The world of football is blessed with some glorious names. Having stumbled across the Mysterious Dwarfs of Ghana and the Liberian International Shipping & Corporate Registry FC of, well, Liberia, I thought I’d dig a little deeper. Thanks are also due to Nikos Overheul who suggested a couple of entries. I’ve avoided the overtly comedic, such as Deportivo Morón, which is, after all, just the name of a city in Argentina, or Deportivo Wanka, which is named after a Quechua people who live in the area from which the team hails. Here, then, are the ten that made the grade.
Liberian International Shipping & Corporate Registry Football Club – Liberia
As Rose George notes in her masterful study of international shipping, Deep Sea and Foreign Going, Liberia is one of the foremost registries for foreign ships, a keeper of the details for a flag of convenience. While this is…
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