List of mainland European football club nicknames

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This is a list of nicknames for mainland European football clubs.

Nickname Translation Club Country
Les Dogues The Mastiffs Lille France
Les Crocodiles The Crocodiles Nimes Olympique France
Les Merlus The Hakes FC Lorient France
Les Lions The Lions SC Bastia France
Les Marine et Blanc Blue and White Girondins de Bordeaux France
Les Sang et Or The Blood and Gold RC Lens France
Les Gones The Boys Olympique Lyon France
Les Phocéens The Phocians Olympique Marseille France
Les Grenats, les Graoullys The Maroons (kit color), the Graoully Dragons FC Metz France
Les Rouge et Blanc The Red and Whites AS Monaco France
Les Aiglons The Eaglets OGC Nice France
Les Verts The Greens AS Saint-Étienne France
Les Lionceaux The Lion Cubs FC Sochaux France
Les Violets The Purples Toulouse FC France
Les Canaris The Canaries FC Nantes France
Les Chamois The Chamois Chamois Niortais FC France
Les Athéniens The Athenians Valenciennes FC France
Les Forgerons The Blacksmiths FC Gueugnon France
Les Sangliers The Wildboars CS Sedan Ardennes France
De Residentieclub The Residence Club ADO Den Haag Netherlands
Godenzonen Sons of the God(s) Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands
De Blauwen The Blues AGOVV Netherlands
Kanoniere Cannoneers Rapid Vienna Austria
Die grüne Religion The green religion Rapid Vienna Austria
Fradi Ferencvárosi TC Hungary
Zöld Sasok Green Eagles Ferencvárosi TC Hungary
Modri The blues Dinamo Zagreb Croatia
Bili The whites HNK Hajduk Split Croatia
Majstori s Mora Masters from the seaside HNK Hajduk Split Croatia
Željo from the name of the club Željezničar Bosnia
Roş-albaştrii The Red and Blues Steaua Romania
Magica Steaua The Magical Steaua Steaua Romania
Militarii The Ones from the Military Steaua Romania
Viteziştii The Speeders Steaua Romania
Câinii roşii The Red Dogs Dinamo Romania
Spartanii The Spartans Dinamo Romania
Alb-roşii The White and Reds Dinamo, UTA Romania
Ştiinţa "Science" (former club name) Universitatea Craiova Romania
Şepcile roşii The Red Caps Universitatea Cluj Romania
U Universitatea Cluj Romania
Minerii The Miners Jiul Romania
Iubirea unor inimi româneşti The Love of Some Romanian Hearts Universitatea Cluj Romania
Alb-negrii The White and Blacks Universitatea Cluj, Sportul Studenţesc Romania
Steagul The Flag (former club name) FC Brașov Romania
Lupii galbeni The Yellow Wolves Petrolul Romania
Găzarii The Gasers Petrolul Romania
Galben-verzii The Yellow and Greens FC Brașov, Zimbru Romania
Bătrâna doamnă The Old Lady UTA Romania
Vampirii albaştri The Blue Vampires Gloria Bistriţa Romania
Rechinii The Sharks Farul Romania
Marinarii The Seamen Farul Romania
Gaşca nebună The Crazy Gang Sportul Studenţesc Romania
Studenţii The Students Sportul Studenţesc, Universitatea Cluj Romania
Bancarii The Bankers Progresul Romania
Frizerii The Barbers Progresul Romania
Cavalerii frunzei de platan The Knights of Sycamore Leaf Progresul Romania
Craiova Maxima Universitatea Craiova Romania
Leii The Lions Universitatea Craiova Romania
Oltenii The Oltenians Universitatea Craiova Romania
Campioana unei mari iubiri The Champion of a Great Love Universitatea Craiova Romania
Vulturii violeţi The Violet Eagles Argeş Romania
