The best nicknames for football clubs

If you really want to discover more about the names that are granted to football clubs then you have come to the best place.

Argentina has just about the most popular international teams, which includes probably the greatest player of all time, but the domestic division is not so best known. There is one very competitive derby in the division, but that is not the only interesting thing in the division; one of the teams, which plays in La Plata, is known as ‘The Rat Stabbers’. The fascinating name comes from the fact there is a excellent medical school in the city where they would experiment on rats in the past. This name must be the oddest there is, but the team is actually one of the most effective and they even have a ground that can hold more men and women than most premier league teams. The team has won the South American top club competition 4 times which makes it one of the best teams in Argentina, something the Estudiantes de La Plata owner would be extremely proud of.

Italian football is world well-known, but a number of the names of the clubs aren't necessarily so known. About the most renowned sides to ever perform in Italy through the 90’s was also well known as the Rossoneri or Diavolo, the former means the red and blacks, while the latter means The Devil. The first label has rather clear connotations, which is of course from the colors of their home strip. The brand new AC Milan owner has taken over a side famous for its significant football teams, but also for its iconic soccer strip. The kit, which is like to the football club logo, is made up of vertical black and red stripes with white shorts. The top hasn't transformed too much over the years, in contrast to some other clubs, which has helped to help it become so recognisable all all over the world. The achievements of the team as one of the best football clubs in Europe has helped to spread the sales of the shirt to each corner of the planet.

A pretty small football team in the top league of the Spanish division has one of the most amusing nicknames in world football, but it is a name that the community holds dear. Los Pepineros, which equates to ‘the cucumbers’ play in one of the suburbs of Madrid. The suburb was its own community a number of years ago and it was where a lot of the farmers that worked in the district lived and, of course, they mostly farmed cucumbers. The funny name doesn't mean the club itself is any sort of joke, as the Leganés owner would confirm, the club has made a tremendous range of revenue since establishing itself in the lucrative Spanish top league. The club and the town have come a long way since their cucumber farming days.

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