Nicknames



We all know the nicknames for Motherwell. The ‘Well, The Steelmen, The Dossers, but here’s some nicknames that some players have had throughout the years, some have been christened by fans and others by their team mates.

Player Nickname Notes
George Stevenson Stevie A shortened version of his surname.
Jim Hamilton Flipper
Jim Muir Jumbo
Stephen Craigan Craggs Due to his surname.
Graeme Smith Buzz
Simon Mensing Eddie Hitler Due to his resemblance to the Bottom character.
John Deans Dixie He was likened to the Everton legend of the same name.
Gordon Soutar Soapy Due to the Oor Wullie character.
John Hunter Sailor Due to the rolling gait when he walked.
Colin O’Neill Psycho
Tom Forsyth Jaws
Johnny Aitkenhead The Daddler
Phil O’Donnell Uncle Phil Played with the club at the same time as his nephew David Clarkson.
Peter McCloy The Girvan Lighthouse Born in the Ayrshire town, he stood 6′ 4″ tall.
John Philliben Softie
Alex Burns Toastie
James Burns Junior
Martyn Corrigan Kaizer
Abel Thermeus The Flask
Jimmy Brown Buster
Jim Paterson Step Over
John McMenemy Gentle John
Martin Grehan The Greek
Archie Shaw Baldy
Alan McCormack Baldy Due to receding hairline in his early 20’s
Scott McDonald Skippy
Alex McLeish Big Eck
Gordon Mair Nightmair
Stuart Rafferty Raff
Paul Quinn Coach
Stevie McMillan Studs
Paul McGrillen Mowgli
Simon Ramsden Rambo
Liam Grimshaw Grimmy
Willie Allan Puggy
Billy Campbell Billy Bungie
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