The word ‘Albion’ was initially used to mean Britain. However, it was used only for parts of Britain with white cliffs. The name ‘Albion’ was first applied to a football team by West Bromwich Albion. They were called West Bromwich Strollers, but were renamed West Bromwich Albion in 1880, thus becoming the first team to adopt the Albion suffix . The name was later copied by many other English, Welsh, and Scottish teams. However, Albion is an old fashioned and poetic name for the island of Great Britain.
Here is a list of football teams with Albion in their name.
13 Football teams with Albion in their name
1. Witton Albion F.C. – Witton Albion is an English football team in the Northern Premier League Division One North based in Northwich, Cheshire.
2. West Bromwich Albion F.C. – West Brom is the most successful of all the football teams with Albion in their name. They are an English professional association football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. They have played in the English top flight for many years.
3. Tadcaster Albion A.F.C. – an English football club based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.
4. Stirling Albion F.C. – a Scottish football club currently playing in the Scottish First Division.
5. Shepshed Albion F.C. – a defunct English football club also known as Shepshed Charterhouse from 1975 to 1992.
6. Ossett Albion A.F.C. – an English football team in the Northern Premier League Division One North, based in Ossett, West Yorkshire.
7. Forfar Albion F.C. – a Scottish football club based in Forfar, Angus
8. Burton Albion F.C. – a professional English association football club based in the town of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.
9. Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. – an English professional football club based in the city of Brighton & Hove, Sussex. They currently play in the English Premier League.
10. Albion Rovers F.C. (Newport) – a Welsh football team from the city of Newport.
11. Albion Rovers F.C. (Scotland) – This is a different Albion Rovers, they are based in Scotland. They are a Scottish Football League team from the North Lanarkshire town of Coatbridge.
12. Albion F.C. – This club is far away in South America. They are a football club based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
13. Albion Football Club (WRFL) – This is an Australian rules football club based in the Melbourne suburb of Albion.