Blue White Dragons FC Den Bosch Netherlands
De Schapenkoppen The Sheep Heads FC Dordrecht Netherlands
Heraclieden Heraclids Heracles Almelo Netherlands
De Kralingers The Kralingers Excelsior Netherlands
Stadionclub the Stadium club Feyenoord Rotterdam Netherlands
De Superboeren The Super Peasants De Graafschap Netherlands
De Trots van het Noorden The Pride of the North FC Groningen Netherlands
De Roodbroeken The Red Shorts Haarlem Netherlands
De Superfriezen The Super Frisians SC Heerenveen Netherlands
De Sterrendragers The Wearers of Stars MVV Netherlands
De Parel van het Zuiden The Pearl of the South NAC Breda Netherlands
De Zwarte Schapen The Black Sheep FC Omniworld Netherlands
Boeren Peasants PSV Eindhoven Netherlands
De Trots van het Zuiden The Pride of the South Roda JC Netherlands
De Kasteelheren The Chatelains Sparta Netherlands
De Witte Leeuwen The White Lions Telstar Netherlands
Tukkers FC Twente Netherlands
Utreg FC Utrecht Netherlands
Black Yellow Angels Veendam Netherlands
Het Andere Oranje The Other Oranje FC Volendam Netherlands
The Good Old VVV Netherlands
Tricolores Willem II Netherlands
Blue & White Army FC Zwolle Netherlands
Enosis Union AEK Greece
Dikefalos Aetos Double-Headed Eagle AEK Greece
i Kritiki The Cretans Ergotelis Greece
Vasilissa tou Kambou Queen of the Lowlands Larissa Greece
Vyssini The Crimsons Larissa Greece
Thrylos Legend Olympiacos Greece
Erythrolefki Red-Whites Olympiacos Greece
Prasini Greens Panathinaikos Greece
Istorikos Historic Panionios Greece
Kyanerythri Blue-Reds Panionios Greece
Kamma, Grønnbuksene -/The Green Shorts HamKam Norway
Troillongan/Troillan The Troll kids/The Trolls Rosenborg Norway
Gutan The Boys/Lads Tromsø Norway
Aristokratene/Rødbuksene The Aristocrats/The Red Shorts Fredrikstad Norway
De mørkeblå The Dark Blues Viking Norway
Fugla The birds Lillestrøm Norway
Enga Vålerenga Norway
Klubi The Club HJK Helsinki Finland
Crveno-beli The Red and white Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Zvezda The Star Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Crno-beli The Black and white Partizan Serbia
Parni valjak The steam roller Partizan Serbia
Jugosloveni Yugoslavs Partizan Serbia
Voša From the name of the club FK Vojvodina Serbia
Romantičari The romantics OFK Beograd Serbia
Real sa Nišave Real from Nišava Radnički Niš Serbia
Meraklije Bon viveurs (those who know how to enjoy) Radnički Niš Serbia
Gnaget The Gnaw (as in "rodent gnaw") AIK Sweden
Järnkaminerna The Iron Stoves Djurgården Sweden
Makrillarna The Mackerels GAIS Sweden
Bajen Derived from club name Hammarby IF Sweden
Änglarna The Angels IFK Göteborg Sweden
Blåvitt Blue White IFK Göteborg Sweden
Kamraterna The Comrades IFK Göteborg Sweden
Peking Beijing IFK Norrköping Sweden
Los Blancos, Los Merengues, Los Vikingos The Whites, The Merengues, The Vikings Real Madrid C.F. Spain
Nàstic Gimnàstic de Tarragona Spain
Els Orelluts Long eared bats CD Castellón Spain
Los Carbayones Real Oviedo Spain
Los Ches Valencia Spain
Colchoneros Mattress Makers Atlético Madrid Spain
Los Leones de San Mamés The Lios of San Mamés Athletic Club de Bilbao Spain
Los Chicharreros Tenerife Spain
Blaugrana The Blue scarlets FC Barcelona Spain
Els Culers The Bottoms / The Arsers FC Barcelona Spain
Los Periquitos The Parraqueets RCD Espanyol Spain
