Songs with footballers in their titles

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There should be much more, than I can remember now:

Mano Negra - Santa Maradona
Barcelona - Kasey Keller
The Others - Stan Bowles
Yukari Fresh - Paul Scholes

Anyone else??

zeus (zeus), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Not a footballer, but close, a referee:

Mogwai - Hugh Dallas

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Serious Drinking - "Bobby Moore Was Innocent"

Raw, Uncompromising, and Noodly (noodle vague), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Big Wednesday- Sliding In (Like McGrain)

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Rossini - "La Gazza Ladra"

Raw, Uncompromising, and Noodly (noodle vague), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:54 (fourteen years ago) link

DJ DSL - Anton Polster Du Bist Leiwand

blunt (blunt), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:54 (fourteen years ago) link

It's an album rather than a song, but I can't resist mentioning "George Best" by The Wedding present

Major Bloodnok (Major Bloodnok), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:56 (fourteen years ago) link

And if we can stretch to commentators as well: Half Man Half Biscuit- Gubba Look-a-Likes

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Louis Philippe - "Eusebio"

Raw, Uncompromising, and Noodly (noodle vague), Thursday, 9 March 2006 21:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds, "Kinnel Tommy"

Tony Bleach (blackshoeswhitesocks), Thursday, 9 March 2006 22:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Midfield General - Bergkamp

yer mam! (yer mam!), Thursday, 9 March 2006 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

And then there's "God's Footballer" by Billy Bragg which is apparently a tribute to Peter Knowles (although I personally wanted it to be about David Icke)

Major Bloodnok (Major Bloodnok), Thursday, 9 March 2006 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Didn't Joe Strummer have a song called Tony Adams?

Actually, I know it's not the done thing to say this any more, but can we have YSIs of some of these? This is the perfect birthday CDR!

Also, I want to hear what Kasey Keller sounds like. Please say it just loops "I didn't realise Thierry Henry was that fast!" over and over again.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 9 March 2006 22:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Also, what was the atrocious late 90s Evening Sesh record that went "Georgie Best, superstar, Stanley Matthews, Cantona"?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 9 March 2006 22:35 (fourteen years ago) link

One of Dempsey's passions outside of soccer is hip hop music. Using the alias "Deuce", he is featured rapping the song "Don't Tread" in a Nike soccer advertising campaign intended to showcase both the sport's working-class roots and the United States team ahead of the 2006 World Cup.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=K6Di8QT98Zk

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 9 March 2006 22:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Antonello Venditti - La Coscienza Di Zeman
Edoardo Bennato - Son Tutti Figli Di Bearzot

blunt (blunt), Thursday, 9 March 2006 23:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Antonello Venditti - La Coscienza Di Zeman

Please tell me this is a song about the Nandrolone scandal?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 9 March 2006 23:19 (fourteen years ago) link

No but I've been told Elton's I'm Still Standing is an ode to a Romanian footballer.

blunt (blunt), Thursday, 9 March 2006 23:48 (fourteen years ago) link

You Are My Solskjær

Oh, you meant songs that have actually been released? :)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Friday, 10 March 2006 00:36 (fourteen years ago) link

No but I've been told Elton's I'm Still Standing is an ode to a Romanian footballer.
-- blunt (blunt120...), March 9th, 2006.
isn't it about his recovery fom doing drugs ?
" i'm still standing " meaning it's a wonder i'm here ?

retrokid, Friday, 10 March 2006 03:03 (fourteen years ago) link

That's what he'd have you believe, dear. It actually recounts a steamy 1983 after-match shower encounter that left him so weak his knees were applauding. But still standing.

And the Bennato thing was a cover/parody of Trio's Da Da Da. This one's true.

blunt (blunt), Friday, 10 March 2006 06:52 (fourteen years ago) link

umababarauma by jorge ben

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 10 March 2006 06:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Rattled by the Rush - Pavement (about Ian Rush, if I remember)

Also - a special mention to the CD of pop songs with the lyrics changed to be about Aresnal players that is played on loop by the burger vans outside my house everytime Arsenal play at home. The best two are a song about Thierry Henry to the tune of P.I.M.P. by 50 Cent and a reggae riddim that I don't recognise with the lyrics 'Viera, ooh ohh...' (although obviously this last one hasn't been played this year). Not being a huge football fan, I'm not sure if other teams have similar CDs, so if anyone can enlight me I'd apreciate it.

Robin Goad (rgoad), Friday, 10 March 2006 08:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Fritz, Umbabarauma doesn't strictly speaking have a footballer's name in its title, but it is unquestionably the greatest song about football ever recorded.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Friday, 10 March 2006 09:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma), is how I know the track.

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Friday, 10 March 2006 09:23 (fourteen years ago) link

...to give it the full title, jimnaseum, yes.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Pedantry strikes!

