UEFA Champions League final: How to pronounce the players' names correctly
Thursday, June 1, 2023
UEFA.com gives a phonetic guide to the trickiest Manchester City and Inter players.
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UEFA.com's ongoing mission to ensure that the world's football fans get the players' names right keeps rolling into the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League final.
We have selected some of the trickiest names that do not quite sound the way they look in English. Be brave: read them aloud!
Nathan Aké – Nah-than A-kay
Kevin De Bruyne – De Bruh-ner
Rúben Dias – Roo-ben Dee-ash
Ederson – Ed-air-sun
İlkay Gündoğan – Ill-kye Gun-doe-wan
Erling Haaland – Erling Har-land (at least that's how he pronounces it himself)
Aymeric Laporte – Em-eric La-port
Riyad Mahrez – Ree-ad Mah-rez
Francesco Acerbi – A-chair-be
Marcelo Brozović – Brozovitch
Hakan Çalhanoğlu – Chal-han-oh-loo
Stefan de Vrij – Duh-vray
Edin Džeko – Ed-een Jecko
Roberto Gagliardini – Gal-yar-deenee
Samir Handanovič – Handanovitch
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Hen-reekh M'kee-tar-ee-yan
Milan Škriniar – Mee-lan Shkreen-yar