Young Boys and The Ten Funniest Names in Football

Akhil VyasCorrespondent IAugust 25, 2010

They're facing Tottenham in the Champions League. But is there a team name in world football funnier than that of Switzerland's finest? Yes, says Mirror Football's Akhil Vyas. Here's his top ten...


10) Young Boys Berne: In Champions League playoff action, the Swiss Axpo Super League side has won 11 titles and six Cups. Thus the team has significantly reduced its comedy potential since knocking down the Wankdorf Stadium, leading to the classic headline "Young Boys plan new Wankdorf erection," and replacing it with the less gigglesome Stade De Suisse.


9) Wankie FC: Zimbabwean Premier League side brought rare moments of comedy to Robert Mugabe's fiefdom, before "pulling a Wankdorf" and changing its name to Hwange Colliery FC.


8) Botswana Meat Commission: The country's Coca Cola Cup winners in 2007, they currently play Mascom Premier League. Unlike...


7) Naughty Boys: Recently relegated to the Botswanana First Division South, meaning they do not have to play First Division North side Miscellaneous.


6) KFC Winterslag: Dutch side who merged with K. Waterschei S.V. Thor Genk in 1988 to become Racing Genk. It has won the Belgian league twice since.


5) SC Feucht: Bavarian side whose name mirrors their attendances, they averaged 154 spectators per game in 2007/08.


4) Frigg Oslo: Norwegian side who are named after the Norse goddess who was Odin's wife, but who can't help reminding you of Paul Gascoigne's famous message for the people of Norway.


3) Deportivo Moron: Alma mater of Sevilla's Diego Perotti, the Buenos Aires side currently plays in Argentina's Second Division, one level below Atletico Colon.


2) Deportivo Wanka: Peruvian team named after an ethnic group, the Wankas, based in the Andes who speak the language Wanka Quechua. Haven't played in a league since 2004, when they pulled out after protesting their relegation. Still plays in the Copa Peru.


1) Semen Padang: Indonesian Premier Division champions named after the local Semen cement firm. The hardness of their product is not in doubt.