North and South America national soccer teams nicknames

Stephanie Beatrice

There are football teams whose official names have synchronized with their nicknames, for example, Brazil’s ‘The Team’ and the United States’ ‘Stars and Stripes.’

The football teams’ nicknames are often self-explanatory and may be obtained from the team’s official badge, jersey kit colour, or mascot.

The nicknames may resemble a more affectionate and unique etymology in other circumstances, such as the country’s national flag.

Here are examples of North and South American national soccer teams’ nicknames you’d like to know.

What are the nicknames for the North American National Football Teams?

Below is a table that shows the nicknames of American soccer teams. It includes those of North American and Caribbean national football teams:

Football TeamNickname
BermudaGombey Warriors
CanadaLes Rouges (The Reds)
Cayman IslandsThe Turtles
MexicoEl Tri / Tricolor
United States Men’s National Football TeamUSMNT
Stars and Stripes
The Yanks
United States Women’s National Football TeamUSWNT
Team USA
The Stars and Stripes
U.S. Virgin IslandsThe Dashing Eagle
Turks and Caicos IslandsTCI Team
AnguillaThe Rainbow Warriors
The Soccer Dolphins
Antigua and BarbudaThe Benha Boyz
ArubaSeleccion (The Selection)
BahamasBahamian Slayersz
BarbadosBajan Tridents
British Virgin IslandsNature Boyz
Costa RicaLos Ticos (The Ticos)
La Sele (“The Selection”)
Los Matacampeones (The Champion Killers)
CubaLos Leones del Caribe (The Caribbean Lions)
CuraçaoThe Blue Star
DominicaLos Pericos (The Parrots)
Dominican RepublicLos Quisqueyanos (The Quisqueyanos)
 El SalvadorLa Selecta (The Selected)
Los Cuscatlecos (The Cuscatlecos)
 French GuianaLes Yana Dòkòs (The Yana Dòkòs)
GuatemalaLos Chapines (The Guatemalans)
La Azul y Blanco (The Blue & White)
GrenadaSpice Boyz
GuyanaGolden Jaguars
GuadeloupeLes Gars de Guadeloupe (Guys of Guadeloupe)
Les Boug’Wada (Gwada Boys)
HaitiLes Grenadiers (The Soldiers)
Le Rouge et Bleu (The Red & Blue)
JamaicaReggae Boyz (Or Girlz for the Women’s team)
MontserratEmerald Boys
MartiniqueLes Matinino (The Matatino)
NicaraguaLa Azul y Blanco (The Whites & Blues)
Los Pinoleros (The Pinole Makers)
HondurasLos Catrachos (The Catrachos)
La Bicolor (The Bi-color)
La H (The H)
Puerto RicoEl Huracán Azul (The Blue Hurricane)
PanamaLa Marea Roja (The Red Tide)
Los Canarelos  (The Canal Men)
Saint Kitts and NevisSugar Boys
Saint MartinSaint Swallows
Saint LuciaThe Piton Boyz
SurinameDe Natio or “Nationale Selectie” (The National Selection)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVincy Heat
Trinidad and TobagoSoca Warriors

What are the nicknames for South American National Soccer teams?

The table below showcases the South American national soccer team nicknames:

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Football TeamNickname
ArgentinaLa Albiceleste
BoliviaLa Verde
BrazilA Seleção
ChileEl equipo de todos
La Roja
ColombiaLos Cafeteros (The coffeemakers)
La Tricolor
Colombia (Women’s national football team)Las Chicas Superpoderosas (The Powerpuff Girls)
EcuadorLa Tri / Tricolor
PeruLa Blanquirroja (The White and Red)
ParaguayLos Guaraníes (The Guaraníes)
La Albirroja (The White and Red)
UruguayLa Celeste (The Sky Blue)
Los Charrúas (The Charrúas)
VenezuelaLos Llaneros
La Vinotinto (The Wine Red)
La Remolacha Mecanica

What is the nickname for Jamaica’s national soccer team?

Reggae Boyz line up at a stadium
Reggae Boyz at a stadium.Image: Instagram/jff_football

The Jamaica soccer team’s nickname is Reggae Boyz for the male football team and Reggae Girlz for the women’s team.

The name Reggae is derived from the popular music genre that originated from the country.

What is the nickname of the Trinidad and Tobago soccer team?

The nickname of the Trinidad and Tobago soccer team is Soca Warriors. It refers to Soca, a music genre common in the country.

What is the nickname of the Brazil football team?

Brazil football team at a stadium
Brazil football team. Image: Instagram/cbf_futebol

The Brazil national football team has three nicknames: Canarinho, A Seleção, and Verde-Amarela. Canarinho means The Little Canary, about the yellow trademark jersey kit.

A Seleção is a Portuguese name meaning the Team, while Verde-Amarela means “Green and Yellow.” It is a reference to the country’s national flag.


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