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At the risk of going slightly off topic here...but since Young Boys and their stadium have both been brought up....yes you know what's coming next...

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=337901&&cc=5739

For the benefit of the ~1% of you who might not have seen it before :)

This is my favourite

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/09/11/eurosport_com_scores_headline_profanity/

And some of the more amusing teams from England

Abbey Hey

Bedlington Terriers

Cadbury Athletic (actually to do with the chocolate)

Crook Town

Diss Town

Esh Winning

Jarrow Roofing

Kingsbury London Tigers

Maine Road

Moneyfields

Odd Down

Prescot Cables

Ramsbottom United

Shepton Mallet

Sunderland Nissan

Three Bridges

West Allotment Celtic

All of the above play in the FA Cup

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Romanian club Urziceni (something as 'finished' or 'exhausted' in czech)

Belize:

Sugar Boys Juventus

Revolutionary Conquerors

San Pedro Dolphins

Build Bright United (cambodia)

...

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Near me theres a team called Bell End FC :), makes me laugh in the paper when they say smith has scored for the Bell Enders

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Just found this interesting article: -

Most of us would swear we were watching 11 Wankas wandering around the park on a Saturday, but for fans of the world’s best known funny named team that definitely is the case. Peru’s Deportivo Wanka have developed a cult following, and some not unwelcome UK merchandise sales, on the basis of their name. One club official said: "It is very strange. Everyone in Britain seems to think we have a funny name."

The club is named after the Wankas people who lived in the region but, perhaps understandably, were not introduced alongside the Incas in your primary school history lesson.

Staying with the theme, Swiss outfit Young Boys Berne have created an equal amount of masturbation-related jokes over the years. Being named after what sounds like a euphemism for a teenage medical condition is bad enough, but when you consider the side used to play at the Wankdorf Stadium the situation worsens a little for the team’s followers. There were probably not too many complaints when they moved to the less controversial Stade de Suisse in 2005.

Earlier this year, Roman Abramovich was apparently eager to splurge (I believe that is the correct verb) some of his billions on little known Zimbabwean outfit Wankie FC. Quite what he thought they were going to add to his footballing empire is not clear, but the fact the current owners are also in charge of a nearby coalmine probably holds the key.

Before we attempt to leave the filth behind we must mention Indonesia’s wonderfully onomatopoeic Semen Padang who, as far as we know, sadly never ran out of the tunnel at Wankdorf Stadium.

Moving swiftly on from teenage boys’ bedroom habits to their bathroom habits, and an Argentinian club that sounds like a piece of toilet wall graffiti. Chaco For Ever is the most humorous of a host of Argentine teams with English names, albeit forever is incorrectly spelt as two words. Newells Old Boys are arguably the most famous Argentine club with a distinctly British moniker.

The animal kingdom is also a useful source of funny football club names. Africa in particular is home to hundreds of mildly amusing creature-inspired clubs, so we are going to stick to the very pinnacle of this genre. Firstly, we have Sierra Leone’s Golf Leopards, which conjures up a wonderful image of a big cat in plus fours but on the surface has very little to do with football. Out of Barbados we have the Insurance Management Bears who succeed in sounding both depressingly boring and fiercely aggressive at the same time, like a footballing Russell Crowe.

And continuing the strange juxtaposition of aggressive animals and unusual images, we have the Playtime Tigers from Bahamas. Presumably depending on their mood either they turn up and maul you or else just chase each other round the pitch. And what do you do with your freshly mauled tiger victims? Pack them straight off to Botswana where the Botswana Meat Commission FC will take care of things as only they know how.

Which brings us neatly to that particular African country. Botswana, Botswana, Botswana – surely the Promised Land of funny football club names. In addition to the Meat Commission you can also expect to find Naughty Boys, Killer Giants, Golden Bush, Man Machine, Home Sweepers, and the shaving advert-esque Triple Action. And a host of other mildly amusing outfits.

