Association Football club names are a part of the sport's culture, reflecting century-old traditions. Club names may reflect geographical, cultural, religious or political affiliations — or simply be the brand name of a club's primary sponsor. Because of the British origin of the modern game and the prevalence of the English language, many clubs, even outside Europe, have their names written in English.
Official names often also contain common component (prepositions, conjunctions, etc.) (See List of common club name components section).
In Europe, many (if not most) clubs are named after their towns or cities (e.g. "Deportivo La Coruña", "Liverpool FC", "Hamburger SV"). In South America, clubs are more likely to have names that don't bear the city's name. Some clubs, like Hansa Rostock or Torpedo Moscow may have both.
Read more about Association Football Club Names: Common Versus Official Usage, Club Names Referring To Days and Dates, Club Names Referring To The Club's Specific Origins, Club Names Referring To An Ethnic, Social, National or Religious Background, Club Names Referring To Geographical Features, Club Names Referring To Plants, Club Names Referring To Real or Mythical Creatures, Club Names Referring To Real or Mythical People, Club Names Referring To Sport, Club Names Referring To Values and Ideals, Initials
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