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
Die Grün-Weißen The Green and Whites Rapid Vienna Austria
Les Sang et Or The Blood(red) and Gold A.F.C. Tubize Belgium
De Vereniging The Association Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Belgium
De Club The Club Club Brugge K.V. Belgium
De Kanaries The Canaries K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Belgium
De Buffalo's The Buffalos (reference to Buffalo Bill) KAA Gent Belgium
De Kakkers The Crappers KV Mechelen Belgium
The Great Old Royal Antwerp F.C. Belgium
Essevee Dialectic pronunciation of the abbreviation "S.V." S.V. Zulte Waregem Belgium
Les Rouches The Reds Standard Liège Belgium
Željo from the name of the club Zeljeznicar Bosnia
Modri The blues Dinamo Zagreb Croatia
Bili The whites HNK Hajduk Split Croatia
Majstori s Mora Masters from the seaside HNK Hajduk Split Croatia
De Hvide The Whites AGF Aarhus Denmark
De Striwede The Striped Odense Boldklub Denmark
Stregerne Stripes Odense Boldklub Denmark
Striwerne The Stripes Odense Boldklub Denmark
Klubi The Club HJK Helsinki Finland
Les Rouge et Blanc The Red and Whites AS Monaco France
Les Verts The Greens AS Saint-Étienne France
Les Chamois The Chamois Chamois Niortais FC France
Les Sangliers The Wildboars CS Sedan Ardennes France
Les Forgerons The Blacksmiths FC Gueugnon France
Les Merlus The Hakes FC Lorient France
Les Graoullys The Graoully Dragons FC Metz France
Les Grenats The Maroons (kit color) FC Metz France
Les Canaris The Canaries FC Nantes France
Les Lionceaux The Lion Cubs FC Sochaux France
Les Marine et Blanc Blue and White Girondins de Bordeaux France
Les Dogues The Mastiffs Lille France
Les Crocodiles The Crocodiles Nimes Olympique France
Les Aiglons The Eaglets OGC Nice France
Les Gones The Boys Olympique Lyon France
Les Phocéens The Phocians Olympique Marseille France
Les Parisiens The Parisians Paris Saint-Germain F.C. France
Les Sang et Or The Blood and Gold RC Lens France
Les Lions The Lions SC Bastia France
Les Violets The Purples Toulouse FC France
Les Athéniens The Athenians Valenciennes FC France
Die Roten Teufel Red Devils 1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany
Der Club The Club 1. FC Nuremberg Germany
Kartoffelkäfer Potato beetles Alemannia Aachen Germany
Die Werkself The Factory XI Bayer 04 Leverkusen Germany
Die Schwarzgelben The Black and Yellows Borussia Dortmund Germany
Die Fohlen The Foals Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany
Die Adler The Eagles Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
Launische Diva Temperamental diva Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
Die Fuggerstädter Named after the Fuggers FC Augsburg Germany
Die Roten The Reds FC Bayern Munich Germany
FC Hollywood FC Hollywood FC Bayern Munich Germany
Die Schanzer The Fortress Guards FC Ingolstadt 04 Germany
Geißböcke Billy Goats FC Köln Germany
Die Knappen The Miners FC Schalke 04 Germany
Die Königsblauen The Royal Blues FC Schalke 04 Germany
Die Freibeuter The Pirates FC St. Pauli Germany
Der Dino The Dinosaur Hamburger SV Germany
Die Rothosen The Red Shorts Hamburger SV Germany
Die Alte Dame The Grand Dame Hertha BSC Berlin Germany
Die Blau-Weissen The Blue-Whites Hertha BSC Berlin Germany
Die Zebras The Zebras MSV Duisburg Germany
Die Kleeblätter The Clover Leaves Rot-Weiß Oberhausen Germany
Die Kraichgauer From the Kraichgau region TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany
