List of national association football teams by nickname

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The following is a list of nicknames of national association football teams.

Nickname informal name of a person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule

A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing - commonly used for affection.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

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FIFA teams

TeamNicknameEnglish translationNotesRef.
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Širhâi KhorâsânThe Lions of Khorasan [1]
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania KuqezinjtëThe Red and Blacks [2]
Shqiponjat / ShqipetThe EaglesThe eagle is one of the national symbols of Albania. The crossed hands gesture, which symbolises an eagle, is sometimes used as a celebration by Albanian players. [3] [4]
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria الفنك

Les Fennecs

The Fennecs The fennec fox is the national animal of Algeria. [5]
محاربي الصحراء

Les Guerriers du Désert

The Desert Warriors [6] [7]
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa Au FilliThe National Team [8]
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra La Seleccio TricolorThe Tricolour Selection [8]
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Palancas Negras Sable antelopes [9]
Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla The Rainbow Warriors [8]
The Soccer Dolphins [8]
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda The Wadadi BoyzWadadi is a local dance. [8]
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina La AlbicelesteThe White and Sky-Blue [10]
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia ՀավաքականThe Collective Team [8] [11]
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba La SelecciónThe Selection [8]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia SocceroosBlend word formed by "Soccer" and "Kangaroo". [9]
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (Women's)MatildasFrom the Australian folk song "Waltzing Matilda". [12]
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria WunderteamWonder Team [13]
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Odlar Yurdu KomandasiThe Land of Fire Team [8]
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Rake & Scrape Boys [14]
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain الذئب الأحمرThe Red Wolves [8]
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Bengal Tigers [15]
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados Bajan PrideBajan is a popular term for citizens of Barbados. [8]
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Белыя КрылыThe White Wings [8]
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium De Rode Duivels

Les Diables Rouges

Die Roten Teufel

The Red Devils [8]
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize The Jaguars [8]
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin Les ÉcureuilsThe Squirrels [16]
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda Gombey Warriors [17]
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan Druk ElevenDragon Boys [18]
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia La VerdeThe Green One [8]
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina ZmajeviThe Dragons [8]
Zlatni LjiljaniThe Golden Lilies [19]
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana DipitseThe Zebras [20]
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil CanarinhoThe Little CanaryIn reference to the yellow shirt. [8]
SeleçãoThe Selection [21]
Verde-AmarelaThe Green and Yellow [8]
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands Nature Boyz [22]
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei TebuanThe Hornets [8]
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria ЛъвоветеThe Lions [8]
ТрикольоритеThe Tricolors [23]
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Les ÉtalonsThe Stallions [24]
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi Les HirondellesBurundi Swallows [25] [26]
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Krom ChumreswcheitThe National Team [8]
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Lions IndomptablesIndomitable Lions [27]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Canucks "Canuck" is a slang term for Canadian. [28] [29]
Les RougesThe Reds [30] [31] [32]
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde Tubarões AzuisBlue Sharks [33] [34] [35]
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands The Turtles [8]
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic Les FauvesThe Wild Beasts [36]
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad Les Sao [37]
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile La RojaThe Red One [38]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 龙之队The Dragons [39]
中国队Team China [8]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (Women's)铿锵玫瑰The Steel Roses [40]
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 中国队China Team [8]
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Los CafeterosThe Coffee Growers [41]
La TricolorThe Tricolour [42]
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia (Women's)Las Chicas Superpoderosas The Powerpuff Girls [43] [44]
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros Les CoelecantesThe Coelacanths The coelacanth is a type of fish. [45]
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo Diables RougesRed Devils [46]
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands Soka Kuki AiraniThe National Team [8]
The Green and Whites [8]
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Los Ticos The TicosFrom the local linguistic habit of creating diminutives by adding “tico” instead of “tito” to the end of words. [47]
La SeleShortening of "The Selection" (in Spanish) [48]
Los MatacampeonesThe Champion Killers [49]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia VatreniThe Fiery Ones [9] [50]
KockastiThe Chequered OnesThe Croatian checkerboard is the national symbol of Croatia. [51]
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Los Leones del CaribeThe Caribbean Lions [52]
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Η γαλανόλευκηThe White and Blues [8]
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic NároďákThe National Team [9]
LokomotivaThe Locomotive [9]
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark The Danish DynamiteMainly relating to the Danish team of the 1980s. [53]
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti Riverains de la Mer RougeShoremen of the Red Sea [54]
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica Dominica Team [8]
Los PericosThe Parrots [8]
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Los Quisqueyanos The Quisqueyanos [55]
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo Les LéopardsThe Leopards [56]
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador La Tri / TricolorThe Tricolour [9]
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt الفراعنةThe Pharaohs [57]
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador La SelectaThe Selected [58]
Los Cuscatlecos The Cuscatlecos [59]
Flag of England.svg  England The Three Lions [9]
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Nzalang NacionalThe National Thunder [60]
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea ኣግማል ቀይሕ ባሕሪ Red Sea Camels [61]
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia SinisärgidThe Blueshirts [62]
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini Sihalngu SemnikatiKing's Shield [63] [64]
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia WalyasThe walia is a species of ibex indigenous to Ethiopia. [65]
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands LandsliðiðThe National Team [8]
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Bula Boys"Bula" is a greeting used in Fiji. [66]
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland HuuhkajatThe Eagle Owls [67]
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland (Women's)HelmaritThe Pearl Owls [68]
Flag of France.svg  France Les BleusThe Blues [9]
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Les PanthèresThe PanthersThe black panther is Gabon's national animal. [69]
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia Scorpions [70]
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia ჯვაროსნებიThe Crusaders [8]
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Die Mannschaft*The Team*"Die Mannschaft" is mainly used outside of Germany. Locally, it generically means "the team". [71]
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Black StarsThe Black Star is regarded as the national symbol of Ghana. [9]
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar Team 54Gibraltar was the 54th nation to join UEFA. [72]
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Η ΕθνικήThe National Team [73]
Το ΠειρατικόThe Pirate ShipUnofficial nickname given after the Euro 2004 win. [74]
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada Spice BoyzGrenada is known as the "Island of Spice". [75]
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam MataoMatao is the definition of highest level or "noble" class. [76]
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Los ChapinesThe Guatemalans"Chapin" is a Spanish slang term to refer to Guatemalans. [8]
La Azul y BlancoThe Blue & White [77]
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Syli NationalNational Elephants [78]
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau DjurtusThe Djurtus is a species of fox. [79]
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Golden Jaguars [80]
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti Les GrenadiersThe Soldiers [81]
Le Rouge et BleuThe Red & Blue [82]
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Los CatrachosThe Catrachos [83]
La BicolorThe Bi-color [8]
La HThe HThe initial for Honduras. [84]
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Hong Kong Team [8]
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary VálogatottThe Selection [8]
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Strákarnir OkkarOur Boys [8]
Flag of India.svg  India Blue Tigers [8]
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Merah PutihThe Reds and Whites [8]
Garuda The Garuda is a mythical animal. [8]
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia (Women's)Putri Garuda Garuda Ladies [85]
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran تیم ملی

Team Melli

The National Team [9]
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq اسود الرافدينLions of Mesopotamia [86]
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel הכחולים-לבנים‬The Blue-Whites [87]
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Gli AzzurriThe BluesThe colour blue originates from the House of Savoy coat of arms, which had a blue background. [88]
La NazionaleThe National Team [89]
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (Women's)Le AzzurreThe Blues (female) [90]
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Les ÉléphantsThe Elephants [9]
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Reggae BoyzReggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica. [8]
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica (Women's) Reggae Girlz [91]
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan サムライ・ブルー Samurai Blue [92] [93]
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (Women's)なでしこジャパン Nadeshiko JapanFloral metaphor meaning "personification of an idealized Japanese woman". [93]
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan النشامىThe Brave Gentlemen [94]
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Казахстанские барсыThe Snow Leopards [8]
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Harambee Stars [95]
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo DardanëtThe Dardanians [96]
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait الأزرقThe Blues [8]
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan Ак шумкарларWhite Falcons [97]
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos ທິມຊາດThe National Team [8]
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 11 vilki11 wolves [8]
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon رجال الأرزThe Cedars The Cedar is the national symbol of Lebanon. [98] [99]
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon (Women's)صبايا الأرزThe Lady Cedars [100] [101]
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho LikuenaCrocodiles [102]
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia Lone Stars [103]
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya فرسان المتوسطThe Mediterranean Knights [104]
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein NatiShort for "Nationalmannschaft" [8]
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania RinktineThe National Team [8]
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg d'Roud LéiwenThe Red Lions [105]
Flag of Macau.svg  Macau A Equipa VerdeThe Green Team [8]
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia Црвени РисовиThe Red Lynx [8]
Црвено-ЖолтиThe Red-Yellow [8]
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar Les BaréaThe BareaA species of zebu. [106]
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi The Flames [107]
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Harimau Malaya Malayan tigers [108] [108]
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives Red Snappers [109]
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Les AiglesThe Eagles [110]
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Knights of St. John [8]
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania المرابطونThe Almoravids [8]
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius Club MReference to the initial for Mauritius. [8]
Les Dodos The DodosAn extinct bird endemic to Mauritius. [111]
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico El Tri / TricolorFrom "Tricolor" (Tricolour) [8]
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova SelectionataThe Selection [8]
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Xөx чононуудBlue Wolves [8]
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Hrabri SokoliThe Brave Falcons [112]
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat Emerald BoysMontserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean". [8]
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco أسود الأطلس

Les Lions de l'Atlas

The Atlas Lions [113]
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Os MambasThe Mambas The most poisonous snake in Africa. [8]
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar The White Angels [8]
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Brave Warriors [70]
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal The Gorkhali Nepalese National Soldiers. [8]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands OranjeOrangeOrange is the colour of the Dutch royal family. [9]
Clockwork OrangeIn the 1970s the Dutch team was famous for its precision passing. [114]
The Flying Dutchmen [115]
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia Les CagousThe Kagus [8]
Les Rouges et GrisThe Red and Grays [8]
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand All WhitesNew Zealand adopted an 'all white' playing strip during the 1981 World Cup qualifying campaign. [116]
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (Women's)Football Ferns The fern is one of the national symbols of New Zealand. [117]
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Los AlbiazulesThe Whites & Blues [8]
Los PinolerosThe Pinole Makers"Pinolero" is slang for a citizen of Nicaragua. [8]
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger Le MenaThe MenaA species of antelope. [118]
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Super Eagles [119]
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (Women's)Super Falcons [120]
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 천리마The Chollima Chollima is a mythical creature. [121]
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland Norn IronSlang term for "Norther Ireland". [122]
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway DrillosUsed during the tenure of Egil "Drillo" Olsen. [123]
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman الأحمرThe Reds [8]
سامبا الخليجGulf SambaReferring to the "golden age" of Omani football in the 2010s. [124]
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan The Green and White Team [8]
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine الفدائيونThe Fedayeen Palestinian freedom fighters. [125]
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama La Marea RojaThe Red Tide [8]
Equipo CanaleroThe Canal TeamIn reference to the Panama Canal. [8]
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea KapulsThe Cuscus A species of Australasian possum. [126]
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay La AlbirrojaThe White-Red [9]
Los GuaraníesThe Guaraní [9]
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru La BlanquirrojaThe White-Red [8]
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines AzkalsStreet DogsTagalog slang for "street dogs". [127]
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (Women's)MalditasFeisty Ladies [128] [129]
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Biało-czerwoniThe White and Reds [8]
OrłyThe Eagles [9]
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Selecção das Quinas Team of the Five [9]
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico El Huracán AzulThe Blue Hurricane [8]
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar العنابيThe Maroons [8]
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland Na Buachaillí i nGlasThe Boys in Green [8]
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania TricoloriiThe Tricolours [130] [131]
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia СборнаяThe National Team [8]
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda AmavubiThe Wasps [132]
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis Sugar Boys [133]
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia The Piton [8]
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Heat [134]
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa Manumea After a native bird. [8]
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino La SerenissimaThe Most Serene [135]
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe Os Verde-AmarelosThe Green-Yellows [8]
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia الأخضرThe Greens [9]
الصقور الخضرThe Green Falcons [136]
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland The Tartan Terriers [8]
The Tartan Beasts [137] [138]
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Les Lions de la TérangaThe Lions of Teranga [139]
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Бели ОрловиWhite Eagles [8]
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles The Seychelles Pirates [140]
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone The Leones Stars [8]
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore The Lions [8]
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia RepreShort for "Národná reprezentácia" (The National Team) [8]
Národný tímNational Team [8]
Bojovní JondovciThe Fighting Jondas [8]
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands The Bonitos Tribe of fishes. [141]
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Ocean Stars [142]
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Bafana BafanaBoys Boys [143]
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (Women's)Banyana BanyanaGirls Girls [144]
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 붉은 악마Red Devils [9]
태극전사 Taegeuk Warriors [145]
아시아의 호랑이Asian Tigers [8]
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan The Bright Stars [146]
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain La Furia RojaThe Red Fury [147] [148]
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Brave Reds [8]
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan صقور الجديانFalcons of Jediane [149]
Nile Crocodiles [150]
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname De NatioShort for "Nationale Selectie" (National Selection) [8]
Suriboys [8]
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden BlågultThe Blue-Yellow [8]
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland NatiShort for "Nationalmannschaft" (The National Team) [8]
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria نسور قاسيون Qasioun Eagles [151]
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti Toa Aito

Les guerriers de fer

Iron Warriors [8]
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan Шерҳои ФорсӣThe Persian Lions [152]
дастаи мунтакҳабиThe National Team [8]
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania Kilimanjaro Stars [153]
Taifa Stars [154]
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand ช้างศึก War Elephants The elephant is an important figure of Thai culture. [155]
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (Women's)ชบาแก้วChaba KaewA pink elephant in the Thai animated film Khan Kluay. [156]
Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste O Sol NascenteThe Rising Sun [8]
The Little Samba Nation [8]
El LafaekThe Crocodiles [8]
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Les ÉperviersThe Sparrowhawks [9]
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga Timi FakafomuaThe National Team [8]
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Soca WarriorsSoca is a music genre that originated in Trinidad and Tobago. [9]
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia نسور قرطاج

Les Aigles de Carthage

Eagles of Carthage [9]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Ay YıldızlılarThe Crescent-StarsThe crescent and the star, present on the flag, are the national symbols of Turkey. [8]
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan Aхал-теке Dark Horses The Akhal-Teke is the national emblem of Turkmenistan. [8]
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands TCI TeamTCI is the acronym of "Turks and Caicos Islands". [8]
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda The CranesThe crane is the national bird of Uganda. [157]
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Синьо-жовтThe Blue and Yellows [9]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates عيال زايد Zayed's sonsZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. [158]
الصقورThe EaglesThe Arab Eagle is displayed on the emblem of the UAE. [8]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States USMNTAcronym of "United States Men's National Football Team". [159]
Stars & StripesReference to the American flag. [160]
The Yanks Slang term to refer to someone of American origin. [161]
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay La Celeste (Olímpica)The (Olympic) Sky Blue [8] [162]
Los Charrúas The CharrúaIndiginous people living in present day Uruguay. [8]
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  U.S. Virgin Islands The Dashing EagleThe eagle is the national symbol of the U.S. Virgin Islands. [8]
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Oq bo'rilarWhite Wolves [163]
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu The Men in Black and Gold [8]
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela La VinotintoThe Burgundy [164]
Los LlanerosThe Plainsmen [8]
La Remolacha MecanicaThe Clockwork Beet [8]
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Rồng VàngThe Golden Dragons [165]
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam (Women's)Những Cô Gái VàngThe Golden Girls [166]
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Y DreigiauThe DragonsThe Welsh Dragon is the national symbol of Wales. [8]
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen اليمن السعيدThe Happy YemenIn ancient times Yemen was known as Arabia Felix, Latin for "happy" or "fortunate" Arabia. [8]
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia ChipolopoloThe Copper Bullets [167]
KK 11Used during the 1980s, after the founding president Kenneth Kaunda. [168]
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe The Warriors [70]

Non-FIFA teams

ConIFA teams

TeamNicknameEnglish translationNotesRef.
Flag of the Republic of Abkhazia.svg  Abkhazia АбхазыAbkhasians[ citation needed ]
ГорцыHighlanders[ citation needed ]
КавказцыCaucasians[ citation needed ]
Flag of the Syriac-Aramaic People.svg  Arameans Suryoye
Flag of Artsakh.svg  Artsakh
Flag of Ogaden National Liberation Front(2).svg  Barawa
Flag of Cascadia.svg  Cascadia Dougies The Doug, or Douglas fir, is one of the primary symbols of the Cascadia bioregion. [169]
Flag of CSSC.svg  Chagos Islands
Comte de Nice flag.svg  County of Nice La SeleciounThe Selection [170]
Bandera Darfur.svg  Darfur Darfur United [171]
Flag of the Isle of Mann.svg  Ellan Vannin
Felvidek (Upper Hungary) football flag.png  Felvidék
Flag of Franconia.svg  Franconia
Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland Polar-BamserneThe Polar Teddybears [172]
Flag of Kurdistan.svg  Iraqi Kurdistan The Tricolour [ citation needed ]
Berber flag.svg  Kabylie
Flag of Transcarpathian Oblast.svg  Kárpátalja
Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati
Flag of Lazistan.svg  Lazistan
Matabeleland football flag.png  Matabeleland IngqungquluThe Warrior Birds [173]
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg  Northern Cyprus
Flag of Occitania (with star).svg  Occitania La SeleccionThe Selection [174]
Flag of Padania.svg  Padania I RossocrociatiThe Red-Crossed Saint George's cross has been used extensively as a symbol of Northern Italy. It was also included in the previous version of the flag of Padania. [175]
Panjab football flag.png  Panjab
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Les Québécois The Québécois[ citation needed ]
Flag of Raetia.svg  Raetia Die Bündner The Grisons [176]
Roma flag.svg  Romani people I RomThe Gypsies [177]
Sami flag.svg  Sápmi
Flag of Sardinia.svg  Sardinia
Skanska flaggan.svg  Skåneland
Flag of Somaliland.svg  Somaliland
Flag of South Ossetia.svg  South Ossetia
Flag of Szekely Land.svg  Székely Land
Bicolor flag of Tamil Eelam.svg  Tamil Eelam
Flag of Tibet.svg  Tibet 禁断の集団The ForbiddensNamed after the Danish documentary on the team, called The Forbidden Team. [178]
Flag of Transnistria.svg  Transnistria
Flag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu
Unification flag of Korea.svg  United Koreans in Japan FC Korea [179]
Western Armenia flag.jpg  Western Armenia The Highlanders [180]
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Western Sahara Los DromedariosThe Dromedaries [181]
FlagOfYorkshire.svg  Yorkshire The Vikings [182]
Flag of Zanzibar.svg  Zanzibar Zanzibar Heroes [181]
The Leopards [181]

Other non-FIFA teams

TeamNicknameEnglish translationNotesRef.
Flag of the Basque Country.svg  Basque Country Euskal SelekzioaThe Basque Team [183]
Flag of Bonaire.svg  Bonaire
Flag of Catalonia.svg  Catalonia La SeleccióThe Selection [184]
La QuatribarradaThe QuadrupleIn reference to the four orange horizontal bands on the flag of Catalonia. [184]
La SegadoraThe Reapers Els Segadors is the official anthem of Catalonia. [184]
La SenacafThe Senacaf [184] [185]
Flag of French Guiana.svg  French Guiana Les Yana DòkòsThe Yana Dòkòs [186]
Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  F.S. Micronesia The Four StarsIn reference to the stars on the flag of the F.S. of Micronesia. [187]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Team GB [188]
Flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg  Guadeloupe Les Gars de GuadeloupeGuys of Guadeloupe [189]
Les Boug'WadaGwada Boys [189]
Snake Flag of Martinique.svg  Martinique Les MatininoThe MatatinoTribute to the history of the island. [190] [191]
Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru
Flag of Niue.svg  Niue
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands The Blue AyuyusAyuyu is the name given to the Cocount crab. [192]
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau
Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion Club RIn reference to the initial for Réunion. [193]
Flag of France.svg  Saint Martin Saint Swallows[ citation needed ]
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg  Sint Maarten
Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City

Former teams

TeamNicknameEnglish translationNotesRef.
Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Weltmeister der FreundschaftsspieleWorld Champion of FriendliesDubbed by Fritz Wutke, recalling the 3–3 draw against Brazil in the Maracanã Stadium coming from a three-goal deficit. [194] [195]
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mandatory Palestine Eretz IsraelLand of Israel [196]
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles De AntilopenThe Antelopes[ citation needed ]
Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro Plavi

Плави

The Blues[ citation needed ]
Flag of South Vietnam.svg  South Vietnam
Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen صقور الجنوبSouth Falcons[ citation needed ]
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Красная АрмияThe Red Army[ citation needed ]
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia PlaviThe Blues[ citation needed ]
Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire Les LéopardsThe Leopards [197]

See also

Glossary of association football terms Wikimedia list article

Association football was first codified in 1863 in England, although games that involved the kicking of a ball were evident considerably earlier. A large number of football-related terms have since emerged to describe various aspects of the sport and its culture.

This are lists of nicknames in football.

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