Team Names

United's, City's, a Hotspur and a Villa. What is the meaning of all of these team names, and where did they come from?

Episode Notes

There’s United’s and City’s all over the world. There’s some Wanderers and some Rovers too. Then there’s a Hotspur, a Villa and even a team named after a day of the week. So what is the meaning of all of these team names, and where did they come from?

Vocabulary

  • Origin: the beginning or cause of something.
    ”Many football clubs originated from local cricket clubs.”

  • Suffix: a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word to make a new word
    For example, success becomes successful. -ful is a suffix.

  • Crest: a formal design that is used by a family, town, organization, etc. as the symbol that represents them

A Family Crest

Tottenham Hotspur

Royal Arsenal Woolwich

Crystal Palace

Sheffield Wednesday

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