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As soon as Small Heath became Birmingham City we should have become Birmingham Villa.

They really do a poor job of carrying the city's name.

Every league title, European Cup and FA Cup brought back to Brum has been do so by us.

All they have contributed is a couple of League Cups.

So anyway, what other clubs are not named after their respective town or city?

I can think of:

Aston Villa (Birmingham)

Celtic (Glasgow)

Rangers (Glasgow)

Heart of Midlothian (Edinburgh)

Hibernian (Edinburgh)

Everton (Liverpool)

Port Vale (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent)

Notts County (Nottingham)

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Arsenal (London)

Chelsea (London)

Fulham (London)

Queens Park Rangers (London)

Tottenham Hotspur (London)

Crystal Palace (London)

Millwall (London)

West Ham United (London)

Brentford (London)

Charlton Athletic (London)

Leyton Orient (London)

AFC Wimbledon (London)

Barnet (London)

Dagenham & Redbridge (London)

Do I win a prize?

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Everton had already been covered.

Lets add Manchester United (Stretford, Lancashire) to the list too.

Also, Notts County are in Nottingham, Nottingham Forest are outside in the borough of West Bridgford. The River Trent acts as the city limits of Nottingham, and the City Ground is on the south bank (map)

FWIW, Aston didnt become a part of Birmingham until 1911. We had already won most of our shit by then.

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Celtic and Rangers both have Glasgow in there name.

No they dont. They are known as The Celtic Football Club and Rangers Football Club respectively. Queens Park have no reference to Glasgow in their name either. St Johnstone isnt a place, the club play in Perth. Raith Rovers play in Kirkcaldy (Raith isnt actually a place) and like Raith, nobody has ever danced on the streets of Total Network Solutions either.

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Heart of Midlothian (Edinburgh)

Everton (Liverpool)

Notts County (Nottingham)

Edinburgh being in the county of Midlothian

Everton (just like Aston) is a suburb of the city they dwell in

Notts County, you can't really be that dumb can you?

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Juventus (Turin, Piedmont)

Fiorentina (Florence, Tuscany)

Pretty sure they're the only 2 in Serie A

Real Betis (Sevilla, Andalusia)

Levante (Valencia, Valencia)

Osasuna (Pamplona, Naverre)

Real Sociedad (San Sebastian, Basque Country)

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