Loftus-Cheek reveals his first nickname and first football hero

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his first nickname and first football hero.

Asked about his first nickname, Loftus-Cheek told The 5th Stand: “You’ll laugh at this but I was called ‘Cheeky’.

“That was genuinely my nickname when I was younger. I’d like to say because of my surname rather than my personality.”

Asked about his first hero, Loftus-Cheek added: “That will have to be Zinedine Zidane.”

Loftus-Cheek also talked about the first football boots he owned.

“I remember having a pair of Nike Vapours when I was younger, the same ones that Thierry Henry used to wear,” he added.

“They were white and gold and I loved them.”

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