TrueCelebMedia

Where does your premier league nickname originated from?

Premier league club
Your Favorite Premier league club and their nicknamed.

Arsenal – The Gunners : Arsenal were founded by a group of

workers employed at the Royal Arsenal , an armaments factory

in Woolwich

Bournemouth – The Cherries : Bournemouth have worn cherry

red coloured striped shirts since around 1910 , although there

are suggestions Dean Court was built next to an estate which

boasted cherry orchards

Burnley – The Clarets : Burnley changed their kit colours from

green to claret and sky blue in honour of Aston Villa in 1910, and

the nickname stuck

Chelsea – The Pensioners / The Blues : The first club crest

displayed the image of a Chelsea Pensioner in homage to

nearby army veterans at Royal Hospital Chelsea , while The

Blues relates to the club colours

Crystal Palace – The Glaziers /The Eagles : The club was founded

in 1905 at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, famous for its

expanse of cast plate glass , while the Eagle , copied from

Benfica, was added to the club crest in 1973

Everton – The Toffees/The Blues : There was a toffee shop in

Everton village that sold sweets including the Everton Mint , with

a ‘ Toffee Lady ’ handing out free treats before every home game

to continue the connection

Hull City – The Tigers : A nickname adopted for their amber and

black striped shirts, with the tiger on the club crest introduced in

1947

Leicester City – The Foxes: Leicestershire is well known for its

population of foxes and the traditional hunts that took place

there , with the image of the animal first incorporated into the

club crest in 1948

Liverpool – The Reds: No prizes for guessing this one …

Manchester City – The Citizens /Sky Blues : Citizens evolved from

the term ‘ City ’ , while the Sky Blues has an obvious connection

to the team ’ s home colours

Manchester United – The Red Devils : One suggestion is that the

nickname originally belonged to Salford rugby league team , with

former manager Sir Matt Busby liking the name so much he

pushed for the inclusion of the devil in the club crest

Middlesbrough – Smoggies /Boro : Smoggies originates from the

industrial pollution churned out by the steel and chemical plants

that were built up around the town , while Boro is a simple

shortening of Middlesbrough

Southampton – Saints : The club was originally founded as a

church team in 1885 , with the south coast side playing their

home matches at St Mary’ s since 2001

Stoke City – The Potters : The pottery industry is based in North

Staffordshire and Stoke naturally adopted the nicknamed

Sunderland – The Black Cats : Named after the Black Cat gun

battery which stood on the River Wear , but also reference to the

‘ lucky ’ black cat Billy Morris took to the 1937 FA Cup final in his

pocket . Made official in 1997

Swansea City – Jacks/Swans : Seamen from the town were

formerly referred to as ‘ Swansea Jacks’ while there was also a

famous Welsh dog of the same name that reportedly rescued 27

people from the docks during its life

Tottenham Hotspur – Spurs/ Lilywhites : Spurs is a shortened

version of Hotspur, derived from the club ’ s connection with

Shakespeare character Harry Hotspur , while Lilywhites

references the home kit

Watford – The Hornets : This is a reference to the bright yellow

home strip introduced in 1959, which was thought to resemble a

hornet , while the hart ’ s head on their badge represents

Hertfordshire

West Bromwich Albion – The Baggies: Potentially named after

fans that came straight from the local ironworks to games in

their baggy clothing , or because of the gatekeepers gathering

takings at the ground in large cloth bags

West Ham United – The Hammers/ The Iron: West Ham were

originally known as Thames Ironwork Football Club, made up of

workers from the shipbuilding factory , while the club crest

features two crossed rivet hammers

Click image to contact us

Comments

About author

TrueCelebMedia

Nigeria's First webzine, Get facts about your Celebrities and their lifestyles, no sugarcoating factsonly. Contact for your advert placement (truecelebmedia@gmail.com)

Related Articles

1 Comment

Please Drop your comments

Advertisement!
%d bloggers like this: