20 Of The Best Obsolete English Football Club Badges

Chris Wright

3rd, April 2013

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By Chris Wright

In what is more than likely going to be our ‘Football Crests from Around the World, etc bit, we’re having a butcher’s at 20 now-obsolete English football crest that have been, by and large, replaced by inferior designs over the years…

1. Newcastle United

Pure 70’s bubble letter magic from Newcastle…

2. Chelsea

Sod the “camp lion and volleyballs of the current vintage, Chelsea’s pre-1900 crest was properly ugly…

3. Leeds United

Don Revie’s gimmicky “smiley badge” positively reeked of the 1970s…

4. Blackpool 

While it’s a clear knock-off of the Nottingham Forest badge, substituting the Major Oak for the Blackpool Tower, we kind of like Blackpool’s go at modernising their crest in 1979…

5. Sheffield United

The Blades’ 1960s badge featured two butch guys in loin cloths and not a lot else. Nothing wrong with that of course…

6. Arsenal

Arsenal’s handsome 1950s badge was more angular than Gervinho’s hairline…

7. Wimbledon

Whatever happened to these guys?

8. Huddersfield Town

The Terriers went all literal in the 1970s…

9. Swindon Town

Used during the club’s maiden foray into the Premier League,

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