Nicknames are part of all sports and are crucial to the identity of the team they describe.
No matter how much the modern game evolves and even if money completely changes the philosophy of certain clubs, the club's original nickname can tell you a lot about a team's history.
It might be a serious name that is vital in maintaining the roots of how the club was founded or something that represents the area where the team is based.
Heck, some nicknames are just plain funny and could provoke you to even support the team.
Check out this list detailing the 25 best nicknames from around the globe. Be sure to chip in with your thoughts on some that may not have made the list in the comments section below.