Die Wölfe Wolves VfL Wolfsburg Germany
Dikefalos Aetos Double-Headed Eagle AEK Greece
Enosis Union AEK Greece
i Kritiki The Cretans Ergotelis Greece
Vasilissa tou Kambou Queen of the Lowlands Larissa Greece
Vyssini The Crimsons Larissa Greece
Erythrolefki Red-Whites Olympiacos Greece
Thrylos Legend Olympiacos Greece
Prasini Greens Panathinaikos Greece
Istorikos Historic Panionios Greece
Kyanerythri Blue-Reds Panionios Greece
Fradi Ferencvárosi TC Hungary
Zöld Sasok Green Eagles Ferencvárosi TC Hungary
HaZehubim The Golden Ones Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC Israel
HaShedim HaAdumim The Red Devils Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC Israel
HaKofim HaYerukim The Green Apes Maccabi Haifa FC Israel
HaYahalomim The Diamonds Maccabi Netanya FC Israel
HaLuzonim The Luzon Family Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC Israel
La Dea The Goddess Atalanta Italy
Nerazzurri The Black and Blues Atalanta Italy
I Galletti The Roosters Bari Italy
I Biancoazzurri The White-Blues Brescia Italy
Leonessa Lioness Brescia Italy
Gli Isolani The Islanders Cagliari Italy
I Rossoblu The Red-Blues Cagliari Italy
Gli Elefanti The Elephants Catania Italy
Rossazzurri Red and Light-Blues Catania Italy
Cavallucci Marini Seahorses Cesena Italy
Mussi Volanti The Flying Donkeys Chievo Italy
I Viola The Purples Fiorentina Italy
Canarini The Canaries Frosinone Itay
I Rossoblu The Red-Blues Genoa Italy
Il Grifone The Griffin Genoa Italy
Nerazzurri The Black and Blues Inter Italy
La Beneamata The Cherished Ones Inter Italy
Il Biscione The Big Grass Snake Inter Italy
I Bianconeri The White and Blacks Juventus Italy
I Gobbi The Humpbacks Juventus Italy
La Vecchia Signora The Old Lady Juventus Italy
I Biancocelesti The White and Sky Blues Lazio Italy
Le Aquile The Eagles Lazio Italy
Il Diavolo The Devil Milan Italy
Rossoneri Red and Blacks Milan Italy
Gli Azzurri The Blues Napoli Italy
I Ciucciarelli The Little Donkeys Napoli Italy
Aquile Eagles Palermo Italy
Rosanero The Pink-Blacks Palermo Italy
I Crociati The Crusaders Parma Italy
I Gialloblù The Yellow and Blues Parma Italy
Delfini The Dolphins Pescara Italy
Giallorossi The Yellow and Reds Roma Italy
I Lupi The Wolves Roma Italy
I Blucerchiati The Blue-Ringed Sampdoria Italy
I Neroverdi The Black and Greens Sassuolo Italy
I Granata The Maroons Torino Italy
Il Toro The Bull Torino Italy
Zebrette The Little Zebras Udinese Italy
I Gialloblù The Yellow-Blues Verona Italy
De Residentieclub The Residence Club ADO Den Haag Netherlands
De Blauwen The Blues AGOVV Netherlands
Godenzonen Sons of the God(s) Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands
De Superboeren The Super Peasants De Graafschap Netherlands
De Kralingers The Kralingers Excelsior Netherlands
Blue White Dragons FC Den Bosch Netherlands
De Schapenkoppen The Sheep Heads FC Dordrecht Netherlands
De Trots van het Noorden The Pride of the North FC Groningen Netherlands
De Zwarte Schapen The Black Sheep FC Omniworld Netherlands
Tukkers FC Twente Netherlands
Utreg FC Utrecht Netherlands
Het Andere Oranje The Other Oranje FC Volendam Netherlands
Blue Fingers Blauw Vingers FC Zwolle Netherlands
Stadionclub the Stadium club Feyenoord Rotterdam Netherlands
De Roodbroeken The Red Shorts Haarlem Netherlands
Heraclieden Heraclids Heracles Almelo Netherlands
De Sterrendragers The Wearers of Stars MVV Netherlands
De Parel van het Zuiden The Pearl of the South NAC Breda Netherlands
