If you watched the UEFA Super Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool, you might have noticed that Chelsea suffered a major gaffe after spelling Jorginho’s name wrong on the back of his shirt. Chelsea’s kitman misspelled the name of team’s number 5 kit featuring”Jorghino” instead of “Jorginho”. The Italian midfielder has been embracing his role under Frank Lampard but Blues fans could be forgiven for thinking he was a new signing. The 27-year-old lined up for the first All-English Super Cup clash with the Reds with his name wrongly spelt as “Jorghino” on his jersey. However the huge blunder didn’t seem to make any difference to the former Napoli man’s performance as he scored a penalty in extra-time… and against in the shootout as Chelsea lost 5-4 on spot-kicks in Istanbul. But Jorginho is not the first footballer to have his name misspelt. As you will see, it’s far from a rare occurance. Manchester United’s kitman for example previously made a blatant error on one of their squad member’s shirts. In 1997, David Beckham, a name we are all reasonably familiar with, took to the pitch for the Charity Shield against Chelsea as “Beckam”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered a tragic “k and s the wrong way round” fate in 2002. During the 2003 Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid, John O’Shea played as “S’hea”.
Take Sunderland midfielder James McClean and spot the minor mistake.
Sometimes unfortunate letters are left out entirely. Take poor former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.
Ultimately one of the biggest mistake was made on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shirt. And knowing his temper we wonder how he accepted to play with such a misspelled name on the back.
Everton managed to print ‘Deufoleu’ on the back of one of their replica shirts at team official shop for the club’s new signing from Barcelona.