What is FC in soccer?
At the end of a team name, it's not uncommon to see the initials FC, such as Arsenal FC, Seattle Sounders FC, FC Bayern Munich, etc. FC stands for Football Club, but why is this important?
Why is FC used in soccer team names?
Most of the traditional, i.e. historic, teams can trace their roots back to the 1800's. These teams started off as collections of players who all worked or lived in the same area of town. For example, Arsenal FC started as a collection of workers at the London Arsenal. These teams would be formalized into clubs, much like what you may see in historic neighborhoods in the United States.