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List of national association football teams by nickname

This is a list of nicknames of national association football teams.

AFC (Asian Football Confederation)

Team Nickname Translation
23x15px Australia Socceroos[1]
23x15px Australia (Women's) Matildas
23x15px Bahrain الأحمر (’Al-’Ahmar) The Red
23x15px Bangladesh Bengal Tigers [2]
23x15px Brunei Tebuan The Wasp
23x15px Cambodia The Royal Khmers, The Angkor Warriors
23x15px China PR 龙之队(lóng zhī duì);国足(guó zú) The Dragons,The National Team
23x15px China PR (women's) 铿锵玫瑰 The Forceful Roses
Template:Country data India Yoddha-E-Hind Warriors of Hind
Template:Country data India Blue Tigers[3]
Template:Country data Indonesia Merah Putih The Reds and Whites
Garuda
Template:Country data Indonesia (Women's) Putri Merah Putih The Reds and Whites Ladies
Putri Garuda Garuda Ladies
Template:Country data Iran تیم ملی Team Melli[1] The National Team
شاهزادگان پارسی Shahzadegan-e Parsi Princes of Persia[4]
Template:Country data Iraq اسود الرافدين Lions of Mesopotamia[5]
Template:Country data Japan サムライ・ブルー Blue Samurai[6][7]
Template:Country data Japan (Women's) ナデシコ (Nadeshiko) Large Pink[7]
Template:Country data Jordan النشامى (An-Nashama) The Brave Gentlemen
Template:Country data Kuwait Al-Azreg The Blue
23x15px Lebanon Les cèdres du Liban [8] Cedars of Lebanon
23x15px Malaysia Harimau Malaya Malayan tiger
23x15px Maldives Red Snappers[9]
23x15px Mongolia Xөx чононууд Blue Wolves
23x15px Myanmar Golden Tiger
White Angels
File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal The Gorkhali Gurkha (Bravery Nepalese warriors)
Template:Country data North Korea Chollima[6] Thousand-mile Horse
23x15px Oman Red Warriors
Palestine فرسان The Knights
23x15px Pakistan Greenshirts
23x15px Philippines Azkals.[10] The Street Dogs.[10]
23x15px Philippines (Women's) Malditas.[10] Feisty Ladies.[10]
23x15px Qatar المارون The Maroon
23x15px Saudi Arabia الأخضر (’Al ’Akhdar)[1] The Green
الصقور الخضر The Green Falcons[11]
23x15px Singapore The Lions
Template:Country data South Korea 붉은 악마 Red Devils[1]
태극전사 Taegeuk Warriors[6]
23x15px Syria نسور قاسيون Qasioun Eagles
23x15px Tajikistan Тоҷ The Crown
23x15px Thailand ช้างศึก (Changsuk)[12] War Elephants
23x15px Timor-Leste O Sol Nascente The Rising Sun
23x15px Turkmenistan Green Man
23x15px United Arab Emirates الصقور The Falcons[13]
23x15px Uzbekistan Оқ Бўрилар White Wolves[14]
23x15px Vietnam Cơn Lửa Đỏ, Ngôi Sao Vàng, Đội tuyển Quốc gia The Fiery Reds, The Golden Stars, The National Team
23x15px Vietnam (Women's) Những cô gái vàng The Golden Girls

CAF (Confederation of African Football)