Los Merengues The Meringues Real Madrid Spain
Los Galácticos The Galactics Real Madrid Spain
Los Vikingos The Vikings Real Madrid Spain
Los Boquerones The Anchovies Málaga CF Spain
El Submarino Amarillo The Yellow Submarine Villarreal Spain
Els Arlequinats Harlequins' CE Sabadell FC Spain
Los Pimentoneros The Peppermen Real Murcia Spain
Cim Bom Bom from a boxer called "Jim" Galatasaray Turkey
Aslanlar The Lions Galatasaray Turkey
Kara Kartallar The Black Eagles Beşiktaş J.K. Turkey
Sarı Kanaryalar The Yellow Canaries Fenerbahçe SK Turkey
Akrepler The Scorpions Antalyaspor Turkey
Yeşil Timsahlar The Green Crocodiles Bursaspor Turkey
Kırmızı Şimşekler The Red Lightnings Eskişehirspor Turkey
Fırtına Storm Bucaspor Turkey
Mavi Şimşekler Blue Lightning Adana Demir SK Turkey
Akdeniz Aslanları The Mediterranean Lions Kahramanmaraşspor Turkey
Kaplanlar The Tigers Malatyaspor Turkey
Sincan Kaplanları Sincan Tigers Bugsaş Spor Turkey
Yiğidolar The Spartans Sivasspor Turkey
Tarzanlar The Tarzans Manisaspor Turkey
HaZehubim The Golden Ones Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC Israel
HaKofim HaYerukim The Green Apes Maccabi Haifa FC Israel
HaShedim HaAdumim The Red Devils Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC Israel
HaYahalomim The Diamonds Maccabi Netanya FC Israel
HaLuzonim The Luzon Family Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC Israel
Il Grifone The Griffin Genoa Italy
Le Rondinelle The Robins Brescia Italy
I Bianconeri The White and Blacks Juventus Italy
La Vecchia Signora The Old Lady Juventus Italy
I Gobbi The Humpbacks Juventus Italy
I Gialloblù The Yellow and Blues Parma Italy
Mussi Volanti The Flying Donkeys Chievo Italy
I Viola The Purples Fiorentina Italy
Rossoneri Red and Blacks A.C. Milan Italy
Il Diavolo The Devil A.C. Milan Italy
Nerazzurri The Black and Blues Atalanta Italy
I Granata The color of the jerseys (dark-red to maroon, the ripen pomegranate) Torino Italy
Il Toro The Bull Torino Italy
Nerazzurri The Black and Blues Inter Italy
Giallorossi The Yellow and Reds Roma Italy
I Lupi The Wolves Roma Italy
I Galletti The Roosters Bari Italy
I Ciucci The Donkeys Napoli Italy
Les Canaris The Canaries Nantes France
Der Club The Club 1. FC Nuremberg Germany
Die Knappen The Miners FC Schalke 04 Germany
Die Königsblauen The Royal Blues FC Schalke 04 Germany
Die Rothosen The Red Shorts Hamburger SV Germany
Der Dino The Dinosaur Hamburger SV Germany
Die Schanzer The Fortress Guards FC Ingolstadt 04 Germany
Die Roten Teufel Red Devils 1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany
Kartoffelkäfer Potato beetles Alemannia Aachen Germany
Die Wölfe Wolves VfL Wolfsburg Germany
Die Alte Dame The Grand Dame Hertha BSC Berlin Germany
Die Blau-Weissen The Blue-Whites Hertha BSC Berlin Germany
Die Freibeuter The Pirates FC St. Pauli Germany
Die Roten The Reds FC Bayern Munich Germany
FC Hollywood FC Hollywood FC Bayern Munich Germany
Die Zebras The Zebras MSV Duisburg Germany
Die Kleeblätter The Clover Leaves Rot-Weiß Oberhausen Germany
Die Fohlen The Foals Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany
Geißböcke Billy Goats FC Köln Germany
Die Adler The Eagles Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
Launische Diva Temperamental diva Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
