Lists of nicknames in association football
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See also: Football club names
- List of football club nicknames in the United Kingdom
- List of mainland European football club nicknames
- List of football club nicknames in the Americas
National team nicknames
Main article: List of national association football teams by nickname
- The Invincibles/The Untouchables, the Arsenal team who went 49 consecutive league games unbeaten during the 2002-03 to the 2004-05 seasons
- The Black Sea Storm, the Trabzonspor team who dominated the Turkish league in the 70's
- The Busby Babes, a group of home-grown Manchester United players trained by Matt Busby and co during the 1950s
- The Crazy Gang, Wimbledon F.C. in the 1980s/90s
- The Entertainers, the Newcastle United team under the first spell of management by Kevin Keegan
- The Famous Five, Hibernian's forward line of Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull and Ormond
- Fergie's Fledglings, a generation of home-grown Manchester United players led by Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, who won multiple junior trophies before winning between six and thirteen Premier League titles each, as well as the UEFA Champions League in 1999 and 2008.
- The Spice Boys, a group of Liverpool F.C. footballers in the mid-late 1990s, most famous for their decision to wear coordinated cream suits to the 1996 FA Cup Final. The group was seen typically as being composed of Jamie Redknapp, David James, Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer.
- Golden Generation, the group of Portuguese footballers, Luís Figo and co, that won several Football World Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991. Several also led Portugal to their best performance at a European Championship - runners-up at Euro 2004.
- Iron Curtain, Rangers' defensive line in the 1940s and early 1950s
- Az Aranycsapat (The Golden Team), the legendary Hungarian national football team of the 1950s.
- La Grande Inter (The Great Inter), Internazionale team that won back-to-back European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965.
- The Ice Kings, the name given to the Leicester City side of the 1962-63 season who chased the double thanks to a sensational run of form on icy and frozen pitches during the coldest winter in England of the 20th century.
- Il Grande Torino, the Torino side of the 1940s.
- Craiova Maxima, Universitatea Craiova of the late 1970s and early 1980s
- Viteziştii (The Speedsters), Steaua Bucureşti of the 1980s
- Gaşca nebună (The Crazy Gang), Sportul Studenţesc of the 1980s and early 2000s
- Spartanii (The Spartans), the Dinamo team, that dominated Divizia A in 2007
- La Máquina (The Machine), the River Plate team in the early 1940s.
- Lisbon Lions, Celtic's home-grown European Cup winning team of 1967
- La Quinta del Buitre (Vulture's Quint), the generation of club grown Real Madrid players that dominated Spanish football in the 1980s
- Rolo Compressor (Steamroller), Sport Club Internacional's team in the 40's
- The Total Footballers, any team coached by Rinus Michels and involving Johan Cruijff and Johan Neeskens.
- A Academia (The Academy), Palmeiras's team in the seventies
- Wunderteam (Wonder Team), the Austria national football team that had an unbeaten streak of 14 games between April 1931 and December 1932
- Ye-yé, the generation of all-Spanish Real Madrid players that dominated Spanish football in the 1960s
- Os Magriços, the Portugal national football team which reached 3rd place in the 1966 World Cup in England
- Wembley Wizards, the Scottish national team which defeated England at Wembley Stadium in 1928
- The Dream Team, name was given for FC Barcelona's team that, led by Johan Cruijff, won the European Cup in 1992 and 4 consecutive La Liga titles (1990–1994).
- KK Eleven, The Zambian National Team of the 1980s.
- Gothenburg Greats, the Aberdeen FC team which played under Alex Ferguson during the club's most successful era in the 1980s and won many trophies, the most notable being the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup vs Real Madrid in Gothenburg, 1983.
Fan body nicknames
See also: List of hooligan firms
- The Cityzens,supporters of Manchester City
- Ultras, various supporter groups
- CVUCS, supporters of FC Timişoara
- Cainii rosii, supporters of Dinamo Bucharest
- Gate 13, supporters of Panathinaikos
- The Toon Army, supporters of Newcastle United
- The Tractor Boys, supporters of Ipswich Town
- The Jack Army, supporters of Swansea City
- Sons of Ben, supporters of Philadelphia Union
- Wednesdayites, the supporters of Sheffield Wednesday
- The Cider Army, supporters of Bristol City
- The Garden State Ultras, radical supporters of New York Red Bulls
- Gasheads, supporters of Bristol Rovers
- The Lardy Army, supporters of Horsham F.C.
- The Falcons, supporters of Spartak Varna
- Red Patch Boys, supporters of Toronto FC
- The Black & Amber Army, supporters of Livingston
- The Gooners, supporters of Arsenal
- The Yid Army, supporters of Tottenham Hotspur
- The Bushwacker, supporting of Millwall
- The Southsiders, supporters of Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- The Timbers Army, supporters of the Portland Timbers
- The Black and White Army, supporters of Fulham FC
- The Viking Army, supporters of New York Red Bulls
- The Cove, supporters of Sydney FC
- The Yarraside Gang, supporters of Melbourne Heart FC
- The Empire Supporters Club, supporters of New York Red Bulls
- Viies Sektor, supporters of FC Flora Tallinn
- Villains, supporters of Aston Villa
- Arabs supporters of Dundee United FC
- The Green Army, supporters of Plymouth Argyle
- The Green Brigade, radical supporters of Glasgow Celtic
- Somerset Ragazzi, radical supporters of Ayr United FC
- Yarraside, supporters of Melbourne Heart FC
- Super White Army, supporters of Tranmere Rovers F.C.
- Kopites, supporters of Liverpool Football Club
- North Terrace/ Blue & White Brigade (BWB), supporters of Melbourne Victory FC
- Bando de Loucos (Madmen Band), supporters of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
- China Azul (Blue China), supporters of Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
- A Massa (The Masses), supporters of Clube Atlético Mineiro
- The Third Rail supporters of New York City FC
- The Tartan Army, travelling supporters of the Scotland national football team
- The American Outlaws, supporters of the USA national football team
- Red Devil, supporters of the South Korea national football team
- Green and Gold Army, supporters of Australia national football team
- Green and White Army, supporters of Northern Ireland national football team
- The Voyageurs, supporters of the Canada men's and women's national football teams
- Roligans, supporters of the Denmark national football team
- Oljeberget, supporters of the Norwegian national football team
- Jalgpallihaigla, supporters of the Estonia national football team
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