Team Nickname Translation
23x15px Algeria الفنك Ar
Les Fennecs Fr[6]
Fennec foxes
محاربي الصحراء Ar
Les Guerriers du Désert Fr [15][16]
The Desert Warriors
23x15px Angola Palancas Negras[1] Sable antelopes
23x15px Benin Les Écureuils[17] The Squirrels
23x15px Botswana Zebras[18]
23x15px Burkina Faso Les Étalons[19] The Stallions
23x15px Burundi Les Hirondelles [20] Swallows
23x15px Cameroon Lions Indomptables[6] Indomitable Lions
23x15px Cape Verde Tubarões Azuis[21][22][23] Blue Sharks
23x15px Central African Republic Les Fauves The Wild Beasts
23x15px Chad Les Sao After the Sao civilisation
23x15px Comoros Les Coelecantes[24] The Coelacanths (A type of fish)
23x15px Congo Diables Rouges[25] Red Devils
23x15px DR Congo Les Léopards[26] The Leopards
23x15px Ivory Coast Les Éléphants[1] The Elephants
23x15px Djibouti Riverains de la Mer Rouge Shoremen of the Red Sea
23x15px Egypt الفراعنة The Pharaohs
23x15px Equatorial Guinea Nzalang Nacional The Nation's Light
23x15px Eritrea The Red Sea Boys
23x15px Ethiopia Walyas Walia ibexes
23x15px Gabon Les Panthères The Panthers
23x15px Gambia Scorpions[27]
23x15px Ghana Black Stars[1]
23x15px Guinea Syli National[28] Elephant National Team
23x15px Guinea-Bissau Djurtus The Djurtus (a species of fox)
Template:Country data Kenya Harambee Stars[29]
23x15px Lesotho Likuena[30] Crocodiles
23x15px Liberia Lone Stars[31]
23x15px Libya فرسان المتوسط The Mediterranean Knights
23x15px Madagascar Barea[32] A species of zebu
23x15px Malawi Flames[33]
23x15px Mali Les Aigles[34] Eagles
23x15px Mauritius Club M
23x15px Morocco أسود الأطلس (’Esoud ’Al-’Atlas) Ar
Les Lions de l'Atlas Fr[15]
Lions of the Atlas (mountains)
23x15px Mozambique Os Mambas The Mambas
23x15px Namibia Brave Warriors[27]
23x15px Niger Mena[35] A species of antelope.
23x15px Nigeria Super Eagles[6]
23x15px Nigeria (Women's) Super Falcons
23x15px Rwanda Amavubi[36] The Wasps
23x15px São Tomé and Príncipe Seleção dos Falcões e Papagaios The Falcons and Parrots Team
23x15px Senegal Les Lions de la Téranga[37] The Lions of Teranga
23x15px Seychelles The Pirates
23x15px Sierra Leone The Leone Stars
23x15px Somalia Ocean Stars[38]
23x15px South Africa Bafana Bafana[6] Boys Boys
23x15px South Africa (Women's) Banyana Banyana[39] Girls Girls
23x15px South Sudan Bright Star
23x15px Sudan صقور الجديان (Sokoor ’Al-Jediane)[25] Falcons of Jediane
Nile Crocodiles[40]
23x15px Swaziland Sihalngu Semnikati[41] King's Shield
23x15px Tanzania Kilimanjaro Stars[42]
Taifa Stars[43]
23x15px Togo Les Éperviers[1] The Sparrowhawks
23x15px Tunisia نسور قرطاج Ar
Les Aigles de Carthage Fr[1]
Eagles of Carthage
23x15px Uganda Cranes[44]
23x15px Zimbabwe The Warriors[27]
23x15px Zambia Chipolopolo[45] The Copper Bullets

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

Team Nickname Translation
23x15px Bahamas Rake & Scrape Boys[46]
23x15px Barbados Bajan Pride
23x15px Belize Beliceños Belizeans
Jaguars
23x15px Bermuda Gombey Warriors[47]
23x15px British Virgin Islands Nature Boyz[48]
23x15px Canada Canucks
Les Rouges The Reds
The Flying Moose
23x15px Costa Rica Los Ticos The Costa Ricans
La Sele Shortening of "The Selection"
Los Matacampeones The Champion Killers
23x15px Cuba Los Leones del Caribe The Caribbean Lions
23x15px Dominican Republic Los Quisqueyanos The Dominicans
23x15px El Salvador La Selecta The Selected
Los Cuscatlecos [49]
23x15px Grenada Spice Boyz [50]
23x15px Guadeloupe Les Gars de Guadeloupe[51] Guys of Guadeloupe
Gwada Boys[51]
Les Boug'Wada[51] Creole version of "Gwada Boys"[51]
23x15px Guatemala Los Chapines The Guatemalans
La Azul y Blanco The Blue & White
Template:Country data Haiti Les Grenadiers The Soldiers
Le Rouge et Bleu [49] The Red & Blue
Template:Country data Honduras Los Catrachos The Hondurans
La Bicolor The Bi-color
La H The Letter H (The initial for Honduras)
Template:Country data Jamaica Reggae Boyz
Template:Country data Jamaica (Women's) Reggae Girlz[52]
23x15px Mexico Los Manitos The Little Brothers
El Tri from "Tricolor"
23x15px Nicaragua Los Albiazules The Whites & Blues
Los Pinoleros Pinole makers
La Azul y Blanco The Blue & White
23x15px Panama La Marea Roja The Red Tide
23x15px Puerto Rico El Huracán Azul The Blue Hurricane
23x15px Saint Kitts and Nevis Sugar Boys[53]
23x15px Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Heat[54]
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors[1]
23x15px United States
Stars & Stripes[55]
The Yanks[56]

CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol)

Team Nickname Translation
23x15px Argentina La Albiceleste [57] The White and Sky-Blue
Los Gauchos The Cowboys
23x15px Bolivia La Verde The Green
23x15px Brazil Canarinho Little Canary (reference to yellow shirt)
Verde-Amarela The Green and Yellow
23x15px Chile La Roja [58] The Red One
23x15px Colombia Los Cafeteros The Coffee Growers
23x15px Colombia (Women's) Las Chicas Superpoderosas[59] The Powerpuff Girls
23x15px Ecuador Amarillos Yellows
La Tri [1] The Tricolour
23x15px Paraguay La Albirroja[1] The White-Red
23x15px Peru Los Incas The Incas
23x15px Uruguay La Celeste [60] The Sky Blue
Los Charrúas
La Garra Celeste Celeste Claw
23x15px Venezuela La Vinotinto [61] The Burgundy