Die Werkself The Factory XI Bayer 04 Leverkusen Germany
Pasy The Stripes Cracovia Poland
Kolejorz The Railwaymen Lech Poznań Poland
Biała Gwiazda The White Star Wisła Kraków Poland
Os Encarnados The Reds S.L. Benfica Portugal
Os Diabos Vermelhos The Red Devils S.L. Benfica Portugal
Os Vermelhos e Brancos The Red and Whites S.L. Benfica Portugal
As Águias The Eagles S.L. Benfica Portugal
O Glorioso The Glorious One S.L. Benfica Portugal
Os Benfiquistas "Os Benfiquistas" S.L. Benfica Portugal
Os Dragões The Dragons F.C. Porto Portugal
Os Azuis e Brancos The Blue and Whites F.C. Porto Portugal
Os Portistas "Os Portistas" F.C. Porto Portugal
Os Leões The Lions Sporting C.P. Portugal
Os Leoninos The Leonines Sporting C.P. Portugal
Os Verdes e Brancos The Green and Whites Sporting C.P. Portugal
As Panteras Negras The Black Panthers Boavista Portugal
Os Estudantes The Students A. Académica de Coimbra Portugal
A Briosa The Stout One A. Académica de Coimbra Portugal
Os Arcebispos The Archbishops S.C. Braga Portugal
Os Minhotos "Os Minhotos" S.C. Braga Portugal
Os Arsenalistas The Arsenalists S.C. Braga Portugal
Os Guerreiros do Minho The Warriors of Minho S.C. Braga Portugal
Os Sadinos "Os Sadinos" Vitória de Setúbal Portugal
Os Conquistadores The Conquerors Vitória de Guimarães Portugal
Os Afonsinos "Os Afonsinos" Vitória de Guimarães Portugal
Os Vimaranenses "Os Vimaranenses" Vitória de Guimarães Portugal
Os Nacionalistas The Nacionalists C.D. Nacional da Madeira Portugal
Os Alvinegros The White and Blacks C.D. Nacional da Madeira Portugal
Os Verde-Rubros The Green and Reds C.S. Marítimo Portugal
Os Castores The Beavers F.C. Paços de Ferreira Portugal
De Hvide The Whites AGF Aarhus Denmark
Striwerne, De Striwede, Stregerne The Stripes, The Striped, Stripes Odense Boldklub Denmark
De Buffalo's The Buffalos (reference to Buffalo Bill) KAA Gent Belgium
De Club The Club Club Brugge K.V. Belgium
De Kakkers The Crappers KV Mechelen Belgium
Essevee Dialectic pronunciation of the abbreviation "S.V." S.V. Zulte Waregem Belgium
Les Rouches The Reds Standard Liège Belgium
De Vereniging The Association Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Belgium
De Kanaries The Canaries K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Belgium
Les Sang et Or The Blood(red) and Gold A.F.C. Tubize Belgium
The Great Old Royal Antwerp F.C. Belgium
Militsionery From Ukrainian "Militsiya" Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine
Girnyky The Miners Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine
Kroty The Moles Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine
Koni The Horses, The Steeds CSKA Moscow Russia
Myaso The Meat Spartak Moscow Russia
Svinyi The Pigs Spartak Moscow Russia
Krasno-belye The Red and Whites Spartak Moscow Russia
Zheleznodorozhniki The Railwaymen, The Railroaders Lokomotiv Moscow Russia
Parovozy The Steam Locomotives Lokomotiv Moscow Russia
Krysy The Rats Krylia Sovetov Samara Russia
Kepki Tha Caps FC Moscow Russia
Bomzhi The Bums, The Tramps Zenit St. Petersburg Russia
Meshki The Bags Zenit St. Petersburg Russia
Sine-belo-golybye The Blue and White and Light-Blue Zenit St. Petersburg Russia
Dinamiki The Dynamic Dynamo Moscow Russia
Musora The Cops Dynamo Moscow Russia
Inoplanetyane The Aliens, The Extraterrestrials Saturn Ramenskoye Russia