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This is a list of lists of the use of nicknames in football.

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Club nicknames

National team nicknames

Squad nicknames

Fan body nicknames

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National team

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This is a list of lists of the use of nicknames in football.

Contents

Club nicknames

National team nicknames

Squad nicknames

  • "A Academia" (The Academy), Palmeiras's team in the seventies
  • The Busby Babes, a group of home-grown Manchester United players trained by Sir 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 and Ryan Giggs, who won multiple junior trophies before winning between six and ten Premier League titles each, as well as the UEFA Champions League in 1999.
  • Golden Generation, the group of Portuguese footballers, Luis 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
  • The Golden Team, the legendary Hungary national football team of the 1950s
  • The Magic Magyars, the legendary Hungary national football team of the 1950s
  • The Invincibles. Preston North End team of the 1888-89 season, or the Arsenal team of the 2003-04 season
  • La Grande Inter (The Great Inter), Inter Milan team that won back-to-back European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965
  • Craiova Maxima Universitatea Craiova of the late 1970s and early 1980s
  • Campioana unei mari iubiri (The Champions of a great love) Universitatea Craiova of the late 1970s and early 1980s
  • Viteziştii (The Speeders) Steaua 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 1940's.
  • Lisbon Lions, the Celtic European Cup winning team of 1967
  • La Quinta del Buitre (Vulture's Cohort), 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.
  • 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).
  • The Untouchables. Arsenal team who went 49 consecutive games unbeaten during the 2002-03 to the 2004-05 seasons

Fan body nicknames

See also


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