Every athlete in the world wants to be so successful that they are given a nickname.

We don’t understand why but they all do!

Probably because in the modern day, a nickname can be the start of becoming a brand and an actual business.

Here’s 17 of the most iconic sporting stars who have fully embraced their hilarious nicknames.


17. Shaun ‘The Flying Tomato’ White


With his famous long red hair, Snowboarder White was known as the Flying Tomato through his career for obvious reasons.

16. Marshawn ‘BEASTMode’ Lynch


Known purely for his ability to almost switch into a ‘beast’ when he gets the ball, Lynch has fully embraced his nickname.

He recently released a whole line of apparel entitled ‘Beastmode’.