Ethiopian Coffee S.C.
Established in 1983 with initial name as ‘Yebuna Gebeya Sport Club’, Ethiopian Coffee S.C. had its present name due to the National Coffee Trading Corporation who bought it in 2008 from the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). Remarkably, its crest has a coffee pot!
Accra Hearts of Oak S.C.
Established in 1911, Hearts of Oak won the CAF Champions League in 2000, but were rejected the opportunity to appear in the Club World Cup after the 2001 edition was halted. Stephen Appiah, once of Parma and Juventus, started his career there.
RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.
Statutes in the German Football Association (DFB) impact Red Bull to unable to use its own name when founded the club in 2009.
The soft drink purveyor instead named it as ‘RasenBallsport’, which literally means ‘Lawn Ball Sports’ but seems like ‘Red Bull’ to make fans to remember where the money’s coming from.
Other teams in the Sri Lanka Premier League such as the Renown and Super Sun, Upcountry Lions, but Solid Sporting Club get the approval for hosting matches at the ‘Prison Ground’ and became national champions in 2014-15 season.
Kerala Blasters F.C.
The club is a part of the very amusing Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters has a nice name and have been coached by former England goalkeeper David James… twice!
Former stars include Graham Stack, Wes Brown, and Dimitar Berbatov.
Urawa Red Diamonds
This club’s name was inspired by the three red diamonds of the Mistubishi logo.
Liberian football star and president George Weah played for the Union of Invincible Eleven & Majestic Sports Association during 1986 and 1987 season.
Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
Notable former stars include Siphiwe Tshabalala, Jairzinho, and Lucas Radebe who go on to shine playing for Leeds United, ultimately inspiring that club to take the name ‘Kaiser Chiefs’. Not sure if they should be thankful for that.