List of sports team names and symbols derived from Greek and Roman antiquity

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After Greek antiquity[edit]

Teams in Greece[edit]

Teams in Cyprus[edit]

Teams in The Netherlands[edit]

Teams in the Czech Republic[edit]

Various sports clubs in Prague, the Czech Republic, have been named after Greek city-state Sparta:



English association football leagues[edit]


After Roman antiquity[edit]

Teams with Latin names[edit]

  • Albirex Niigata The Japanese soccer team name is made from combining the star Albireo and the Latin word Rex meaning 'king'. In 1997, due to copyright issues, the team name was changed from Albireo Niigata to the current Albirex Niigata.
  • Juventus (iuventūs, youth) (Italian soccer team)
  • Toshiba Brave Lupus (lupus, wolf) (Japanese rugby team)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ancient Greece: from the Mycenaean palaces to the age of Homer By Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Irene S. Lemos Page 322 ISBN 0-7486-1889-9 (2006)
  2. ^ "Libri. Presentata la storia ilustrata dell'Unione Sportiva Akragas". 7 October 2007.
  3. ^ The Chicago Sports Reader: 100 Years of Sports in the Windy City By Steven A. Riess, Gerald R. Gems Page 86 ISBN 0-252-03281-0
  4. ^ "Lazio". 2007-06-24. Archived from the original on 2016-02-24.
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