The African Cup of Nations begins today and the islands that make up Cape Verde are making their debut in the finals of the competition.
Not only do they very cool, very African jerseys...
The also have some of the best named footballers in the world...
What other team has players with the names of current world stars (David Silva), former world stars (Platini), former world cup winners (Josimar), a guy named after a jumped up fast food chicken place (Nando) and a goalkeeper that can easily lead commentators to swear on live TV (Fock).
The most interesting names could be the Pro-Evolution Soccer style names of stars from around the world of football; Ronny (Ronaldo), Guy Ramos (Sergio Ramos), Nivaldo (Rivaldo) and Pecks (Peckham born Beckham). Even if that last one is a stretch, who doesn't think Carlitos could easily play for any of the great Brazilian teams?
Come on the Blue Sharks!
Squad listing from Wikipedia