Our next section of team names want to be intimidating but went a bit too far in their attempts to convey this. This particularly phenomenon appears to have its epicentre in Bolivia, which can boast The Strongest, Destroyers and Always Ready within its league. It would be interesting to hear the coach of Always Ready trying to play the old leave the opposition waiting on the pitch trick. How can you delay the kick-off when you are Always Ready? Their Argentinian neighbours are a little more self-deprecating and offer us Deportivo Moron instead!

So before concluding this rundown of football’s funniest club names it is probably worth doing a final sweep of Africa to pick up the last few odds and ends. Hearts of Oak are another of those well-known funny club names. However, if you were in Malawi on the lookout for shops selling giant ammunition you would think a trip to Total Big Bullets would be a good idea. Sadly you would arrive to find a football stadium and not a gun in sight.

Another misleading name is Zimbabwe’s Motor Action whose players sound like they might be battery-powered. The more astute reader might have realised that this throws up the occasional Motor Action-Wankie crunch match! We finish with King Faisal Babies of Ghana. Hardly intimidating, the team sound like they might have been plucked from the local crèche. Good job they have a menacing nickname to make amends then – the Nokia boys.

Funny club names are in the eye of the beholder, of course. One man’s Deportivo Wanka is another man’s Leeds United (although that particular name has become funny in recent seasons too). But if you call yourselves Joe Public like the Trinidad and Tobago outfit then you are pretty much guaranteeing universal appeal!

25 Funniest Football Club Names:

1.Deportivo Wanka

2.Young Boys Berne

3.Joe Public

4.Botswana Meat Commission FC

5.King Faisal Babies

6.Chaco For Ever

7.Playtime Tigers

8.Semen Padang

9.Insurance Management Bears

10.Killer Giants

11.Golden Bush

12.Man Machine

13.Triple Action

14.Home Sweepers

15.The Strongest

16.Naughty Boys

17.Always Ready

18.Destroyers

19.Deportivo Moron

20.Hearts of Oak

21.Golf Leopard

22.Wankie FC

23.Newells Old Boys

24.Total Big Bullets

25.Motor Action

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And some of the more amusing teams from England

Abbey Hey

Bedlington Terriers

Cadbury Athletic (actually to do with the chocolate)

Crook Town

Diss Town

Esh Winning

Jarrow Roofing

Kingsbury London Tigers

Maine Road

Moneyfields

Odd Down

Prescot Cables

Ramsbottom United

Shepton Mallet

Sunderland Nissan

Three Bridges

West Allotment Celtic

All of the above play in the FA Cup

That's a great list, most of which I don't have and will make good level 10 bottom-scrapers. I caught a glance in another thread I can't find of a team called something Irons - anyone know?

And any additions to Russ' list here?

Scottish and Welsh too, please.

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Just found this interesting article: -

Most of us would swear we were watching 11 Wankas wandering around the park on a Saturday' date=' but for fans of the world’s best known funny named team that definitely is the case. Peru’s Deportivo Wanka have developed a cult following, and some not unwelcome UK merchandise sales, on the basis of their name. One club official said: "It is very strange. Everyone in Britain seems to think we have a funny name."[/size']

The club is named after the Wankas people who lived in the region but, perhaps understandably, were not introduced alongside the Incas in your primary school history lesson.

Staying with the theme, Swiss outfit Young Boys Berne have created an equal amount of masturbation-related jokes over the years. Being named after what sounds like a euphemism for a teenage medical condition is bad enough, but when you consider the side used to play at the Wankdorf Stadium the situation worsens a little for the team’s followers. There were probably not too many complaints when they moved to the less controversial Stade de Suisse in 2005.

Earlier this year, Roman Abramovich was apparently eager to splurge (I believe that is the correct verb) some of his billions on little known Zimbabwean outfit Wankie FC. Quite what he thought they were going to add to his footballing empire is not clear, but the fact the current owners are also in charge of a nearby coalmine probably holds the key.

Before we attempt to leave the filth behind we must mention Indonesia’s wonderfully onomatopoeic Semen Padang who, as far as we know, sadly never ran out of the tunnel at Wankdorf Stadium.

