Premier League Name Translator: #2 Paul Blacksmith

Posted by - January 26, 2010 - Chelsea, Name Translator

Cutting through the exotic monikers of Premier League imports so you can judge the player, not the name

A Portuguese full-back might sound like a luxurious commodity on your team-sheet, but would you have the same expectations of him if his name made him sound more at home over an anvil than overlapping the winger? Well, Chelsea fans, would you?

That’s right, Paulo Ferreira is Paul Blacksmith.

  • Joe

    I think Ferreira has been crap ever since he was bought. Even in the Mourinho’s successful stint at the club, PF was always the weakest link in a water-tight defense. His supposed “ability to get forward and cross” was little consolation for his feeble tackling.