What are the Nicknames of Top Football Clubs?

Football clubs all around the world are known for their fans and the fans have emotions attached with the club they have been following. For new football fans as they watch the live streaming they fail to understand who the commentators refer to when they use the nicknames associated with the clubs. Over time, the clubs are referred with cool nicknames which I think everyone should know.

Here is a list of nicknames of Top Premier League Clubs:

Team Nickname
Arsenal The Gunners
Aston Villa The Villans, The Villa, Villa
Brighton & Hove Albion The Seagulls, The Albion
Burnley FC The Clarets
Chelsea The Blues, The Pensioners
Crystal Palace The Eagles, The Glaziers
Everton The Blues, The Toffees, The People’s Club
Fulham Cottagers, Whites, Black and White army
Leeds United The Whites, United, The Peacocks
Leicester City The Foxes
Liverpool The Reds
Manchester City The Citizens, City, The Sky Blues
Manchester United The Red Devils
Newcastle United The Magpies, Geordies
Sheffield United The Blades, Red and White Wizards
Southampton The Saints
West Bromwich Albion The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion
West Ham United The Irons, The Hammers, The Academy Of Football
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves, The Wanderers



Spain’s La Liga Football Clubs

Team Nickname(s) Explanation/ Translation
Athletic Club Los Leones, Los Rojiblancos The Lions, The Red and Whites
Atletico Madrid Los Colchoneros, Los Rojiblancos The Mattress Makers, The Red and Whites
Barcelona Blaugrana In Catalan, ‘blau’ means blue and ‘grana’ translates to deep red
Celta Vigo Os Celestes The Sky Blues
Deportivo Alaves Los Babazorros, El Glorioso ‘Baba’ refers to ‘fava’ beans, and ‘zorro’ means ‘sack’, The Glorious One
Eibar Los Armeros The Gunsmiths
Espanyol Los Periquitos, Los Blanquiazules The Budgerigars, The White and Blues
Getafe Los Azulones The Deep Blues
Granada Los Nazaries Nasrids (referencing the Nazrid Dynasty)
Leganes Los Pepineros The Cucumber Growers
Levante Los Granotas The Frogs
Mallorca Los Bermellones The Vermilions
Osasuna Los Rojillos The Reds
Real Betis Betis, Los Verderones, Los Heliopolitans Lilywhites, The Big Greens, The Heliopolitans
Real Madrid Los Blancos, Meringues The Whites, The Meringues
Real Sociedad Txuri-urdinak The Whites and Blues
Real Valladolid Los Albivioletas The White and Violets
Sevilla Los Rojiblancos, Los Hispalenses The White and Reds, The Ones from Hispalis
Valencia Los Che In Valencian, ‘che’ is the same as saying ‘hey’
Villarreal El Submarino Amarillo The Yellow Submarine

Serie A club Nicknames

Team Nickname(s) Explanation/ Translation
Atalanta I Nerazzurri The Black and Blues
Bologna I Rossoblu, I Veltri The Red and Blues, The Greyhounds
Brescia Le Rondinelle, I Biancazzurri The Little Swallows, The White and Blues
Cagliari Gli Isolani The Islanders
Fiorentina La Viola The Purple One
Genoa I Rossoblu, l Grifone The Red and Blues, The Griffin
Hellas Verona I Gialloblu The Yellow and Blues
Inter I Nerazzurri The Black and Blues
Juventus I Bianconeri, La Vecchia Signora The Black and Whites, The Old Lady
Lazio I Biancocelesti The White and Sky Blues
Lecce I Giallorossi The Yellow and Reds
Milan I Rossoneri The Red and Blacks
Napoli Gli Azzurri The Blues
Parma I Gialloblu, I Crociati The Yellow and Blues, The Crusaders
Roma I Giallorossi The Yellow and Reds
Sampdoria I Blucerchiati The Blue-circled (team colours are blue with white, red and black hoops)
Sassuolo I Neroverdi The Black and Greens
SPAL I Biancazzurri The White and Blues
Torino Il Toro, i Granata The Bull, The Maroons
Udinese I Bianconeri The White and Blacks

Germany’s Bundesliga

Team Nickname(s) English Nickname(s)
Augsburg Die Fuggerstadter Residents of the Fugger City
Bayer Leverkusen Die Werkself The Company XI
Bayern Die Roten The Reds
Borussia Dortmund Die Schwarzgelben The Black and Yellow
Borussia Monchengladbach Die Fohlen The Foals
Eintracht Frankfurt Die Adler The Eagles
Fortuna Dusseldorf Die Flingeraner From the district of Flingern
Freiburg Breisgau-Brasilianer Brazilians of Breisgau
Hertha Berlin Die Alte Dame The Old Lady
Hoffenheim Die Kraichgauer From the Kraichgau region
Koln Die Geissbocke The Billy Goats
Leipzig Die Roten Bullen The Red Bulls
Mainz Die Nullfunfer The O-Fives
Paderborn N/A
Schalke Die Konigsblauen The Royal Blue
Union Berlin Die Eisernen The Iron Ones
Werder Bremen Die Grun-Weissen The Green-Whites
Wolfsburg Die Wolfe The Wolves


North America’s Major League Soccer (MLS)

Team Nickname(s)
Atlanta United The Five Stripes
Chicago Fire Men in Red
FC Cincinnati The Orange and Blue
Colorado Rapids The Rapids
Columbus Crew The Crew
FC Dallas The Hoops
D.C. United The Black and Red
Houston Dynamo Orange Crush, La Naranja (The Orange)
LA Galaxy The Galaxy
Los Angeles FC The Black and Gold
Minnesota United FC The Loons
Montreal Impact The Impact
New England Revolution The Midnight Riders
New York City FC The Pigeons, The Bronx Blues, The Boys in Blue
New York Red Bulls The Metros
Orlando City SC The Lions
Philadelphia Union The U
Portland Timbers The Timbers
Real Salt Lake The Claret and Cobalt
San Jose Earthquakes The Quakes, The Goonies
Seattle Sounders FC The Sounders
Sporting Kansas City The Wizards
Toronto FC The Reds
Vancouver Whitecaps The Blue and Whites, The Caps


France - Ligue 1 Team Nicknames

Team Nickname(s) English Translation
AS Monaco Les Rouge et Blanc The Red and Whites
AS Saint-Étienne Les Verts The Greens
Chamois Niortais FC Les Chamois The Chamois
CS Sedan Ardennes Les Sangliers The Wildboars
FC Gueugnon Les Forgerons The Blacksmiths
FC Lorient Les Merlus The Hakes
FC Metz Les Graoullys The Graoully Dragons
FC Metz Les Grenats The Maroons (kit colour)
FC Nantes Les Canaris The Canaries
FC Sochaux Les Lionceaux The Lion Cubs
Girondins de Bordeaux Les Marine et Blanc Blue and White
Lille Les Dogues The Mastiffs
Nimes Olympique Les Crocodiles The Crocodiles
OGC Nice Les Aiglons The Eaglets
Olympique Lyon Les Gones The Boys
Olympique Marseille Les Phocéens The Phocians
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Les Parisiens The Parisians
RC Lens Les Sang et Or The Blood and Gold
SC Bastia Les Lions The Lions
Toulouse FC Les Violets The Purples
Valenciennes FC Les Athéniens The Athenians