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:05 (fourteen years ago) link

'Sharp As A Needle' by Barmy Army, was it about Kenny Dalglish?

zeus (zeus), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Don Fardon's "Belfast Boy" is about George Best of course

Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Justified Ancients Of MU - Ooh Aah Cantona
Depth Charge - Romario

i'm sure we've done this tho

Konal Doddz (blueski), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Zeus, didn't the Barmy Army, Sherwood, etc do a song called Billy Bonds? Oh and Sharp as a Needle was about Dalglish.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:56 (fourteen years ago) link

John Thomson

Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 10 March 2006 10:57 (fourteen years ago) link

New Order - Best and Marsh
Fractured - Collina (alright another ref).

Dr. C (Dr. C), Friday, 10 March 2006 11:57 (fourteen years ago) link

maybe not the thread for it, but im still looking for sunderlands 1976 championship single (div2), "sunderland are back in the first division", anyone have it?

terry lennox. (gareth), Friday, 10 March 2006 12:07 (fourteen years ago) link

You Are My Solskjær

is this another hongroe megahit?

RJG (RJG), Friday, 10 March 2006 12:56 (fourteen years ago) link

I vaguely recall someone (Frank Skinner?) trying to take the piss out of David Ginola by playing a song called Ginola Le Magnifique that some dodgy fan had composed and Ginola said that he used it as the background music on his website and that it would be the title of his book.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 10 March 2006 12:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Ladies & gentlement, the Hitchers:

She waited for the match to start
to start a fight up with me.
She said, "what's that you're watching?",
"It's a Programme about art".
She said, "A Programme about art?", I said
"A programme about art" and then the greatest
midfield artist of them all walked out onto the park.
The crowd were on their feet and they whistled and
they cheered for the tiny wee Scotsman
with the copper coloured hair.
She said, "You just don't care, You never listen you know"
Lukic out to Wetherall and Wetherall to Dorigo.
Dorigo knocks it on to Fairclough, Fairclough looks for Speed.
Now she's ranting like a lunatic, "I'm switching off that telly".
"Look at me while I'm talking to you!"
To Strachan now -puts Kelly through
There's one man pulling all the strings and twenty-two
know damn well who.
The air begins to thicken. Inside the box Strachan has stricken
The gap unfilled -he makes the kill -One-Nil

She waited for the match to start
to start a fight up with me.
She said, "what's that you're watching?",
"It's a Programme about art".
She said, "A Programme about art?", I said
"A programme about art" and then the artist
tackles perfectly and floats over the park
to the waiting Rodney Wallace who knocks
it back in to Deane and now the Deane Machine
to McAllister and McAllister's just seen
that Gordon Strachan slipped his marker
and he's free now in space
he's got 'em pouring forward spraying the ball
all over the place.
Now Gary Speed is involved again, he steadies the ball.
"am I talking to myself?", she says, "or talking to the wall?"
"Will you look at me while I'm talking to you!"
To Strachan now -puts Fairclough through
There's one man pulling all the strings and twenty-two
know damn well who.
The air gets even thicker.
The 'keepers quick -Gordon Strachan's quicker.
The gap unfilled -he makes the kill -Two-Nil.

She waited for the match to start
to start a fight up with me.
She said, "what's that you're watching?",
"It's a Programme about art".
"If you don't take your grief and bad vibes and get out of my face
I'm gonna sit right here and whistle my way through Melrose Place"

You could've lit the air in the room with a matchstick,
McAllisters cross sets up Strachans hat-trick
The gap unfilled -Strachans skill -Three-Nil

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Friday, 10 March 2006 13:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I cannot find this song on slsk :((
YSI, anyone?

zeus (zeus), Friday, 10 March 2006 13:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Zeus, didn't the Barmy Army, Sherwood, etc do a song called Billy Bonds? Oh and Sharp as a Needle was about Dalglish.
-- Daniel Giraffe (daniel.marcu...), March 10th, 2006.

I don't know the Barmy Army that much.

zeus (zeus), Friday, 10 March 2006 13:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Download "Football Story" by Dominick, if you can find it. It's great.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 10 March 2006 13:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Does anyone remember an Italian reggae/dancehall track prior to the 1994 World Cup whose chorus went:

Roberto Baggio / non e un miraggio.

I can hear it in my head and feel sure I haven't imagined it.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Friday, 10 March 2006 14:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Il Generale- Roberto Baggio (Non E Un Miraggio).

Man, I'd completely forgotten about that song for ten years.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Friday, 10 March 2006 14:38 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...
please can anyone send me the mp3 song about Thierry Henry with the tune of PIMP by 50 Cent.the songs chorus is as follows: now if you come on down to highbury you can see thierry henry he is the best player you will ever see thierry erry henry ...

AJ Daphne, Wednesday, 24 May 2006 11:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Pepe Kalle - 'Roger Milla' (Cameroon)

koogs (koogs), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Morrissey - Roy's Keen?

and pushing it, in more ways that one Prolapse - Surreal Madrid.

Shooz (shooz), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 15:24 (fourteen years ago) link

reinhard voigt - robson ponte!

danny invincible (michael w.), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Back in 2001 John Peel was playing a track that went "Sven, Sven, Sven, Goran-Erikkson."

I don't know who did the song.

Maltodextrin (Maltodextrin), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:24 (fourteen years ago) link

tord grip

danny invincible (michael w.), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Ladies & gentlement, the Hitchers

nice.

hmmm (hmmm), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:35 (fourteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

Guy Roux has a new label

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu_54V9HPlk

and from the man himself, "After a long career in soccer as a coach, I'd like to present you with my dream team composed of 11 players. Each player will be represented by a track, it'll be a free download and there will also be some extra content on my Instagram page. Let’s start with one of the craziest goal keeper ever: Rene Higuita aka « El loco »"

saer, Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:31 (seven months ago) link

Seems like the right place for this
https://youtu.be/sSRNXpm9rO4

29 facepalms, Thursday, 2 January 2020 17:09 (seven months ago) link

Probably should have this here too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQTsZGvVUbs

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 January 2020 17:27 (seven months ago) link

One of the all-time best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCbjK4259RM

(song or player? you decide!)

breastcrawl, Thursday, 2 January 2020 17:41 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YqecbxSr4A

breastcrawl, Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:09 (seven months ago) link

From Ghana, a couple of years old:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyhYXurNXhk

breastcrawl, Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:15 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwr1py0Z4SA

If there's a better UK drill song about a former West Brom and Newcastle striker I'd like to hear it

paolo, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:55 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXbY6pmXMJM

I'm fairly sure I heard about this one on Match Of The Day last year. Sean Dyche isn't a fan iirc

paolo, Saturday, 4 January 2020 14:27 (seven months ago) link

The most unlikely footballer to have had a song written about them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nuvPeNno5U

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 4 January 2020 17:20 (seven months ago) link

Not a big seller in Scotland tbh.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Saturday, 4 January 2020 17:36 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Looks like Benzema is next for Guy Roux

saer, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 09:39 (five months ago) link

Cabaret Voltaire - Keano

ymo sumac (NickB), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 09:45 (five months ago) link

here he is, mr karim benzema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INDeBeD1txU

saer, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:28 (five months ago) link

Mike and Lal Waterson / Danny Rose

fetter, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:15 (five months ago) link

"Toni, Lass Es Polstern" by Toni Polster & Die Fabulösen Thekenschlampen.

For some ill-defined reason, I have a CD of this and a T-Shirt, both signed by Toni Polster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcQznybb9BI

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:31 (five months ago) link

tc4 'ruben neves' & 'romario'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_OVQ9pKeYE

https://tc4wolves.bandcamp.com/track/romario

dbs, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 14:41 (five months ago) link

ok that has made me inordinately happy

babby bitter (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 15:10 (five months ago) link

they've got one called Cavaleiro as well :D

babby bitter (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 15:12 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Marta, Marta, seu futebol é TUDO!
Driblou, fintou, bateu, é gol!

"Marta A Melhor Do Mundo" - Boca de Forno
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FguJJuyvF-w

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:57 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8MpjWlFSjY

Steven Gerrard

saer, Thursday, 16 April 2020 07:53 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFVLTyrZA6M

Omz Trapstar - Dele Alli

Matt DC, Thursday, 16 April 2020 12:38 (three months ago) link

Jesus, imagine writing a song about him.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 April 2020 12:50 (three months ago) link

It appears it's mostly for the "I supply Kane" wordplay.

Matt DC, Thursday, 16 April 2020 13:00 (three months ago) link

That's the second best Alli-related song I've ever heard, after this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCU5ljQaIN4

paolo, Thursday, 16 April 2020 13:20 (three months ago) link

It appears it's mostly for the "I supply Kane" wordplay.

:D :D

où sont les threads d'antan? (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 April 2020 13:36 (three months ago) link

Trying to think of footballers with songtitles in their names (not these ones), but drawing a blank so far

I got 5G on it (Matt #2), Thursday, 16 April 2020 14:10 (three months ago) link

Trying to think of footballers with songtitles in their names (not these ones), but drawing a blank so far

Mark Venus (Wolves & Ipswich player, Bananarama single)
John Still (Non-league player and manager, Commodores song title)
Dan Burn (Brighton & Hove Albion, Usher song title)
Macarena Sánchez (UAI Urquiza)
Dick M-alone (FA Cup winner with Sunderland, Heart song title)

Not forgetting:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqW7IiaIAAAJKi8.jpg

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Thursday, 16 April 2020 14:36 (three months ago) link

Isaac Success (Watford, Weather Girls album and song)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/The_Weather_Girls_Success_CD_cover.JPG

I got 5G on it (Matt #2), Thursday, 16 April 2020 14:51 (three months ago) link

Exodus Geohaghon, who seems to have played for every non-league club in existence.

http://images.45cat.com/bob-marley-and-the-wailers-exodus-island-8-s.jpg

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:02 (three months ago) link


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