Moving swiftly on from teenage boys’ bedroom habits to their bathroom habits, and an Argentinian club that sounds like a piece of toilet wall graffiti. Chaco For Ever is the most humorous of a host of Argentine teams with English names, albeit forever is incorrectly spelt as two words. Newells Old Boys are arguably the most famous Argentine club with a distinctly British moniker.

The animal kingdom is also a useful source of funny football club names. Africa in particular is home to hundreds of mildly amusing creature-inspired clubs, so we are going to stick to the very pinnacle of this genre. Firstly, we have Sierra Leone’s Golf Leopards, which conjures up a wonderful image of a big cat in plus fours but on the surface has very little to do with football. Out of Barbados we have the Insurance Management Bears who succeed in sounding both depressingly boring and fiercely aggressive at the same time, like a footballing Russell Crowe.

And continuing the strange juxtaposition of aggressive animals and unusual images, we have the Playtime Tigers from Bahamas. Presumably depending on their mood either they turn up and maul you or else just chase each other round the pitch. And what do you do with your freshly mauled tiger victims? Pack them straight off to Botswana where the Botswana Meat Commission FC will take care of things as only they know how.

Which brings us neatly to that particular African country. Botswana, Botswana, Botswana – surely the Promised Land of funny football club names. In addition to the Meat Commission you can also expect to find Naughty Boys, Killer Giants, Golden Bush, Man Machine, Home Sweepers, and the shaving advert-esque Triple Action. And a host of other mildly amusing outfits.

Our next section of team names want to be intimidating but went a bit too far in their attempts to convey this. This particularly phenomenon appears to have its epicentre in Bolivia, which can boast The Strongest, Destroyers and Always Ready within its league. It would be interesting to hear the coach of Always Ready trying to play the old leave the opposition waiting on the pitch trick. How can you delay the kick-off when you are Always Ready? Their Argentinian neighbours are a little more self-deprecating and offer us Deportivo Moron instead!

So before concluding this rundown of football’s funniest club names it is probably worth doing a final sweep of Africa to pick up the last few odds and ends. Hearts of Oak are another of those well-known funny club names. However, if you were in Malawi on the lookout for shops selling giant ammunition you would think a trip to Total Big Bullets would be a good idea. Sadly you would arrive to find a football stadium and not a gun in sight.

Another misleading name is Zimbabwe’s Motor Action whose players sound like they might be battery-powered. The more astute reader might have realised that this throws up the occasional Motor Action-Wankie crunch match! We finish with King Faisal Babies of Ghana. Hardly intimidating, the team sound like they might have been plucked from the local crèche. Good job they have a menacing nickname to make amends then – the Nokia boys.

Funny club names are in the eye of the beholder, of course. One man’s Deportivo Wanka is another man’s Leeds United (although that particular name has become funny in recent seasons too). But if you call yourselves Joe Public like the Trinidad and Tobago outfit then you are pretty much guaranteeing universal appeal!

25 Funniest Football Club Names:

1.Deportivo Wanka

2.Young Boys Berne

3.Joe Public

4.Botswana Meat Commission FC

5.King Faisal Babies

6.Chaco For Ever

7.Playtime Tigers

8.Semen Padang

9.Insurance Management Bears

10.Killer Giants

11.Golden Bush

12.Man Machine

13.Triple Action

14.Home Sweepers

15.The Strongest

16.Naughty Boys

17.Always Ready

18.Destroyers

19.Deportivo Moron

20.Hearts of Oak

21.Golf Leopard

22.Wankie FC

23.Newells Old Boys

24.Total Big Bullets

25.Motor Action

What nation is Deportivo Wanka playing in? This is indeed the funniest name! :D

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Would be funny then if they played that Norwegian team:

Tonight's match!

"Real Club Deportiu Espanyol De Barcelona Sociedad Anonima Deportiva - Vs - Odd"

Odd indeed. :D

PS - Thanks for that, Zoiberg.

This team are from Norway and it's Odd Grenland.. :)

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Peru. Wanka is th ethnic group, as mentioned in the article.

