Christmas is upon us and with that comes the inevitable #XmasXI hashtag’s floating around on the web. Footballers whose names can be leant a Christmassy meaning are suggested to make up a glorious team of footballers. While there are the obvious suggestions such as Roque SANTA Cruz, Evander SNO or NOEL Hunt; even Andy Carroll SINGERS seemed too obvious. We have purposely left those out of our little select…everyone likes a challenge right.
We have also tried to keep it current with players who are still in action leaving the likes of Mistle-Tony Adams and Ray Parlour games out of the equation.
Instead this is our team of Festive footballers managed by Wrapper Benitez. We have used a few found online on Twitter mixed in with a few of our very own for good measure.
Have a look through and throw in your suggestions at the bottom.
Apologies for not getting the team playing the Christmas Tree formation either.
GK: Wojciech Szczes-nuts roasting on an open fire - (Wojciech Szczesny - Arsenal)
DF: Yule-nous Ka-Bauble - (Younes Kaboul - Tottenham)
DF: Gary Lump of Coal-dwell - (Gary Caldwell - Wigan Athletic)
DF: Dani Elves - (Dani Alves - Barcelonal)
DF: Sleighton Baines - (Leighton Baines - Everton)
MF: Rory Delapland - (Rory Delap - Stoke City)
MF: Santa Claus-orla - (Santi Cazorla - Arsenal)
MF: Wayne Sproutledge - (Wayne Routledge - Swansea)
MF: Thomas Ince-pie - (Thomas Ince - Blackpool)
FW: Edin Dzeko-rations - (Edin Dzeko - Manchester City)
FW: Demba Ba Humbug - (Demba Ba - Newcastle United)
We even have seven substitutes but there was plenty more, although tough to find defenders so be sure to have a real go there.
Sleigh Given - (Shay Given - Aston Villa)
‘Angel Gabriel’ Rangel - (Angel Rangel - Swansea)
Clarence Sleighdorf - (Clarence Seedorf - Botafogo)
Frank-Incense Lampard - (Frank Lampard - Chelsea)
Florent Mulled Wine-louda - (Florent Malouda - Chelsea)
David Eggnog - (David Ngog - Bolton)
Sergio Aguer-hohoho - (Sergio Aguero - Manchester City)
Can you give us any more members of our festive footballing team oh and of course … Merry Christmas readers.
image: © Ronnie Macdonald