1889, socca, later socker (1891), soccer (1895), originally university slang (with jocular formation -er (3)), from a shortened form of Assoc., abbreviation of association in Football Association (as opposed to Rugby football); compare rugger. An unusual method of formation, but those who did it perhaps shied away from making a name out of the first three letters of Assoc. Compare 1890s English schoolboy slang leccer, from lecture (n.).
Derby - Pronounced ‘dar-by’, it is a term that describes a game that involves an intense local rivalry. There is the Merseyside Derby, the Manchester Derby, and a fair few London derbies ...
Glossary of Soccer Terms, Slang & Lingo. This is a list of common soccer lingo and jargon terms. #. 4-4-2 Formation 50-50 Ball 6-Yard Box 18-Yard Box. A. Academy ...
Soccer Definitions: Here’s a list of soccer / football terms and slang used to describe certain aspects of the game and things that happen in soccer. Some terms are more common than others, while some are only used in certain countries.
In England, Szymanski writes, aristocratic boys came up with the shortened terms “rugger” and “soccer” to differentiate between Rugby Football and Association Football.
Soccer Lingo/Slang. Here are a few commonly used slang words within the soccer community. Woodwork: The frame of a soccer goal, made up of two posts and a crossbar. Hat Trick: One player scores three goals in a single game. Nutmeg: A player kicks the soccer ball through another player's legs.
Wikipedia says it comes from “tunnel,” (like a tunnel through the legs) and offers several words used for the trick in foreign languages, including. “Caño” or “túnel” in Hispanic America. “Panna” in European, Latin, and African countries (panna is a Surinamese word) “Tunnel” or “Beinschuss” (leg shot) in Germany.
The word “soccer,” which is believed to have originated in Britain some 200 years ago, comes from the official name of the sport, “association football.”. As other versions of the game evolved to include Rugby Football, it is believed the Brits adopted colloquialisms to distinguish each game.