That could make for some interesting conversation if their group took up the actions of Al Qaeda

"I'm sick of the Wankas trying to rabble rouse and incite terrorism"

As for funny stadium names, Shepshed Dynamo play at the Dovecote in BUTT HOLE LANE!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepshed_Dynamo

And I just found this story whuch amused me

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Don-t-mess-butthole-say-residents/article-1036018-detail/article.html

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Cockfosters is just round the corner from me.

Its in north london, kind of between enfield, southgate and barnet.

Enfield being the almighty town i live in (lol)

Southgate being where amy whinehouse comes from.

and barnet being the home of the mighty mighty barnet fc!

:D

but yeah, its great on the picadilly line hearing, this train terminates at cockfosters. lot of gay australians there i think......

At junction 24 off the M25, the sign for it says 'Cockfesters' teeheehee

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There are also "Barrack Young Controller," "Invincible Eleven" or "Gedi & Sons" in Liberia, sounds funny. :)

Vietnam has many interesting names, like "Câu lạc bộ bóng đá Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh" or "Công Nhân Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng."

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jarrow roofing

knocked garforth town out of the fa cup qualifiers last month :(

That was one of the best things I heard all year

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This is the funniest ever imho

"CockFosters" (England)

Played them in a pre season friendly. Couldn't stop laughing. Spanked them about 8, 9 nil. Just looking for a team called monkey..............

I live about five minutes from there, it's in North London, and someone changed one of the road signs to say Cockfesters.

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Brilliant - they're in!!! (as an 11-aside team, mind)

And Jarrow Roofing :thup:

What, are you adding them into FM then?

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What, are you adding them into FM then?

Yeh, for my 11th tier I'm going to get a bit silly. They'll be amateur teams with reputations of 10 with no hope of promotion, so it won't do any harm to the higher eschelons.

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So you're trying to restructure the Scottish football pyramid to make it more like the English system then?

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from wikipedia:

FC Zebra are a football team that play in the East Timor 1.League 2009.

Sometimes they win.

:)

Do they play in black and white stripes?

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I don't get it, whats funny about LA Galaxy?

Yeah, if you're gonna pick an MLS team, surely it has to be Real Salt Lake

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Not sure if they still exist, but there was a Turkish team called Batman Petrolspor

there is a city in Turkey called "Batman" - I seem to remember the mayor tried to sue Warner Brothers when the last 'Batman' movie came out last year, for infringing on their city name! :D

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One that I somehow suspect is a bit tounge-in-cheek, if you will, although no one is talking, is the Swedish premier division side BK Häcken. "Häcken" means "The Hedge" in Swedish, and apparently the club named itself way back when after this really big hedge that grew around their training ground.

However, "Häcken" also happens to be a slang term for a person's rear end. So that would make them Ball Club the Butt.

A bit far-fetched? I dunno, considering that their logo looks like this.

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So you're trying to restructure the Scottish football pyramid to make it more like the English system then?

Sorry, just found this.

I'm making a 10 or 11-tier BRITISH league. The bottom tier will be amateur regional leagues. Theoretically clubs from the regional English, Scottish and Welsh lower tiers can get promoted to the BSN at which point they'll be mixing with clubs across Britain.

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(I too love an epic 4-year thread bump...)

I'm managing Curepipe Starlight SC in the FIFA World League (expanded - Developmental Pool level). They're a legitimate team, play in Mauritius (home of the extinct Dodo bird.)

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Here in Brazil we have two country singers (i don't know if they're brothers or not), and they form a pair called Victor & Leo.

In Suriname exists a team called Leo Victor :D

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My favourites are Armed Forces and Security Forces.

Because you get a news headlines like "Security Forces Defeated"

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Newell's Old Boys. Wondered if they ever played against the Young Boys before?

There is another club called Old Boys (from Basel) in Switzerland. Old Boys are on amateur level now, but used to be on the top flight in the 1920's and 30's. I'm pretty sure they played Young Boys several times, as they were in the same league.

Old Boys is actually the club that inspired the founders of Young Boys to choose that name, as they were quite popular in the 1890s, when YB was founded. They also share the same colours (yellow and black).

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