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


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


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


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