SOME excellent research by Mirror Football has uncovered Joe Hart’s hidden shame – his real name is Charles.
The research department at the paper looked at the squad lists submitted by the Premier League and compiled some of the more interesting names sent in – including the England stoppers real name.
Others which raise an eyebrow include Maicon’s real name being Douglas, Yaya Toure’s real name being Gnegneri, Phil Jagielka’s middle name being Nikodern, and Jermain Defoe’s middle name being Colin.
They said: “The very best thing about the lists is that clubs are obliged to list their players’ names in full. So no nicknames, and no concealing those embarrassing middle names either.”
You can see the full rundown here.