In this football language post we explain the expression ‘victory parade’ which is used to describe how a team celebrates after winning a trophy. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary and we also have a page full of football cliches. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: email@example.com.
Football Language: Victory Parade
When teams win a trophy (or silverware), they often want to share the glory with their own fans in their own local area or in a traditional place (for example, Real Madrid always take the trophy to plaza de Cibeles where they celebrate with the fans). Sometimes a team will go to their home stadium to show the trophy to the fans or in the case of Bayern Munich, they go to the town hall (Marienplatz) to celebrate. Lots of teams, however, like to travel in a bus with no roof on – an open-topped bus – so that they can travel around the local areas and celebrate with fans and this is called a victory parade – the team parades the trophy for everyone to see and enjoy.
West Ham United won the Europa Conference League last night and so today – the day after – they have done a victory parade in an open-topped bus around the streets of East London to the delight of their supporters.
- Example: Tens of thousands of fans expected to enjoy Burnley FC victory parade (Burnley FC, May 2023)
- Example: Chaos in Buenos Aires as huge crowd forces Argentina victory parade to be completed by helicopter (Guardian.co.uk, December 2022)
- Example: West Ham to hold Europa Conference League victory parade in East London (BBC.co.uk, June 8 2023)
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