UEFA release guide on how to pronounce Man City player names correctly
As per their official website, UEFA are on a mission to ensure that football fans around the world get the names of their favourite players right, releasing a list of the difficult pronunciations.
Four Manchester City players are featured and you may have been saying their name incorrectly for years without even realising.
First up is summer signing Joao Cancelo. The right-back has played just one minute of football since joining from Juventus. His name is pronounced Joo-wow Can-say-lo .
One of the favourite players in the squad, Kevin De Bruyne’s name could also prove tricky. It’s pronounced De Brurner .
Another difficult name to say (and spell) is German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Fortunately, UEFA provided information on both of his names; Eel-kye Gun-doe-wan .
Finally, when he’s banging in the goals, doesn’t forget Gabriel Jesus’ name is pronounced Jay-zooss .
How to pronounce Man City player names
João Cancelo – Joo-wow Can-say-lo
Kevin De Bruyne – De Brurner
İlkay Gündoğan – Eel-kye Gun-doe-wan
Gabriel Jesus – Jay-zooss
You can see the full list of pronunciations here