How to pronounce the players' names correctly

UEFA.com gives a phonetic guide to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 sides.

'I swear they think you pronounce it the same way as the English word angel'
'I swear they think you pronounce it the same way as the English word angel' ©Getty Images

UEFA.com's ongoing mission to ensure that the world's football fans get the players' names right is rebooted for the round of 16; read and learn!

AJAX (Eye-axe)
Václav Černý – Vats-lav Chair-knee
Matthijs de Ligt – Ma-tie-ss de Licht
Noussair Mazraoui – Nooss-air Maz-rao-ee
Lasse Schöne – Lesser Shoo-ner
Perr Shuurs – Shoo-ers
Daley Sinkgraven – Sink-rah-ven
Dušan Tadić – Doo-shan Tad-itch
Donny van de Beek – von der Bake

An-twan Gree-ez-man
An-twan Gree-ez-man©AFP/Getty Images

ATLÉTICO (At-LAY-tee-co)
Antoine Griezmann – An-twan Gree-ez-man
Koke – Ko-kay
Saúl Ñíguez – Sa-ool Nyee-geth
Nehuén Pérez – Nay-wen
Stefan Savić – Sa-vich

BARCELONA (Bar-sell-owe-nah)
Lionel Messi – Lee-oh-nell
Ivan Rakitić – Ra-key-titch
Thomas Vermaelen – Ver-mah-len

Le-van-dov-ski
Le-van-dov-ski©Getty Images

BAYERN MÜNCHEN (By-ern Moon-shun)
Joshua Kimmich – Yo-zoo-ah Kim-ikh
Robert Lewandowski – Le-van-dov-ski
James Rodríguez – Ha-mess Rod-rEE-geth
Manuel Neuer – Man-well Noy-er
Sven Ulreich – Ool-rike

DORTMUND
Mario Götze – Gert-ser
Łukasz Piszczek – Woo-cash Peesh-check
Christian Pulišić – Police-sick (not pronounced the usual Croatian way)
Marco Reus – Royce
Julian Weigl – Yoo-lee-an Vye-gull

Dee-ba-lah
Dee-ba-lah©AFP/Getty Images

JUVENTUS (Yoo-ven-tus)
Federico Bernardeschi – Bernard-ess-kee
Emre Can – Em-ray Jan
Giorgio Chiellini – Kee-ell-ee-nee
Paulo Dybala – Dee-ba-lah
Mario Mandžukić – Man-joo-kitch
Miralem Pjanić – Pee-ah-nitch
Wojciech Szczęsny – Voy-check Schen-snee

LIVERPOOL
Simon Mignolet – See-mon Min-yo-lay
Xherdan Shaqiri – Jer-dan Sha-cheery
Georginio Wijnaldum – Why-nal-dum

Ow-arr
Ow-arr©AFP/Getty Images

LYON (Lee-on)
Houssem Aouar – Ow-arr
Fernando Marçal – Mar-sal

MANCHESTER CITY
Kevin De Bruyne – De Bruh-nah
İlkay Gündoğan – Ilk-eye Gun-doe-wan
Gabriel Jesús – Jay-zooss
Aymeric Laporte – Em-rick

De Hayer
De Hayer©Getty Images

MANCHESTER UNITED
Eric Bailly – Eh-reec By-yee
David de Gea – De Hayer
Victor Lindelöf – Linda-love
Anthony Martial – Mar-see-al

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (Pah-ree San-Jer-man)
Gianluigi Buffon – Boo-fon
Ángel Di María – Ang-el (with a hard 'g' - not like the English word 'angel')
Metehan Güçlü – Gooch-luh
Layvin Kurzawa – Kur-zha-va
Marquinhos – Mar-keen-yoss
Thomas Meunier – Tom-ah Mur-nee-ay
Adrien Rabiot – Ad-ree-an Rab-yo
Thomas Tuchel – Too-khel

Ee-care Ca-see-yass
Ee-care Ca-see-yass©AFP/Getty Images

PORTO (Poor-too)
Diogo Leite – Jogo Leych
Iker Casillas – Ee-care Ca-see-yass
Jesús Corona – Hay-zoos

Mod-rich
Mod-rich©AFP/Getty Images

REAL MADRID (Ray-al Ma-dreed)
Dani Carvajal – Car-va-hal
Dani Ceballos – They-baye-oss
Jaume Grau – Ja-ow-may Gra-ow
Toni Kroos – Crows
Luka Modrić – Mod-rich

ROMA (Roh-mah)
Ante Ćorić – Ant-ay Chor-itch
Edin Džeko – Jecko
Cengiz Ünder – Jen-giss Oon-dah

Oot
Oot©AFP/Getty Images

SCHALKE (Shall-ker)
Ralf Fährmann – Fair-man
Bastian Oczipka – Otch-ip-kah
Cedric Teuchert – Toych-hurt
Mark Uth – Oot

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Toby Alderweireld – Al-der-vay-reld
Serge Aurier – Or-ee-ay
Eric Dier – Die-er

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