Soccer Fan, Team, & Stadium Nicknames

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Fan Nicknames

Scousers – Liverpool fans
Romanista – Roma fans
Toon Army – Newcastle Supporters
Tartan Army – Scottish national team
The Kop – the name given for the area where Liverpools fans sit at the stadium.  It’s named after the hills in South Africa during a battle in the Boer War.

Team Nicknames

Giallorossi – Red-and-Yellows (Roma)
Rossoneri – Red-and-Blacks (AC Milan)
Blues – Chelsea
Reds – Liverpool
Newcastle – Magpies
Red Devils – Manchester United
Gunners – Arsenal
Los Galácticos – Real Madrid (referring to all the big names stars they signed, Galacticos like Zidane and Beckham)
Los Merengues – The Whites (Real Madrid)
I Bianconeri – The White and Blacks (Juventus)
Barca – Barcelona
Los Cules – Barcelona (means ‘butts’, which comes from the time when Barcelona didn’t have seats in their stadium and you’d always see the butts of the supporters watching the game)
Cottagers – Fulham (Their stadium is called Craven Cottage)
Bosteros – Boca Juniors (Lowest of the low (bosta means manure))
Los Millonarios – Club Atletico River Plate
Nerazzurri – The Black and Blues (Inter Milan)
Hammers – West Ham
Rovers – Blackburn
Chivas (Goats) – Club Deportivo Guadalajara
Black Stars – Ghana
Indomitable Lions – Cameroon
Les Bleus – (The Blues) France

El Tri – (Three colors of the flag) – Mexico

Stadium Nicknames

La Bombonera (the Chocolate Box) – Boca Juniors Stadium
The Theatre of Dreams – Old Trafford (Manchester United’s stadium)

Some names pulled from these two useful resources:  SoccerPhile & Wikipedia

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