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Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Premier League Clubs

twitter fail whale Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Premier League Clubs

In the parlance of Twitter conversations in the 21st century, it’s important to know what the hashtags are for the Premier League clubs you’re conversing about on Twitter. To do so correctly will help you broaden your audience to people who search for their news and conversations on Twitter by using the club’s Twitter hashtag.

Interestingly, there is no defined list. Some clubs use more than one hashtag. Some even use one of three. And some clubs use the same ones. For example, both Stoke City and Swansea use #scfc (confusing, eh?). And in the case of Wigan Athletic, if you search for tweets using the #wigan hashtag, you’ll find people tweeting about not only Wigan Athletic, but also Wigan the rugby league club.

So, here are the hashtags for the 20 clubs in the 2011-12 Premier League season:

  1. Arsenal: #arsenal or #afc
  2. Aston Villa: #avfc or #villa
  3. Blackburn Rovers: #brfc
  4. Bolton Wanderers: #bolton or #bwfc
  5. Chelsea: #chelsea or #cfc
  6. Everton: #everton or #efc
  7. Fulham: #fulham or #ffc
  8. Liverpool: #lfc
  9. Manchester City: #mcfc
  10. Manchester United: #mufc
  11. Newcastle United: #nufc
  12. Norwich City: X
  13. Queens Park Rangers: #qpr
  14. Stoke City: #stoke or #scfc
  15. Swansea City: #swans or #scfc
  16. Sunderland: #sunderland or #sfc
  17. Tottenham Hotspur: @tottenham or #coys or #thfc
  18. West Bromwich Albion: #wba or #baggies or #wbafc
  19. Wigan Athletic: #wigan
  20. Wolverhampton Wanderers: #wolves

If you have any suggestions of Twitter hashtags that are used that are missing from the above list, please post them in the comments section below.

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30 Responses to Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Premier League Clubs

  1. Is Sunderland not #SAFC?

  2. reddevil says:

    Manchester United: #mufc or “#manutd”

  3. Timo says:

    Everton use #coyb

  4. Farlieonfootie says:

    Tottenham also use #spurs, altho so do the basketball team from San Antonio

  5. Stuey says:

    Come on. That’s just a massively lame bit of “journalism”. Was it even worth the effort of clicking publish?

  6. Matty says:

    Most Liverpool supporters I follow use #YNWA particularly for in-game Tweets

  7. DeeRexBox says:

    Most Sp*rs fans I’ve seen use #ImADouche for their hash tags…I’m not sure where that comes from.

  8. Mad_Andy says:

    The one the was missed off was for Arsenal, and that of course is #showerofworthlesswankers

  9. Matt says:

    Wow gaffer, slow news week?

    Could have thrown a little piece together about that match played on Sunday in Germany. Just sayin’.

  10. Jim says:

    I’ve also seen #wwfc for Wolves

  11. Many Fulham supporters use #coyw as well.

  12. Kyle says:

    This “article” was interesting and valuable …. as it reconfirmed my desire to avoid twitter for as long as possible.

  13. Zach says:

    I have seen Stephen Fry use #yellowarmy and #ncfc for Norwich City.

  14. Justin says:


  15. Jason Gatties says:

    Infact, after doing a twitter search, #coyw & #fulham are used way more than #ffc

  16. eChelseaFC says:

    You will also see #KTBFFH, #upthechels on twitter for Chelsea I tend to use #CFC rather than Chelsea @echelseafc as Chelsea can get confused with a couple of other celebrities, the area of NY, London or even just people called Chelsea

  17. MKS_56 says:

    Norwich City fans use #NCFC, #yellowarmy, and #OTBC (On The Ball City)

  18. Carlostomy says:

    Yeah we use #NCFC or #yellowarmy at Norwich, not X, or were you just giving us a big kiss for being so great??? :-) Really looking forward to the season, and all the best of luck to all

  19. Would be great if we could get actual match topics trending. We already do it in Australia, and tends to be the most successful trending topic on match days. Would be great to get EPL matches trending as well like for example this weekendfor Round 12: #EPLnrwars #EPLevewol #EPLsunful #EPLmcnu #EPLstoqpr #EPLswaman #EPLwigbla #EPLcheliv. That way both fans can interact on the same game, sharing views for that game.

    We’ve started it in Australia for round 12. Hopefully will catch on in the following weeks globally.

  20. sportsbanter says:

    We’ve been using the hashtags that dansportzblog mentioned above too, great way to get fans to have a bit of banter before during and after the games. This weeks (week 14) would be as follows:


    Let’s try and get these trending this week!

  21. Mark says:

    There is more up to date info here as well. Man Utd still don’t have anything!

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