Readers poll: Choose the best Ilsinho nickname

Photo: Paul Rudderow

It finally happened this year. Ilsinho, Jim Curtin and everyone else embraced the role that Ilsinho was meant for the day he arrived at Philadelphia Union: the filthiest and most dangerous super-sub to ever step on an MLS field.

Nearly after a week after Ilsinho led the Union to an exhilarating 3-2 comeback win over the New York Red Bulls, it’s time for us to pull together all the various nicknames you’ve thrown at him and pick one that is the best of them all.

Check out the poll below.

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We’ve collated some of the nicknames we’ve seen some of you bestow upon Ilsinho, and we’ve asked our staff for some more ideas. Among the ideas:

Vote for your favorite! And share your better ideas in the Comments section, because we know you have some.


  1. The Brazilian Ben Affleck

  2. Buccistick says:


  3. i vote for none. Ilsinho is building a solid legacy. his “nickname” is redundant.

  4. 60th Minute Magician

  5. Man I miss Contra…

  6. I mean is it really that hard…ILLsinho…What time is it? It’s time to get Ill…sinho

  7. el Pachyderm says:

    Skillsinho…. like Secretariat at Belmont.

  8. Just Rob f/k/a Rob127 says:

    How about Thrillsinho?

  9. The Truth says:

    Well Ilsinho is a nickname meaning “little Ilson.” He tried to drop it a season or two ago (to be known as Ilson Jr.) and nobody respected his wishes.
    That said, I like ILLsinho, as others have said.

  10. SJ Travel D Team says:

    Dad-bod Neo?

  11. Captain Insaneho (waterboy reference)

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