Interesting facts about colors in soccer

Lily in soccer

Although France has long been a republic, the symbol of the royal family – the lily – is depicted on many French coats of arms. In the 12th century, Louis VII chose the lily as his symbol. It is present in the emblems of PSG, Lille, Lans and other French soccer teams.

And here’s a riddle for you: why do all the coaches in England attach a red poppy to their suits for an entire month?

It turns out that every year in England there is a charity campaign. It starts at the end of October and lasts three weeks. This campaign is held by the Royal British Legion, an organization that protects the interests of veterans, helps their relatives and looks after war graves.

Everyone who makes a donation receives red paper poppies, which are usually pinned on clothing to commemorate those who died in the wars. Legend has it that these flowers sprouted in the fields in Flanders, where the bloodiest battles of World War I took place.

Three-leaf and four-leaf clovers

The emblem of Scottish Celtic is the four-leaf clover. A symbol of good luck in Ireland, which was given to the club by the founders, Irish immigrants.

But in another part of Europe, another famous club, the symbol of which is already a three-leaf clover, plays the Greek Panathinaikos.

The club our grandparents would have supported

The players of this English team are called Country House players. And all because the area of the same name used to be considered a suburb. Although now Fulham can be called almost the center of London, their stadium of the same club is still surrounded by small cozy houses.

For the same reason, the Dutch “Graafshap” are called superfarmers.

Did you know that the soccer club Fiorentina is called violets, even though they have a lily on their coat of arms?

It’s all about the color of the uniform: the players play in purple jerseys.


The coat of arms of Blackburn Roves soccer club contains an image of a red rose, as well as the coat of arms of the county of Lancashire, to which the team belongs. This flower was chosen by the house of Lancaster, which ruled the county during its participation in the famous War of the Scarlet and White Rose.

It is noteworthy that at one time the image of the red rose was also present on the emblem of Manchester United. Later it was replaced by soccer balls.