Do you know the origin of the nicknames of the Spanish teams? I'm sure all of us reading this article, We continue week after week to more than our football team and, many of you, you go every other Sunday at a football stadium to follow and cheer their team, where they spend every year at least 19 teams each with its history and its legends.
In most cases it is difficult to know for sure where they come from nicknames or colors of our teams, sometimes there are even several extended versions, and usually none of them documented or tested. From hanging we will try to count the versions, as we learned, They are the most widespread, but by no means should always be the real ...
Nicknames OF SPANISH TEAMS
gathering: FC Barcelona team is known as FC Barcelona team because when playing their games in his field near Calle Industria, the stadium's capacity was very limited and the parties that the field was crowded, people occupied the top of the stadium. People passing by the field could see the back of these fans. Hence comes the culés.
It is well known that Los Leones in Spanish football, are the players and fans of Athletic Bilbao. This motif seems simpler. Apparently is the nickname given because the saint San Mames (name of their stadium) represented by a lion appeared in a fresco of a church in the city Bilbao.
This is the nickname to refer to one of the two teams in the elite of the city of Turia, Valencia CF, Why? Well the reason is similar to its neighbor, granota. On the site where it was built Mestalla before there were only herds of goats and sheep.
The term "Che" is a widely used expression in Valencia, and being Valencia, C.F. the most representative of the province team, He has adopted this nickname.
In the city of Valencia granota team is the team Levante. This is because the first stage of the team was located near the River Turia, where there were lots of frogs (granota in Valencia)
When we talk about colchoneros, everyone knows what we mean Manzanares team. Colchoneros the nickname comes to them because, years ago, all mattresses manufactured in Spain were rojiblancos.
The other way of referring to the mattress team is Indian. This nickname was put by supporters of his rival in summer 73, because that summer signing several South American players (Ruben Ayala, "Baker" Diaz and "Cacho" Heredia).
Real Madrid he is known as the Merengue team because the white color of your luggage, as this color recalls the famous dessert of the same color.
This way of referring to the Real Madrid team, obviously was first used by followers "Indios", due to the large number of German players in the ranks of merengue team. Meanwhile the Madrid fans welcomed tasteful the nickname, noting that the nickname indicates that, after the conquest of the 5 consecutive European Cups, razing wandered around Europe as the Vikings did in his time.
The "The Times" newspaper had the headline with this topic background: "Real Madrid wanders around Europe as the Vikings once roamed, obliterating everything in its path "
The Sevilla fans are known for diabetics as Basins. In the early years of the founding of Sevilla, This was an overly elitist team, but, to the surprise of everyone he signed a player from a very humble family.
Everything began when the club itself banned from the club to the player's parents new signing. Before such desplante, some executives resigned Sevilla, and they formed a new club (Betis). In his farewell, They left a letter and a basin; the letter indicated that left the basin, which would not use for tears for their losses, if not for tears by the successes of the new club newly created (Betis), because from that moment they would be more aware of the Betis themselves.
It is well known that paprika is a very typical and characteristic product of Murcia. as an added, the color of the shirt of Real Murcia, just give them the nickname pimentoneros.
Real Oviedo's followers are known cone Carbayones, like the inhabitants of this city. Carbayon is a typical tree Oviedo, and later it was also a typical cake city.
Malaga is known as the Team of the Boquerones since this is the most consumed fish in the city malacitana.
In the city of Córdoba (in its Arab past) there was the so-called Caliphate of Córdoba. This makes the Cordoba Caliphate is known by this nickname.
One theory why it is said that the team of the Catalan capital is known as Los Periquitos, says the field Espanyol (Sarria) It was in an area where there were many palms, and this animal abounded in the same.
WHY it IS CALLED ESPANYOL Espanyol?
The 29 November 1899 It was founded FC Barcelona, the founder Hans-Max Gamper was Haessig (better known in our country as Joan Gamper). Gamper was a Swiss, so he chose Barca kit colors for their newly founded club (the same colors worn on their clothing Basel).
Less than a year later (the 28 October 1900) a group of college ,led by Angel Rodriguez Ruiz, Espanyol Barcelona founds, so called because all players who belonged to the club at that time were Spanish, Unlike the players of FC Barcelona, several of them were foreigners.
As we said at the beginning of the article, all these legends, ... legends that are difficult to prove and, in most cases there are several versions, Do you know any other version or some other club history?