Ex-Barca B star changes name to Goku

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Inspired by the popular Dragon Ball Z cartoon character, former FC Barcelona B winger Joan Roman has changed his name to Goku.

The 27-year-old former Spain youth international, who now plays for Polish side Miedz Legnica, was speaking on Migrantes del Balon's Fresh Futbol podcast when he explained the reasons behind his unconventional name change.

"My name change goes much further. It is a way to start over, to choose my own path. I have chosen Goku because he represents many values with which I feel identified," Roman shared.

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Following the podcast, the former Manchester City academy starlet took to Instagram to elaborate on his decision and listed the values the character Goku possessed that he identified with.

"I am grateful to Joan for everything I have experienced. The positive teachings that he has left me. But now I am Goku. I have chosen this name because I feel identified with the values ‚Äč‚Äčthat it represents for me: perseverance, empathy, growing before obstacles, light and positivity.

"I only ask for respect as many people are already showing me. Always on the move, always forward. Much love for everyone."

Roman started his professional career with Barcelona, where he scored nine goals in 70 appearances for the club's B side, before enjoying brief stints with the likes of Villarreal, SC Braga and CF Nacional.

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