A lot of club sides all over the world bear various names. Some are named after the city they are based in, some the name of a company and some others the combination of the city they reside with “United”. Some can even bear suffixes in their clubs name. An example is the name ‘albion’. You can find out our list of football clubs with ‘albion’ in their name. However, today you will learn about the popular football clubs with ‘rovers’ in their name.
One of the most commonly added nomenclature to a club’s name is Rovers. Rovers was a name given to a team willing to travel far to obtain victory. Here are examples of clubs with the name Rovers added to their full identity.
1. Blackburn Rovers FC
Blackburn Rovers is an English club that plays in the second tier of English football the Championship. Founded in 1875 the Lancashire based club plays its home games at Ewood Park which has a 31000 capacity for spectators.
Blackburn has enjoyed a long, illustrious history in English football. At the height of their powers, they won the English Premier League title in the 1994/1995 season. Unfortunately, years of decline have affected the progress of the Riversiders who have oscillated between getting promoted to the premier league before going down the following season to the Championship. They have been looking for stability these past couple of seasons, and it shouldn’t be long before they get back to the big time in the EPL.
2. Bristol Rovers FC
Bristol Rovers is an English professional football league side based in the city of the same name. The Pirates as they are commonly known play their football in the third tier of English football League One. Founded in 1883 the Bristol side’s home ground is the Memorial Stadium in Horfield, Bristol and has a capacity for 12000 plus spectators.
3. Tranmere Rovers FC
Tranmere Rovers are based in Merseyside, England and compete in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. The White Army, as they are fondly called, was founded 136 years ago. They currently play their football at Prenton Park with a capacity of over 16000.
4. Doncaster Rovers FC
Doncaster Rovers were founded in 1879. They were relegated last season from League One and currently compete in the English fourth tier League Two. Their home ground is the Keepmoat Stadium and has a capacity of over 15000.
5. Raith Rovers FC
Raith Rovers is a Scottish professional football side based in a town called Kirkcaldy. They currently compete in the Championship the Scottish second tier after gaining promotion by winning the Scottish League One. The Rovers, as they are fondly called, was founded in 1883. They play their home matches at the over 8000 capacity Stark’s Park.
6. A.F.C. Kempston Rovers: a football club based in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England.
7. Albion Rovers F.C. (Newport), Wales: They were founded in 1937 and play in the Gwent County League Premier Division.
8. Albion Rovers F.C., Coatbridge, Scotland. This is one of the oldest football clubs in Scottish history. They are part of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) and, currently play in League Two, the fourth tier of the Scottish football league
9. Blackpool Wren Rovers F.C., Lancashire, England. The play in the West Lancashire League Premier Division and play at Bruce Park.
10. Boston Rovers: This was a United States soccer team that competed in the United Soccer Association league in 1967.
11. Fall River Rovers, a United States soccer club, based in Fall River, Massachusetts. Rovers were disbanded in 1921, and a new team, Fall River United were formed to enter the newly established American Soccer League. It was also dissolved too.
12. Forest Green Rovers F.C., Gloucestershire, England. The team competes in League Two, the fourth tier of English football league system.
13 Nyenye Rovers FC, Lesotho: This is one of the few African football clubs with rovers in their name. The club was dissolved in 2015, and was reformed to Limkokwing University FC.
14. Paulton Rovers F.C., near Bristol, England. The club were formed in 1881 and currently play in the Southern Football League Division One West. They are also affiliated to the Somerset County FA.
15. River City Rovers, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
16. Rochedale Rovers Football Club, Queensland, Australia: This semi-professional football club competes in the Football Queensland Premier League.
17. Roma Rovers FC, Lesotho: This African club side currently plays in Lesotho Premier League, and won the Lesotho Premier League in 1996.
18. Rovers FC (Guam): They play in the Division 1 of the Budweiser Guam Men’s Soccer League (BGMSL). They have won the league 6 times.
19. Shamrock Rovers F.C., Dublin, Ireland: This popular club currently competes in the League of Ireland Premier Division and is the most successful club in the Republic of Ireland. Shamrock Rovers is also the first Irish side to enter a European competition.
20. Sligo Rovers F.C., Sligo, Ireland: Just like Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers also play in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland. They have won three Leagues, five FAI Cups and two League cups since their inception.
21. Tampines Rovers FC, Singapore: This is the only Asian football club with rovers in their name. Tampines Rovers competes in the Singapore Premier League, and have a very solid fanbase.
22. Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club, Brisbane, Australia.