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Can you pick the common European club names given their origin or meaning?
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Football club by national name
The name of a Hellenic sports society which existed commonly in the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European states.
Romanticised Balkan outlaws and highwaymen, the scourges of Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian power.
This was the sports society of the railway industry workers, mainly in the Soviet Union but also in other communist countries.
An abbreviation for 'Central Sports Club of the Army' in several Slavic languages
A club for factory workers often under the auspices of Socialist secret police forces in the USSR, Romania, Yugoslavia and East Germany
Meaning 'royal' in Spanish, a club with this name must gain royal patronage from the Spanish monarch
A distortion of the English 'sport', as there wasn't originally a word for it in this country's language
A variation on Nerthus referring to fertility goddess from Germanic mythology.
A name normally associated with clubs that have their origins in Irish immigrant communities
Meaning 'miner' in Slavic languages and traditionally a club for mine workers in Soviet times
The definite article in the Arabic language; whose function is to render the noun on which it is prefixed definite.
Named after 2nd century BC Jewish rebel armies that took control of Judea, which had been a client state of the Seleucid Empire.
Meaning 'worker' in Hebrew, these are normally clubs for the Jewish working class
A poetic name for the island of Great Britain, usually used by English clubs
Named for a river which flows through central Ukraine
Named after a popular energy drink which sponsors clubs bearing this name
Meaning 'ruby' in the Russian language
Meaning 'slav' in the language of clubs that bear this name
This north-London club are named after Sir Henry Percy who shared their nickname and lived in the same area as their stadium
Clubs normally supported by and composed of auto-mobile workers in communist Eastern Europe
Named for a 19th century Bulgarian nationalist revolutionary
Clubs for workers in the iron and steel smelting factories of the former USSR
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