Arsenal are among the most popular football teams in the world, but the North Londoners aren’t the only club with that name.
Defined as ‘a collection of weapons and military equipment,’ Arsenal is a fancy name for anyone to have. The Gunners were the first ones to pick it up, but a few other foreign clubs have adopted that name as well over the years.
We take a look at five football clubs apart from the mighty Gunners who are named Arsenal.
Five football clubs named after Arsenal
Arsenal de Sarandi:
Arsenal de Sarandi are a club in the Argentinian top-flight. Established in January 1957, Los del Viaducto are a very popular club in the Primera Division, who won the league as recently as in 2012.
However, they aren’t in the best of positions at the moment. Arsenal de Sarandi are currently bottom of the Argentinian top-flight having picked up just one win in their first 11 games of the season. Hopefully, they can bounce back.
Arsenal Tula play their trade in the Russian top-flight. Founded in 1946, they spent most of their existence in the lower league. However, in 2014, they finally achieved promotion to the first division, and they’ve stayed there until now.
One of Arsenal Tula’s nicknames is ‘Pushkari’, which translates to ‘The Gunners’. Clearly, they’ve been inspired by us, and like the North Londoners, they are currently struggling as well having won just once all season.
FC Arsenal Dzerzhinsk are a football club based in Dzerzhinsk, Minsk Oblast, Belarus. They were only founded in 2019 and started their journey in the second division. They won the league in their debut season and achieved promotion to the Belarusian top-flight.
They finished fourth last season, but it looks like they are set to make the Arsenal name proud this time around. Dzerzhinsk are currently top of the league table and with just five games to go this term, there’s a big chance they’ll be crowned as the champions soon.
Fudbalski Klub Arsenal Tivat is a professional football club based in Tivat, a coastal town in Montenegro. Founded in 1914, they are the second oldest football club in the country, but sadly, they aren’t dominating the nation’s top-flight like they should.
Arsenal Tivat are currently in the second division of the Montenegrin football pyramid. They have often dropped down to the third division as well, which is just a shame considering that they are one of the country’s most historic clubs.
Berekum Arsenal are a football club based in the Bono region of Ghana. Founded in 1995, they have kept it no secret that they were inspired by the mighty Gunners of North London.
Berekum Arsenal’s crest is almost the same as ours and their home colours are red and white as well. They aren’t as popular as they would like to be on the global stage, but a quick visit from Thomas Partey in the near future could change that.