5 Of Soccer’s Finest Team Names Worldwide

By Peter C October 30, 2023

Soccer team names are created for different reasons. From values to characteristics like strength, dominance, and nobility, the following are arguably some of history’s best soccer team names.

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Rayo Vallecano

Founded in 1924, Rayo hails from Madrid’s typically working-class neighborhood of Vallecas. The term ‘Rayo’ signifies ‘stripe,’ symbolizing the club’s unique red diagonal featured on their jersey. It is widely believed this shirt design was put in place to honor the colors of the Argentinian outfit River Plate.

Borussia Dortmund

Not only does the German club possess one of the best names in soccer history, but the Bundesliga side also has one of the most glamorous fan bases in the history of the lovely sport.

Established in 1909, the club has achieved remarkable success with eight league titles, five DFB-Pokals, a UEFA Champions League trophy, an Intercontinental Cup, and a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup to its name.

Civil Service Football Club

The Scottish club has one of the most beautiful names in soccer history and was established in 1908 under the name Edinburgh Civil Service Football Club. They host their home matches at the Edinburgh Area Civil Service Sports Association ground in Muirhouse.

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The Ethiopian Coffee S.C.

Established in 1983 under the name ‘Yebuna Gebeya Sports Club,’ the present name of Ethiopian Coffee S.C. was bestowed upon it by the National Coffee Trading Corporation.

Urawa Red Diamonds

The Japanese club derives its name from the three crimson diamonds that form the Mitsubishi logo. Urawa Red Diamond is one of the more popular soccer teams in the J. League.