List of association football club nicknames in the Americas

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This is a list of nicknames of football clubs in The Americas. For United States based teams, only those nicknames distinct from those used in the official club name, are listed, e.g. The Crew, for Columbus Crew.

Nickname Translation Club Country
Albo Danw-men All Boys Argentina
Bicho Colorado Red Bug Argentinos Juniors Argentina
Arse (Short for "Arsenal") Arsenal de Sarandí Argentina
Taladro Drill Banfield Argentina
Pirata/B/Celeste Pirate/B/Sky Blue Belgrano** Argentina
Xeneize/Azul y Oro/La Mitad Más Uno (Spanish deformation of "zeneize" or genoese in genoese dialect)/Blue and Gold/The Half Plus One Boca Juniors Argentina
Funebrero Undertaker Chacarita Juniors** Argentina
Negro/Sabalero Black/Shad-fisher Colón de Santa Fe Argentina
Pincharrata/León Rat-stabber/Lion Estudiantes de La Plata Argentina
Verdolaga/Verde/Tren Purslane/Green/Train Ferro Carril Oeste** Argentina
Lobo Wolf Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata Argentina
Lobo Jujeño Wolf from Jujuy Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy** Argentina
Bodeguero Grocer Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba Argentina
Globo Balloon Huracán Argentina
Rojo/Diablo/Diablo Rojo/Rey de Copas Red/Devil/Red Devil/King of Cups Independiente Argentina
Azul/Lepra Blue/Leprosy Independiente Rivadavia** Argentina
Gloria/Glorioso/Albirrojo Glory/Glorious/Dawn and red Instituto** Argentina
Granate Garnet Lanús Argentina
Lepra/Leproso/Rojinegro Leprosy/Leper/Red and black Newell's Old Boys Argentina
Torito/Verdinegro Little Bull/Green and black Nueva Chicago*** Argentina
Aurinegro Aura and black Olimpo Argentina
Cervecero Brewer Quilmes Argentina
Academia Academy Racing Argentina
Albiceleste/Academia/Academia Cordobesa Dawn and Sky blue/Academy/Cordovan Academy Racing de Córdoba*** Argentina
Millonario/Banda Roja Millionaire/Red Band River Plate Argentina
Canalla/Academia/Academia Rosarina/Auriazul Scoundrel/Academy/Rosarian Academy/Aura and blue Rosario Central** Argentina
Cuervo/Ciclón/Matadores/Santo Crow/Cyclone/Killers/Saint San Lorenzo de Almagro Argentina
Santo Saint San Martín** Argentina
Matador/T/Tallarín/Albiazul Killer/T/Noodle/Dawn and blue Talleres*** Argentina
Matador/Matador de Victoria Killer/Killer from Victoria Tigre Argentina
Decano Dean Tucumán** Argentina
Tatengue/Rojiblanco (Person from the upper class in the Santa Fe jargon)/Red and white Unión** Argentina
Fortín/V Azulada Small Fort/Bluish V Vélez Sársfield Argentina
Coelho Rabbit América Mineiro Brazil
Dragão Dragon Atlético Goianiense Brazil
Galo Rooster Atlético Mineiro Brazil
Furacão Hurricane Atlético Paranaense Brazil
Leão da Ilha Lion of the Island Avaí Brazil
Tricolor de Aço Three-colored Steel Bahia Brazil
Estrela Solitária/Glorioso Lone Star/Glorious Botafogo Brazil
Lingüiça Mecânica Clockwork Sausage Bragantino** Brazil
Vozão Big Grandpa Ceará Brazil
Timão Great Team Corinthians Brazil
Coxa Branca White Thigh Coritiba Brazil
