Did You Know?
- Scottish Football Club Nicknames

Football Fans The nicknames given by fans to the football (soccer) club they support have evolved since the game began in Scotland (the first Scottish Cup was played in 1873). Some nicknames are fairly obvious, such as "Saints" (for both St Johnstone in Perth and St Mirren in Paisley) or "The Rovers" for Albion Rovers. Others are less obvious and some are downright obscure - except perhaps to their own fans.

The table below shows the nicknames of as many Scottish Premier, First, Second and Third Division clubs I could find. No doubt someone will let me know any that are missing!

Aberdeen - The Dons
Airdrie United - The Diamonds
Albion Rovers - The Rovers
Alloa - The Wasps
Arbroath - The Red Lichties
Ayr United - The Honest Men
Berwick Rangers - The Borderers
Brechin City - The City
Celtic - The Bhoys, The Hoops
Clyde - The Bully Wee
Cowdenbeath - The Blue Brazil
Dumbarton - The Sons
Dunbar - Sunny Dunnies
Dundee - The Dark Blues
Dundee United - The Terrors, The Tangerines
Dunfermline - The Pars
East Fife - The Fifers
East Stirlingshire - The Shire
Elgin City - The City
Falkirk - The Bairns
Forfar Athletic - The Loons
Gretna- The Black and Whites
       Hamilton Academicals - The Accies
Heart of Midlothian - Hearts/Jam Tarts
Hibernian - The Hibees
Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Caley Thistle
Kilmarnock - Killie
Livingston - Livi Lions
Montrose - The Gable Endies
Morton - The Ton
Motherwell - The Well, The Steelmen
Partick Thistle - The Jags
Peterhead - The Blue Toon
Queen of the South - The Doonhamers
Queen's Park - The Spiders
Raith Rovers - The Rovers
Rangers - The Gers, Light Blues
Ross County - The County
St Johnstone - The Saints
St Mirren - The Saints, The Buddies
Stenhousemuir - The Warriors
Stirling Albion - The Binos
Stranraer - The Blues

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