33179 Arsènewenger

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33179 Arsènewenger is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1544.2942189 days (4.23 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on March 29, 1998 by Ian P. Griffin, who is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.[2] The asteroid was named after the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, and is believed to be the only asteroid named after a football manager.[2] The naming citation is as follows:


  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved June 25, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Griffin, Ian. "Arsenewenger". Ian Griffin. Retrieved June 27, 2008.