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Simon Burnton

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Sports Reporter — The Guardian

Football writer for the Guardian and part-time wine blogger (check out cellarfella.com, if that's your thing)

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@Simon_Burnton — 7,537 followers, 1,265 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

@mrewanmurray There have been no Maradonas born in England and Wales in the last 20 years. There have been 13 boys called Tevez though

Sep 20, 2017

Six babies born in England and Wales last year were named Busby, an all-time high. Five boys (& 343 girls) were named Paisley

Sep 20, 2017

Over the last 20 years, the English & Welsh have given birth to 0 Cruyffs 7 Ronaldinhos 23 Rivaldos 36 Messis 68 Peles 89 Zicos 236 Ronaldos

Sep 20, 2017

Wayne has grown increasingly unpopular over the last 20 years, but there were nine little baby Rooneys born in 2006 and eight in 2004

Sep 20, 2017

Surprisingly, Zidane has never been more popular. 27 baby Zidanes in 2016 is up from 25 in 2015 and 16 in 2014. Ronaldo peaked at 21 in 2007

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