Tigre Tiger Criciúma** Brazil
Raposa Fox Cruzeiro Brazil
Figueira The Fig Tree Figueirense Brazil
Urubu/Rubro-negro Vulture/Black-and-red Flamengo Brazil
Pó-de-arroz/Tricolor Face Powder/Three-colored Fluminense Brazil
Esmeraldino Big Emerald Green Goiás** Brazil
Imortal Tricolor Three-colored immortal Grêmio Brazil
Abelha Bee Grêmio Barueri** Brazil
Bugre Indians Guarani** Brazil
Colorado The Red Internacional Brazil
Timbu Opossum Náutico** Brazil
Verdão Big green Palmeiras Brazil
Tricolor Three-coloured Paraná Clube Brazil
Macaca Female monkey Ponte Preta** Brazil
Lusa Lusa (Portuguese lady) Portuguesa** Brazil
Coral Coral snake Santa Cruz*** Brazil
Peixe Fish Santos Brazil
Azulão Big Blue São Caetano Brazil
O mais querido/Tricolor The most beloved/Three-coloured São Paulo Brazil
Leão da Ilha Island Lion Sport Recife** Brazil
Cruzmaltino/Gigante da Colina Bearer of the Maltese Cross/Giant of the hill Vasco da Gama Brazil
Tigrão Big Tiger Vila Nova*** Brazil
Leão da Barra Lion of the Shoal Vitória** Brazil
L'Impact/The Impact The Impact Montreal Impact Canada NASL
The Reds The Reds Toronto FC Canada MLS
Whitecaps Whitecaps Vancouver 2011 Canada MLS
Verdolagas Purslanes Atlético Nacional Colombia
Azucareros Sugarmakers Deportivo Cali Colombia
Diablos Rojos Red Devils América de Cali Colombia
Embajadores Ambassadors Millonarios Colombia
Cardenales Cardinals Club Santa Fe Colombia
El Poderoso The Mighty Independiente Medellín Colombia
Los Tiburones The Sharks Atlético Junior Colombia
El Blanco Blanco The White Once Caldas Colombia
Los Tanos/Itálicos The Tanos/The Italics Audax Italiano Chile
El Eterno Campeón/Los Albos/El Cacique/El Popular The Eternal Champion/The White Ones/The Cacique/The Popular Colo-Colo Chile
Zorros del desierto Desert Foxes Cobreloa Chile
Mineros Miners Cobresal Chile
Piratas Pirates Coquimbo Unido** Chile
Albirrojos/Torteros The red and white/The Cake-makers Curicó Unido** Chile
Pumas Cougars Deportes Antofagasta Chile
Lilas/León de Collao The Violet Ones/The Collao's Lion Deportes Concepción** Chile
Dragones Celestes The Sky Blue Dragons Deportes Iquique Chile
Granates Maroons Deportes La Serena** Chile
Los Oro y Cielo/Ruleteros The Gold and Sky/Roulette Players Everton Chile
Acereros Steelers Huachipato Chile
Lamparita The Little lamp Lota Schwager** Chile
Carabeleros/Manojito de Claveles Caravelers/Bouquet of Carnations Magallanes** Chile
Diablos Rojos/Longaniza Mecánica Red Devils/Clockwork Sausage Ñublense Chile
Capo de Provincia The Province's Best O'Higgins Chile
Tino/Árabes (Short for "Palestino")/The Arabs Palestino Chile
Rojinegros Black and Reds Rangers Chile
Chaguito/Microbuseros Diminutive for "Santiago"/The (Urban) Bus Drivers Santiago Morning** Chile
El Decano The Dean Santiago Wanderers Chile
La Furia Roja The Red Fury Unión Española Chile
Los Cruzados/Caballeros Cruzados The Crossed/The Crusaders Universidad Católica Chile
Campanil The Bell Tower Universidad de Concepción** Chile