Boeren Peasants PSV Eindhoven Netherlands
De Trots van het Zuiden The Pride of the South Roda JC Netherlands
De Superfriezen The Super Frisians SC Heerenveen Netherlands
De Kasteelheren The Chatelains Sparta Netherlands
De Witte Leeuwen The White Lions Telstar Netherlands
Black Yellow Angels Veendam Netherlands
The Good Old VVV Netherlands
Tricolores Willem II Netherlands
Aristokratene/Rødbuksene The Aristocrats/The Red Shorts Fredrikstad Norway
Grønnbuksene The Green Shorts HamKam Norway
Kamma HamKam Norway
Fugla The birds Lillestrøm Norway
Troillongan/Troillan The Troll kids/The Trolls Rosenborg Norway
Gutan The Boys/Lads Tromsø Norway
Enga Vålerenga Norway
De mørkeblå The Dark Blues Viking Norway
Pasy The Stripes Cracovia Poland
Kolejorz The Railwaymen Lech Poznan Poland
Wojskowi The Armymen Legia Warszawa Poland
Biala Gwiazda The White Star Wisla Kraków Poland
A Briosa The Stout One A. Académica de Coimbra Portugal
Os Estudantes The Students A. Académica de Coimbra Portugal
As Panteras Negras The Black Panthers Boavista Portugal
Os Alvinegros The White and Blacks C.D. Nacional da Madeira Portugal
Os Nacionalistas The Nacionalists 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
Os Azuis e Brancos The Blue and Whites F.C. Porto Portugal
Os Dragões The Dragons F.C. Porto Portugal
Os Portistas "Os Portistas" F.C. Porto Portugal
Os Arcebispos The Archbishops 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 Minhotos "Os Minhotos" S.C. Braga 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 Encarnados The Reds S.L. Benfica 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
Os Afonsinos "Os Afonsinos" Vitória de Guimarães Portugal
Os Conquistadores The Conquerors Vitória de Guimarães Portugal
Os Vimaranenses "Os Vimaranenses" Vitória de Guimarães Portugal
Os Sadinos "Os Sadinos" Vitória de Setúbal Portugal
Vulturii violeti The Violet Eagles Arges Romania
Câinii rosii The Red Dogs Dinamo Romania
Spartanii The Spartans Dinamo Romania
Alb-rosii The White and Reds Dinamo Romania
Marinarii The Seamen Farul Romania
Rechinii The Sharks Farul Romania
Steagul The Flag (former club name) FC Brasov Romania
Galben-verzii The Yellow and Greens FC Brasov Romania
Vampirii albastri The Blue Vampires Gloria Bistrita Romania
Minerii The Miners Jiul Romania
Gazarii The Gasers Petrolul Romania
Lupii galbeni The Yellow Wolves Petrolul Romania
Bancarii The Bankers Progresul Romania
Cavalerii frunzei de platan The Knights of Sycamore Leaf Progresul Romania
Frizerii The Barbers Progresul Romania
Gasca nebuna The Crazy Gang Sportul Studentesc Romania
Alb-negrii The White and Blacks Sportul Studentesc Romania
Studentii The Students Sportul Studentesc Romania
Magica Steaua The Magical Steaua Steaua Romania
Militarii The Ones from the Military Steaua Romania
Ros-albastrii The Red and Blues Steaua Romania
Vitezistii The Speeders Steaua Romania
Alb-negrii The White and Blacks Universitatea Cluj Romania
Iubirea unor inimi românesti The Love of Some Romanian Hearts Universitatea Cluj Romania
Sepcile rosii The Red Caps Universitatea Cluj Romania
Studentii The Students Universitatea Cluj Romania
U Universitatea Cluj Romania
Campioana unei mari iubiri The Champion of a Great Love Universitatea Craiova Romania
Craiova Maxima Universitatea Craiova Romania
Leii The Lions Universitatea Craiova Romania
Oltenii The Oltenians Universitatea Craiova Romania
Stiinta "Science" (former club name) Universitatea Craiova Romania
