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Complete List of National Association Football Teams By Their Nickname

football AFC (Asian Football Confederation)

Team Nickname Translation
 Afghanistan شیران خراسان The Lions of Khorasan
 Australia Socceroos “Soccer kangaroos”
 Australia (Women’s) Matildas
 Bahrain الأحمر (’Al-’Ahmar) The Red
 Bangladesh Bengal Tigers
 Brunei Tebuan The Wasp
 Cambodia The Royal Khmers, The Angkor Warriors
 China PR 龙之队(lóng zhī duì);国足(guó zú) The Dragons,The National Team
 China PR (women’s) 铿锵玫瑰 The Forceful Roses
 Guam Matao
 India The Blue Tigers
 Indonesia Merah Putih The Reds and Whites
Garuda
 Indonesia (Women’s) Putri Merah Putih The Reds and Whites Ladies
Putri Garuda Garuda Ladies
 Iran تیم ملی Team Melli The National Team
شاهزادگان پارسی Shahzadegan-e Parsi Princes of Persia
 Iraq اسود الرافدين Lions of Mesopotamia
 Japan サムライ・ブルー (Samurai Blue) Blue Samurai
 Japan (Women’s) なでしこジャパン (Nadeshiko Japan) Large Pink
 Jordan النشامى (An-Nashama) The Brave Gentlemen
 Kuwait Al-Azreg The Blue
 Lebanon Les cèdres du Liban Cedars of Lebanon
 Malaysia Harimau Malaya Malayan tiger
 Maldives Red Snappers[9]
 Mongolia Xөx чононууд Blue Wolves
 Myanmar Golden Tiger
The White Angels
   Nepal The Gorkhali Gurkha (Bravery Nepalese warriors)
 North Korea Chollima Thousand-mile Horse
 Oman Red Warriors
 Palestine فرسان The Knights
 Pakistan Greenshirts
 Philippines Azkals. The Street Dogs.
 Philippines (Women’s) Malditas. Feisty Ladies.
 Qatar المارون The Maroon
 Saudi Arabia الأخضر (’Al ’Akhdar) The Green
الصقور الخضر The Green Falcons
 Singapore The Lions
 South Korea 붉은 악마 Red Devils
태극전사 Taegeuk Warriors
 Syria نسور قاسيون Qasioun Eagles
 Tajikistan Тоҷ The Crown
 Thailand ช้างศึก (Changsuk) War Elephants
 Timor-Leste O Sol Nascente The Rising Sun
 Turkmenistan Green Man
 United Arab Emirates عيال زايد Zayed’s sons
 Uzbekistan Оқ Бўрилар White Wolves
 Vietnam Ngôi sao Vàng The Golden Star

CAF (Confederation of African Football)