OFC (Oceania Football Confederation)

Team Nickname Translation
23x15px New Caledonia Les Cagous The Kagus
23x15px New Zealand All Whites, the Kiwis [62]
23x15px New Zealand (women's) Football Ferns[63]
23x15px Papua New Guinea Kapuls[64] Tok Pisin for Cuscus

UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)

Team Nickname Translation
23x15px Albania Kuqezinjtë,[65] Shqiponjat (Shqipet) The Red and Blacks, The Eagles
23x15px Andorra Tricolors
23x15px Armenia Հավաքական (Havak'akan) The Collective (team)
23x15px Austria Wunderteam[66]
23x15px Azerbaijan Milli The National Team
23x15px Belarus Nacionalnaya Sbornaya The National Team (In Belorussian) [67]
23x15px Belgium Les Diables Rouges, Rode Duivels The Red Devils (French and Dutch)
23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina Zmajevi, Ljljani, Zlatni Ljiljani The Dragons, (Golden) Lilies
23x15px Bulgaria Лъвовете (Lavovete) The Lions
23x15px Croatia Vatreni,[1] Kockasti The Fiery Ones; The Chequered Ones
23x15px Cyprus I Galanolefki “the White and Blues” in Greek [68]
23x15px Czech Republic Nároďák[1] The National Team
23x15px Denmark The Danish Dynamite
23x15px England The Three Lions[1]
23x15px Estonia Sinisärgid[69] The Blueshirts
23x15px Faroe Islands Landslidid “the National Team”(In Faroese) [70]
23x15px Finland Huuhkajat The Eagle Owls
23x15px France Les Bleus[1] The Blues
23x15px Georgia ჯვაროსნები (Jvarosnebi) The Crusaders
23x15px Germany DFB or DFB-Elf; Nationalelf The Team;
23x15px Greece Το Πειρατικό (To Piratiko); Η Εθνική (I Ethniki) The Pirate Ship; The National Team
23x15px Hungary Nemzeti Tizenegy, Aranycsapat The National Eleven, The Golden Team
Template:Country data Iceland Strakamir Okkar “Our Boys” in Icelandic [71]
Template:Country data Israel Ha Nivheret, Ha Khoolim Levanim, Ha Melah[72] The National Team, The Blues-And-Whites, The Salt
23x15px Italy Azzurri The Blues
Template:Country data Kazakhstan Kazakhstanskie barsy “the Snow Leopards” in Russian
23x15px Latvia Izlase The National Team (In Latvian) [73]
23x15px Liechtenstein Nati short for “Nationalmannschaft” [74]
23x15px Lithuania Rinktine The National Team (In Lithuanian) [75]
23x15px Luxembourg D’Leiwen “the Lions” in Luxembourgish [76]
23x15px Macedonia Црвени Рисови / Crveni Risovi The Red Lynx”
23x15px Malta Il-Kavallieri The Knights (of Malta)
23x15px Moldova Selectionata “the Selection” in Moldovan
23x15px Montenegro Hrabri Sokoli The Brave Falcons
23x15px Netherlands Oranje[1] The Orange, Clockwork Orange, The Flying Dutchmen
23x15px Northern Ireland Norn Iron [77]
23x15px Norway Drillos Used during the leadership of Egil "Drillo" Olsen
23x15px Poland Biało-czerwoni / Orły [1] The White and Reds / The Eagles
23x15px Portugal Selecção das Quinas[1] National Team of the “Quinas”
Template:Country data Republic of Ireland The Boys in Green / Na Buachaillí i Glas (in Irish)
23x15px Romania Tricolorii [78][79] The Tricolours
23x15px Russia Sbornaya[1] The National team
23x15px San Marino La Serenissima The Most Serene
23x15px Scotland The Tartan Terriers
23x15px Serbia Beli Orlovi The White Eagles
23x15px Slovakia Repre / Naši Short for Národná reprezentácia (The National Team) / The Ours
23x15px Slovenia Fantje The Boys
23x15px Spain La Furia Roja, La Roja, La Furia[6][80] The Red Fury, The Red, The Fury
23x15px Sweden Blågult The Blue-Yellow
23x16px  Switzerland Nati Short for Nationalmannschaft (The National Team)
23x15px Turkey Ay Yıldızlılar The Crescent-Stars, The Comeback Kings
23x15px Ukraine Синьо-жовті [1] The Blue and Yellows
23x15px Wales Y Dreigiau The Dragons

See also

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