El Romántico Viajero/El León/El Chuncho/Los Azules The Romantic Traveler/The Lion/The Owl/The Blue Ones Universidad de Chile Chile
Erizos Hedgehogs Alajuelense Costa Rica
Glorioso Glorious Herediano Costa Ric]
Monstruo Morado Purple Monster Saprissa Costa Rica
Cremas/Albos Cream Comunicaciones Guatemala
Máquina Escarlata/Rojos Scarlet Machine Municipal Guatemala
Chivos Goats Xelajú MC Guatemala
Paquidermos Pachyderms Alianza El Salvador
Tigre Tiger FAS El Salvador
Toro Bull Firpo El Salvador
Furia Verde Green Fury Marathón Honduras
Ciclón Azul Blue Cyclone Motagua Honduras
León Lion Olimpia Honduras
Realeza Royalty Real España Honduras
Águilas/Azulcrema Eagles/Blue and cream América Mexico
Potro de Hierro Iron Colt Atlante Mexico
Zorro/Academia Fox/Academy Atlas Mexico
Lobo Wolv BUAP** Mexico
Toro Bull Celaya*** Mexico
Jaguares Jaguars Chiapas Mexico
La Tribu The Tribe Ciudad Juárez Mexico
La Máquina Celeste The Sky-blue Machine Cruz Azul Mexico
Alacranes Scorpions Durango** Mexico
Tecos Owls Estudiantes Tecos Mexico
Chivas/Chivas Rayadas/Rebaño Sagrado Goats/Striped Goats/Sacred Herd Guadalajara Mexico
Guerreros Warriors Guerreros** Mexico
Trinca Fresera Strawberry Lashers Irapuato** Mexico
Panzas Verdes/Los Esmeraldas Green Bellies/The Emeralds León** Mexico
Venados Bucks Mérida** Mexico
La Monarquía/Los Canarios The Monarchy/canaries Morelia Mexico
Rayados/La Pandilla Striped ones/The Gang Monterrey Mexico
Rayos Lightning bolts Necaxa** Mexico
Gallos Blancos White Roosters Querétaro Mexico
Los Tuzos The Gophers Pachuca Mexico
La Franja/Los Camoteros The Stripe/The Sweet Potato Consumers Puebla FC Mexico
Gladiadores Gladiators San Luis Mexico
Petroleros Oilmen Salamanca FC*** Mexico
Guerreros/Albiverdes Warriors/The White and Green Santos Laguna Mexico
Dorados Golden Sinaloa** Mexico
Jaibos Crabs Tampico Madero*** Mexico
Xolos Xolos Tijuana** Mexico
Los Diablos Rojos The Red Devils Toluca Mexico
Leones Negros/La U/U de G Black Lions/The U/U de G Universidad de Guadalajara** Mexico
Tigres Tigers UANL Mexico
Correcaminos Roadrunners UAT** Mexico
Pumas/Los Auriazules Pumas/The gold and blue Universidad Nacional Mexico
Tiburones Sharks Veracruz** Mexico
Cañeros Sugarcane workers Zacatepec**** Mexico
Islanders Islanders Puerto Rico Puerto Rico NASL
Bolsilludos/Bolso Pockets/Bag Nacional Uruguay
Carbonero Coal-men Peñarol Uruguay
The Fire The Fire Chicago Fire USA
Goats USA Goats USA Chivas USA USA
Rapids Rapids Colorado Rapids USA
The Crew The Crew Columbus Crew USA
Black and Red Black and Red D.C. United USA
Hoops, Toros Hoops, Bulls Dallas USA
Orange Crush Orange Crush Houston Dynamo USA
Wizards Wizards Sporting Kansas City USA
Galaxy Galaxy Los Angeles Galaxy USA
Revs Revs New England USA
Red Bulls Red Bulls New York Red Bulls USA
Zolos Zolos Philadelphia Union (2010) USA
Timbers Timbers Portland 2011 USA
Cobalt and Claret, Real Cobalt and Claret, Royals Real Salt Lake USA
'Quakes Earthquakes San Jose USA
Rave Green Rave Green Seattle USA
Aurinegro Gold and Black Deportivo Táchira Venezuela

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