Team Nickname Translation
 Algeria الفنك Ar
Les Fennecs Fr
Fennec foxes
محاربي الصحراء Ar
Les Guerriers du Désert Fr
The Desert Warriors
 Angola Palancas Negras Sable antelopes
 Benin Les Écureuils The Squirrels
 Botswana Zebras
 Burkina Faso Les Étalons The Stallions
 Burundi Les Hirondelles Swallows
 Cameroon Lions Indomptables Indomitable Lions
 Cape Verde Tubarões Azuis Blue Sharks
 Central African Republic Les Fauves The Wild Beasts
 Chad Les Sao After the Sao civilisation
 Comoros Les Coelecantes The Coelacanths (A type of fish)
 Congo Diables Rouges Red Devils
 DR Congo Les Léopards The Leopards
 Ivory Coast Les Éléphants The Elephants
 Djibouti Riverains de la Mer Rouge Shoremen of the Red Sea
 Egypt الفراعنة The Pharaohs
 Equatorial Guinea Nzalang Nacional The Nation’s Light
 Eritrea The Red Sea Boys
 Ethiopia Walyas Walia ibexes
 Gabon Les Panthères The Panthers
 Gambia Scorpions
 Ghana Black Stars
 Guinea Syli National Elephant National Team
 Guinea-Bissau Djurtus The Djurtus (a species of fox)
 Kenya Harambee Stars[32]
 Lesotho Likuena Crocodiles
 Liberia Lone Stars
 Libya فرسان المتوسط The Mediterranean Knights
 Madagascar Barea A species of zebu
 Malawi Flames
 Mali Les Aigles[37] Eagles
 Mauritius Club M
 Morocco أسود الأطلس (’Esoud ’Al-’Atlas) Ar
Les Lions de l’Atlas Fr
Lions of the Atlas (mountains)
 Mozambique Os Mambas The Mambas
 Namibia Brave Warriors
 Niger Mena A species of antelope.
 Nigeria Super Eagles
 Nigeria (Women’s) Super Falcons
 Rwanda Amavubi The Wasps
 São Tomé and Príncipe Seleção dos Falcões e Papagaios The Falcons and Parrots Team
 Senegal Les Lions de la Téranga The Lions of Teranga
 Seychelles The Pirates
 Sierra Leone The Leone Stars
 Somalia Ocean Stars[41]
 South Africa Bafana Bafana Boys Boys
 South Africa (Women’s) Banyana Banyana Girls Girls
 South Sudan Bright Star
 Sudan صقور الجديان (Sokoor ’Al-Jediane) Falcons of Jediane
Nile Crocodiles
 Swaziland Sihalngu Semnikati King’s Shield
 Tanzania Kilimanjaro Stars
Taifa Stars
 Togo Les Éperviers The Sparrowhawks
 Tunisia نسور قرطاج Ar
Les Aigles de Carthage Fr
Eagles of Carthage
 Uganda Cranes
 Zimbabwe The Warriors
 Zambia Chipolopolo The Copper Bullets

CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football)

Team Nickname Translation
 Bahamas Rake & Scrape Boys
 Barbados Bajan Pride
 Belize Beliceños Belizeans
Jaguars
 Bermuda Gombey Warriors
 British Virgin Islands Nature Boyz
 Canada Canucks
Les Rouges The Reds
The Flying Moose
 Costa Rica Los Ticos The Costa Ricans
La Sele Shortening of “The Selection”
Los Matacampeones The Champion Killers
 Cuba Los Leones del Caribe The Caribbean Lions
 Dominican Republic Los Quisqueyanos The Dominicans
 El Salvador La Selecta The Selected
Los Cuscatlecos
 Grenada Spice Boyz
 Guadeloupe Les Gars de Guadeloupe Guys of Guadeloupe
Gwada Boys
Les Boug’Wada Creole version of “Gwada Boys”
 Guatemala Los Chapines The Guatemalans
La Azul y Blanco The Blue & White
 Haiti Les Grenadiers The Soldiers
Le Rouge et Bleu The Red & Blue
 Honduras Los Catrachos The Hondurans
La Bicolor The Bi-color
La H The Letter H (The initial for Honduras)
 Jamaica Reggae Boyz
 Jamaica (Women’s) Reggae Girlz
 Mexico El Tri from “Tricolor”
 Nicaragua Los Albiazules The Whites & Blues
Los Pinoleros Pinole makers
La Azul y Blanco The Blue & White
 Panama La Marea Roja The Red Tide
 Puerto Rico El Huracán Azul The Blue Hurricane
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Sugar Boys
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Heat
 Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors
 United States
Stars & Stripes
The Yanks

CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol)

Team Nickname Translation
 Argentina La Albiceleste The White and Sky-Blue
Los Gauchos The Cowboys
 Bolivia La Verde The Green
 Brazil Canarinho Little Canary (reference to yellow shirt)
Seleção Selection (as in a player draft)
Verde-Amarela The Green and Yellow
 Chile La Roja[ The Red One
 Colombia Los Cafeteros The Coffee Growers
 Colombia (Women’s) Las Chicas Superpoderosas The Powerpuff Girls
 Ecuador Amarillos Yellows
La Tri The Tricolour
 Paraguay La Albirroja The White-Red
 Peru Los Incas The Incas
 Uruguay La Celeste[ The Sky Blue
Los Charrúas
La Garra Celeste Celeste Claw
 Venezuela La Vinotinto The Burgundy

OFC (Oceania Football Confederation)

