On the other hand, some clubs have very funny and weird names that will always elicit laughter from readers and even their own fans.
Most football clubs have beautiful names that are easy to pronounce and simple to remember. Many clubs use names of cities or towns in which they are located or even their owners. On the other hand, some clubs have very funny and weird names that will always elicit laughter from readers and even their own fans.
In this article, FootballOrbit brings you the 25 weirdest football club names.
1. TAUMATA FC
Taumata FC was named after a hill in Porangahau, New Zealand. The club’s name seems easy on the eye until you discover the full name which is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu — containing an astonishing 85 letters!
It is the longest football club name in the world.
2. NAUGHTY BOYS FC
Naughty Boys is a name of a football club in Botswana. On a funny note, referees probably need to be calm when officiating matches involving this club.
3. DEPORTIVO MORON FC
Deportivo Moron is the name of a club in the city of Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The club was founded in 1947 and currently plays in the Argentine 2nd division. While the club’s last name (Moron) was innocently named after the city that it is located, English speakers will find it very amusing as moron means an idiot in English.
Should they loose a match or concede a goal, it will sound absolutely hilarious if the commentator says oh! the Morons have conceded or oh! the Morons have been defeated!
4. CLUB ALWAYS READY
Club Always Ready, regularly called Always Ready, is a Bolivian club that was formed in 1933. The club is one of the best in Bolivia, no surprise since they are always ready for their opponents!
5. GARBARNIA SZCZAKOWIANKA JAWORZNO
Garbarnia Szczakowianka Jaworzno is based in Szczakawa, Poland. It was founded in 1923 and currently competes in the Polish 5th tier.
6. GENÇLERBIRLIĞI SPOR KULÜBÜ
Gençlerbirliği Spor Kulübü is based in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded in 1923 by some students hence the name Gençlerbirliği — which means youth union.
The club reached the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) qualifiers in 2004. Gençlerbirliği got relegated from the Turkish first division in 2020/21 and currently plays in the second tier.
7. CAPE COAST MYSTERIOUS EBUSUA DWARFS
Cape Coast Mysterious Dwarfs is a Ghanaian club that was established in 1932, it is one of the founding members of the Ghanaian Premier League (GPL) in 1966. The Dwarfs won the GPL in 1968 and is still competing in the first division.
Definitely not dwarfs on the field of play.
8. NYASA BIG BULLETS
Nyasa Big Bullets is the name of a club in Malawi. The Bullets are the biggest and most successful football club in Malawi, they have won 40 trophies in their history so far and are the defending champions of the 1st division.
Do you feel for the Bullets’ opponents?
9. CHICKEN INN FC
Chicken Inn football club is based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The club was formed in 1997, got promoted to the top flight in 2011 and won the first division league title in 2015. The team’s unusual name comes from its major sponsor, Chicken Inn, which is a large Zimbabwean fast food retailer.
10. ZALAEGERSZEGI TORNA EGYLET
Zalaegerszegi Torna Egylet is a club in Zalaegerszegi, Hungary. It is briefly pronounced by its abbreviation, ZTE. The club was founded in 1920 and won the Hungarian league title in 2002.
The club’s most famous moment was when it defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League qualifying stage first leg.
Grasshoppers Club Zurich is a Swiss club formed in 1886. The club’s name sounds funny as it is the name of an insect. Grasshoppers are the most successful club in Switzerland with 27 league titles.
12. GRENADES FC
Grenades FC is a football club from Antigua that was formed in 1990. It competes in Antigua’s Premier division. The club’s name is bizzare as a grenade is a small explosive device, designed to be thrown by hand or launched from a grenade launcher.
The club has a grenade on its logo.
13. CLUB THE STRONGEST
Club The Strongest is a Bolivian club founded in 1908. It is the oldest active club in the country and one of the best, it has 12 league titles to its name. Not bad for the strongest club!
14. INTER GODFATHER’S
Inter Godfather’s is based in Saipon, Northern Mariana Islands. Sounds more like a Mafian club.
15. OUTKAST FC
OutKast FC is a Filipino women’s football club which plays at the PFF Women’s League, the top women’s football league in the Philippines. The club’s name is very similar to the English word “outcast” (someone that has been banished/sent away).
16. FC CUMTUM
FC Cumtum is a club in Guinea Bissau and its name sounds funny.
17. BORUSSIA DORTMUND
The shorter version of the Borussia Dortmund’s name is simple and easy to remember but the full name Ballvereinborussiadortmundneunzehnhundertundneun is quite difficult and weird. The longer version contains 48 letters!
Commentators, pundits and fans will surely be thankful for the shorter name — Borussia Dortmund or BVB.
18. YOUNG BOYS
Young Boys is a Swiss football club that regularly competes in UEFA competitions. The club was founded in 1898 and adopted the name Young Boys to poke fun at another top club in Switzerland called Old Boys and the name has remained the same since then.
19. SEMEN PADANG
Semen Padang is an Indonesian club founded in 1980. Its first name, Semen, will amuse an English speaker as semen is a slimy, milky fluid produced in male reproductive organs that contains the reproductive cells (sperm).
20. CROESYCEILIOG A.F.C.
Croesyceiliog A.F.C. is a Welsh football club based in Croesyceiliog, Wales. It was founded in 1964 and currently plays in the Welsh third division.
21. CRAB CONNECTION
Crab Connection is a top club in Trinidad and Tobago. It was formed in 1962 and is one of the most successful club in the country.
The Crab in the club’s name will surely draw anyone’s attention.
22. FL FART
Fotballaget Fart is a Norwegian club. The fart in its name is funny as it means to emit digestive gases from the anus.
23. MISCELLANEOUS SC
Miscellaneous Sport Club is a football club in Botswana.
24. SUGAR BOYS FC
Sugar Boys Football Club is based in the British Virgin Islands. It was formed in 2007 and currently plays in the top tier in the country. It has finished as runners-up in the league twice.
PAOK is a top club in Greece and won the league few seasons ago. It regularly competes in UEFA competitions (mostly qualifying stages) and is currently in the UEFA Conference League knockout stages.
The club’s full name is weird — Panthessaloníkios Athlitikós Ómilos Konstadinoupolitón (which means Panthessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans).
Thanks for reading till the end. Which other weird football club name do you know?