Saturday, June 21, 2008

Black and White Striped Clubs

Magpies, Zebras, Bianconeri, Os Alvinegros, The Black Eagles, Die Schwarz-Weißen, whatever the nickname, there are quite a few clubs that sport the vertical black and white stripes on their shirts. Newcastle United and Juventus are perhaps the most famous clubs with the look, but there are plenty of top division clubs all around the world with the "zebra" tops.

OMR El Annasser (Algeria)
ES Sétif (Algeria)
LASK Linz (Austria)
SK Sturm Graz (Austria)
Charleroi (Belgium)
Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
Botafogo (Brazil)
Figueirense (Brazil)
Lokomotiv Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
Tonnerre Yaounde (Cameroon)
Brujas FC (Costa Rica)
Notts County (England)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
PAOK Saloniki (Greece)
KR Reykjavík (Iceland)
Juventus (Italy)
Siena (Italy)
Udinese (Italy)
Heracles Almelo (Netherlands)
Club Libertad (Paraguay)
C.D. Nacional (Portugal)
St. Mirren (Scotland)
FK Partizan (Serbia)
Artmedia (Slovakia)
Beşiktaş (Turkey)
Al-Jazira Club (UAE)
Miramar Misiones (Uruguay)
Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay)
Zamora FC (Venezuela)
NEWI Cefn Druids (Wales)

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  1. Really interesting, dude. No one would think to write about something like this, yet it's so interesting for some reason. Any reason for the popularity you think?

  2. Thanks Erik

    I don't know why, but a lot of trivial soccer knowledge that is generally pretty useless is really interesting to me.

    I guess that's one of the reasons I started the site in the first place, to compile "stuff" I couldn't find in other places.

    Couldn't tell you on the popularity, although, red and white stripes are much more popular around the world. A list for the future perhaps.

  3. I think you should include the team the started it all - Notts County

  4. What about Collingwood FC, also known as The Magpies, founded in 1892 of the Australian Football League - AFL. They are the biggest sporting club in Australia and get massive crowds playing at the 100,000 capacity MCG.

  5. I like those black and white inspired club colors, in other sports those types of colored jersey is meant to be worn by referees.

  6. Well, let me suggest two more of these black and white strped clubs: Nacional de Benguela (Angola's 1st league) e Nacional da Madeira (Portugal, qualified two years ago for Liga Europa)

  7. May I suggest Hockley Heath FC, in the 1970s they boasted Jasper Carrott in their ranks.

  8. Grimsby Town! One of the original wearers of the back and white kit from the country that invented the modern game!

  9. St Mirren F.C ..........I think you will find were the original wearers of the famous black and white strips.
    Their founding season of 1880 saw them in a blue and red hoops then black and white hoops before finally settling on the now famous striped shirt in 1884


  11. incude Highlanders FC as well from Zimbabwe