Team Nickname Translation
 F.S. Micronesia The Four Stars
 New Caledonia Les Cagous The Kagus
 New Zealand All Whites, the Kiwis
 New Zealand (women’s) Football Ferns
 Papua New Guinea Kapuls Tok Pisin for Cuscus

UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)

Team Nickname Translation
 Albania Kuqezinjtë, Shqiponjat (Shqipet) The Red and Blacks, The Eagles
 Andorra Tricolors
 Armenia Հավաքական (Havak’akan) The Collective (team)
 Austria Wunderteam
 Azerbaijan Milli The National Team
 Belarus Nacionalnaya Sbornaya The National Team (In Belorussian)
 Belgium Les Diables Rouges, De Rode Duivels, Die Roten Teufel The Red Devils (French, Dutch and German)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zmajevi, Ljljani, Zlatni Ljiljani The Dragons, (Golden) Lilies
 Bulgaria Лъвовете (Lavovete) The Lions
 Croatia Vatreni, Kockasti The Fiery Ones; The Chequered Ones
 Cyprus I Galanolefki “the White and Blues” in Greek
 Czech Republic Nároďák The National Team
 Denmark The Danish Dynamite
 England The Three Lions
 Estonia Sinisärgid The Blueshirts
 Faroe Islands Landslidid “the National Team”(In Faroese)
 Finland Huuhkajat The Eagle Owls
 France Les Bleus The Blues
 Georgia ჯვაროსნები (Jvarosnebi) The Crusaders
 Germany Die Mannschaft, Schwarz und Weiss, die Nationalelf The Team, Black and White, The National Eleven[76]
 Greece Το Πειρατικό (To Piratiko); Η Εθνική (I Ethniki) The Pirate Ship; The National Team
 Hungary Nemzeti Tizenegy, Aranycsapat The National Eleven, The Golden Team
 Iceland Strakamir Okkar “Our Boys” in Icelandic
 Israel Ha Nivheret, Ha Khoolim Levanim, Ha Melah[78] The National Team, The Blues-And-Whites, The Salt
 Italy Azzurri The Blues
 Kazakhstan Kazakhstanskie barsy “the Snow Leopards” in Russian
 Latvia Izlase The National Team (In Latvian)
 Liechtenstein Nati short for “Nationalmannschaft”
 Lithuania Rinktine The National Team (In Lithuanian)
 Luxembourg D’Leiwen “the Lions” in Luxembourgish
 Macedonia Црвени Рисови / Crveni Risovi The Red Lynx”
 Malta Il-Kavallieri The Knights (of Malta)
 Moldova Selectionata “the Selection” in Moldovan
 Montenegro Hrabri Sokoli The Brave Falcons
 Netherlands Oranje The Orange, Clockwork Orange, The Flying Dutchmen
 Northern Ireland Norn Iron[
 Norway Drillos Used during the leadership of Egil “Drillo” Olsen
 Poland Biało-czerwoni / Orły The White and Reds / The Eagles
 Portugal Selecção das Quinas National Team of the “Quinas”
 Republic of Ireland The Boys in Green / Na Buachaillí i Glas (in Irish)
 Romania Tricolorii The Tricolours
 Russia Sbornaya The National team
 San Marino La Serenissima The Most Serene
 Scotland The Tartan Terriers
 Serbia Beli Orlovi The White Eagles
 Slovakia Repre / Naši Short for Národná reprezentácia (The National Team) / The Ours
 Slovenia Fantje The Lads
 Spain La Furia Roja, La Roja, La Furia[6][86] The Red Fury, The Red, The Fury
 Sweden Blågult The Blue-Yellow
  Switzerland Nati Short for Nationalmannschaft (The National Team)
 Turkey Ay Yıldızlılar The Crescent-Stars, The Comeback Kings
 Ukraine Синьо-жовті The Blue and Yellows
 Wales Y Dreigiau The Dragons

Former teams

Team Nickname Translation
 Yugoslavia Plavi The Blues
 Soviet Union Красная Армия (Krasnaya Armya) The Red Army
 East Germany
 Czechoslovakia

 

SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

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