So… Kurt Happy Zouma is named after “Kickboxer”

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Those looking for a smile this morning need go no further than Chelsea center back Kurt Zouma.

The stalwart French defender, 22, has just made his return to the Premier League pitch after a horrible ACL injury kept him on the sidelines for nine months.

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Many Chelsea fans will be aware that Zouma’s middle name is Happy, but the center back explained that his father got creative with his seemingly ordinary first name as well.

From The London Evening Standard:

“When my mother was pregnant, my father was watching a Van Damme movie. He was killing everybody and fighting everyone.

“And my father said, ‘Yeah, this one we’re going to call him Kurt because he’s going to be strong and Happy because he’s going to laugh every time,’.”

See? Happy.

Now back to our time worrying about player fitness, contracts, and other non-happy drama.