicon|United States
*"The Animal" = Dave Batista flagicon|United States
*"Big Red Machine" = Glen Jacobs flagicon|United States
*"The Deadman" = Mark Calaway flagicon|United States
*"The Dominator" = Franklin Lashley flagicon|United States
*"Dr. of Thuganomics" = John Cena flagicon|United States
*"The Game" = Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H flagicon|United States
*"The Gold Standard" = Shelton Benjamin flagicon|United States
*"The Green Bay Loudmouth" = Ken Anderson flagicon|United States
*"The Guru of Greatness" = John Henniganflagicon|United States
*"Hardcore" = John Allen, American referee
*"The Hit Man" = Bret Hart flagicon|Canada
*"The Human Suplex Machine" = Peter Senerchia flagicon|United States
*"Immortal One" = Terry Bollea flagicon|United States
*"The Innovator of Violence" = Tommy Dreamer flagicon|United States
*"Jake the Snake" = Aurelian Smith, Jr., better known as Jake Roberts flagicon|United States
*"The Junkyard Dog" = Sylvester Ritter flagicon|United States
*"The Legend Killer" = Randy Orton flagicon|United States
*"Macho Man" = Randy Savage flagicon|United States
*"The man that will never die" = Matt Hardy flagicon|United States
*"The Master of the 619" = Rey Mysterio, Jr. flagicon|Mexico
*"The Masterpiece" = Chris Masters flagicon|United States
*"The Mexican Warrior" = Chavo Guerrero Jr. flagicon|Mexico
*"Mr Wrestlemania" = Shawn Michaels flagicon|United States
*"Nature Boy"
** Originally Herman Rohde, better known as Buddy Rogers flagicon|USA
** Later, Richard Fliehr, better known as Ric Flair flagicon|USA
** Still later, Buddy Landel flagicon|USA
*"The Olympic Gold Medalist" = Kurt Angle flagicon|United States
*"The People's Champ" = Dwayne Johnson flagicon|United States
*"The Rabid Wolverine" = Chris Benoit flagicon|Canada
*"The Rainbow-Haired Warrior" = Jeff Hardy flagicon|United States
*"The Rated-R Superstar" = Adam Copeland flagicon|Canada
*"The Rock" = Dwayne Johnson flagicon|United States
*"RVD" = Rob Van Dam flagicon|United States
*"The Samoan Bulldozer" = Eddie Fatu flagicon|Samoa
*"The Shamon of Sexy, The Guru of Greatness, and The Tuesday Night Delight" = John Hennigan flagicon|United States
*"Tazmaniac" = Peter Senerchia flagicon|United States
*"The Texas Rattlesnake" = Steven Williams flagicon|United States
*"The Tuesday Night Delight" = John Hennigan flagicon|United States
*Two Ton = George Harris, American professional wrestler and manager [George "Two Ton" Harris]
*"The Undertaker" = Mark Calaway flagicon|United States
*"Y2J" = Christopher Irvine, better known as Chris Jericho flagicon|CAN (born in the flag|USA|name=USA)

umo wrestling

*"The Dump Truck" = Konishiki Yasokichi flagicon|JPN

Other


*"Cha" = James Fitzpatrick, flagicon|IRL hurler
*"Cliff" = Griff Sanders, flagicon|GBR lawn bowler (alternative name, used by friends) [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/01/16/somott16.html]
*"Deadeye" = Walter Ray Williams, Jr., flagicon|USA ten-pin bowler and horseshoes pitcher
*"The Flying Tomato" = Shaun White, flagicon|USA snowboarder (and skateboarder)
*"Ginny" = Virginia Leng, flagicon|GBR eventer
*"Iron Lady" = Wendy Chai, flagicon|Malaysia ten-pin bowler [http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2008/9/17/sports/2028619&sec=sports]
*"M-15" = Markku Uusipaavalniemi, flagicon|FIN curler [Wikipedia, Markku Uusipaavalniemi]
*"Magic" = Joel Johnson, flagicon|USA radio-controlled car racer [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3825/is_200202/ai_n9038084]
*"Major Mika" = Mika Koivuniemi, flagicon|FIN ten-pin bowler
*nihongo|"Master Masami"|正美先生|Masami sensei = Masami Hirosaka, flagicon|JPN radio-controlled car racer [http://www.rctouring.eu/reedy_race_of_champions_2008.htm]
*"Miss Ping" = Leah Neuberger, flagicon|USA table tennis player [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/LeahThall-Neuberger.htm]
*"Pete" = George Bostwick, flagicon|USA horse trainer, and polo player (and steeplechase jockey)
*"The Professor" = Grayson Boucher, flagicon|USA street basketball player
*"Re-Pete" = Pete Fusco, Jr., flagicon|USA radio-controlled car racer [http://www.teamassociated.com/basicshub/timeline/timeline-complete.htm]
*"The Speeding White Sausage" = Georg Hackl, flagicon|GER luger
*"Super Dan" = Lin Dan, flagicon|CHN badminton player [Citation |last=Ramzy |first=Austin |title=100 Olympic Athletes To Watch |url=http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1819129_1819134_1825934,00.html |publisher="Time" |date= |accessdate=2008-08-11]
*"Tim" = Joseph Boggan, flagicon|USA table tennis player [http://www.usatt.org/organization/halloffame/]
*"U-15" = Markku Uusipaavalniemi, flagicon|FIN curler
*"White Warrior(s)" = Fung Ying Ki, Yu Chui Yee, Fan Pui Shan, Kwong Wai Ip, Chan Kam Loi, Hui Charn Hung, Yan Yun Tai and Chan Wing Kin, Chan Yui Chong, Wong Kit Mui; flagicon|HKG wheelchair fencers [http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2c913216495213d5df646910cba0a0a0/?vgnextoid=13b9fd7d95e2c110VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=teaser&ss=Hong+Kong&s=News]

References

See also

*Nickname
*Lists of nicknames in football (soccer)


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