Alb-rosii The White and Reds UTA Romania
Batrâna doamna The Old Lady UTA Romania
Galben-verzii The Yellow and Greens Zimbru Romania
Koni The Horses, The Steeds CSKA Moscow Russia
Dinamiki The Dynamic Dynamo Moscow Russia
Musora The Cops Dynamo Moscow Russia
Kepki Tha Caps FC Moscow Russia
Krysy The Rats Krylia Sovetov Samara Russia
Parovozy The Steam Locomotives Lokomotiv Moscow Russia
Zheleznodorozhniki The Railwaymen, The Railroaders Lokomotiv Moscow Russia
Inoplanetyane The Aliens, The Extraterrestrials Saturn Ramenskoye Russia
Krasno-belye The Red and Whites Spartak Moscow Russia
Myaso The Meat Spartak Moscow Russia
Svinyi The Pigs Spartak 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
Crveno-beli The Red and white Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Zvezda The Star Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Voša From the name of the club FK Vojvodina Serbia
Romanticari The romantics OFK Beograd Serbia
Crno-beli The Black and white Partizan Serbia
Jugosloveni Yugoslavs Partizan Serbia
Parni valjak The steam roller Partizan Serbia
Meraklije Bon viveurs (those who know how to enjoy) Radnicki Nis Serbia
Real sa Nišave Real from Nišava Radnicki Nis Serbia
Los Leones de San Mamés The Lions of Saint Mammes Athletic Club de Bilbao Spain
Colchoneros Mattress Makers Atlético Madrid Spain
Los Rojiblancos The Red and Whites Atlético Madrid Spain
Els Orelluts The Big-eared CD Castellón Spain
Els Arlequinats Harlequins' CE Sabadell FC Spain
Os Celtiñas The Litte Celts Celta de Vigo Spain
Els Blaugrana The Scarlet and Blue FC Barcelona Spain
Els Culers The Bottoms / The Arsers FC Barcelona Spain
Nàstic Gimnàstic de Tarragona Spain
Les Granotes The Frogs Levante UD Spain
Los Boquerones The Anchovies Málaga CF Spain
Franjirrojos The Red Sashes Rayo Vallecano Spain
Los Periquitos The Budgies RCD Espanyol Spain
Los Blancos The Whites Real Madrid Spain
Los Galácticos The Galactics Real Madrid Spain
Los Merengues The Meringues Real Madrid Spain
Los Vikingos The Vikings Real Madrid Spain
Erreala The Royal Real Sociedad Spain
Txuriurdin White and Blue Real Sociedad Spain
Los Pimentoneros The Red Peppers Real Murcia Spain
Los Carbayones The Oaks Real Oviedo Spain
Los Nervionenses The Ones from Nervión Sevilla FC Spain
Los Chicharreros The Ovens Tenerife Spain
Los Ches The Hey! Valencia Spain
El Submarino Amarillo The Yellow Submarine Villarreal Spain
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
Bebbi Inhabitant of Basel FC Basel Switzerland
RotBlau RedBlue FC Basel Switzerland
Mavi Simsekler Blue Lightning Adana Demir SK Turkey
Akrepler The Scorpions Antalyaspor Turkey
Kara Kartallar The Black Eagles Besiktas J.K. Turkey
Firtina Storm Bucaspor Turkey
Sincan Kaplanlari Sincan Tigers Bugsas Spor Turkey
Yesil Timsahlar The Green Crocodiles Bursaspor Turkey
Kirmizi Simsekler The Red Lightnings Eskisehirspor Turkey
Sari Kanaryalar The Yellow Canaries Fenerbahçe SK Turkey
Aslanlar The Lions Galatasaray Turkey
Cim Bom Bom from a boxer called "Jim" Galatasaray Turkey
Akdeniz Aslanlari The Mediterranean Lions Kahramanmarasspor Turkey
Kaplanlar The Tigers Malatyaspor Turkey
Tarzanlar The Tarzans Manisaspor Turkey
Yigidolar The Spartans Sivasspor Turkey
Militsionery From Ukrainian "Militsiya" Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine
Girnyky The Miners Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine
Kroty The Moles Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine