The Goalhanger's comprehensive list of nicknames for football clubs around the world.


(1) denotes an older nickname that's now rarely used.

(2) denotes a nickname that is more aimed at the fans, rather than the club or team.

English football club nicknames

Club Nickname(s)
AFC Bournemouth The Cherries
Arsenal The Gunners
The Gooners (2)
Aston Villa Villans
The Villa
The Lions
Barnsley The Tykes
The Reds
The Super Reds
The Colliers
Birmingham City Blues
Blackburn Rovers Rovers
The Blue and Whites
The Riversiders
Brentford The Bees
Brighton & Hove Albion The Seagulls
The Albion
Bristol City The Robins
Burnley The Clarets
Burton Albion The Brewers
Cardiff City The Bluebirds
Chelsea The Blues
The Pensioners
Crystal Palace The Eagles
The Glaziers (1)
Everton The Toffees
The Toffeemen
The Blues
Hull City The Tigers
Leicester City The Foxes
The Blues
The Fosse (1)
Liverpool The Reds
Manchester City The Citizens
The Sky Blues
Manchester Utd The Red Devils
Middlesbrough The Boro
Smoggies (2)
Southampton The Saints
Stoke City The Potters
Sunderland The Black Cats
The Mackems (2)
The Rokerites (1)
The Lads (2)
The Light Brigade (1)
The Miners (1)
The Sol (1)
Swansea City The Swans
The Jacks (2)
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs
The Lilywhites
Watford The Hornets
West Bromwich Albion The Baggies
The Throstles
West Ham United The Hammers
The Irons
The Academy of Football
Chesterfield The Spireites
Derby County The Rams
Mansfield Town The Stags
Nottingham Forest The Reds
Tricky Trees
Sheffield United The Blades
Red and White Wizards
Sheffield Wednesday The Owls
The Wednesday
Blue and White Wizards

French football club nicknames

Club Nickname(s)
Olympique de Marseille Les Phocéens(The People of Marseille)
Les Olympiens (The Olympians)
Paris Saint-Germain Les Rouge-et-Bleu (The Red and Blue)
Les Parisiens (The Parisians)
Saint-Étienne Les Verts (The Greens)