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World's weirdest team: Eleven men, same names

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  • Amateur football team in southern Italy all have same surname
  • "Team De Feo" founded by former Serie A player Maurizio De Feo
  • Team has ambitions to get into Guinness Book of World Records
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By Mike Steere
For CNN
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- A football team from southern Italy is hoping for entry into the Guinness World Records because all their players have the same surname, according to a media report.

The entire squad of Team De Feo, an amateur side from the town of Serino, have "De Feo" as their surname -- as does the coach, doctor and club secretary and sponsors, British newspaper The Independent reported.

The club's ground even sits on Via Raffaele De Feo. A tourism Web site for Serino shows that the mayor's name is Gaetano De Feo.

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According to The Independent, the team was established by former Serie A player, Maurizio De Feo, who says he founded the team in a bid for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. The name De Feo is very common in the region.

A Guinness World Records spokesman told CNN there did not appear to be any active categories that the team's identical surnames would fit in to -- but that new ideas were always welcomed.

If the team was to submit a claim to Guinness World Records, the idea would be considered and a new category could potentially be created, the spokesman said.

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