Feyenoord Logo

Feyenoord Logo

While the Dutch football club Feyenoord Rotterdam has a long and illustrious history, you can’t say the same about its logotype. Although it was updated more than once, it has still stayed comparatively consistent in its core imagery, which preserved unchanged for more than 100 years.

Meaning and history Feyenoord Logo

Feyenoord Logo history

The history of the club started back in 1908. It was established as Wilhelmina and renamed SC Feijenoord four years later. The version “SC Feyenoord” was adopted in 1974, while the current name, Feyenoord Rotterdam, was taken in 1978.

Original symbol

Feyenoord symbol

The first Feyenoord logo was unveiled in 1912. It was a circle filled with vertical white and red stripes. The outer ring was white, with the text “R.V.V. Feyenoord” in black placed inside. The letters “R.V.V.” stood for “Rotterdamsche Voetbal Vereeniging” (Rotterdam Football Club).

Old emblem

Feyenoord emblem

While the iconic red stripes could still be seen on the 1997 logo, now the design was different. The authors of the emblem decided to replace multiple lines with just two (one of each color) and place them inside a circle. So, eventually, the logo featured a ring broken down into two parts, red and white.

FC Feyenoord logo

On the forefront, there was a large white “F” with a thin black outline. The design was positioned inside a bold black ring with the lettering “Feyenoord Rotterdam” in white.

Anniversary logo

Feyenoord logo old

To mark its 100th anniversary in 2008, the club returned the gold color, which was once used on the logo. Now, the “F” and the text were gold. The roundel emblem was placed inside a black vignette with the lettering “1908-2008” and “100 jaar” (“100 years”).

The 2009 logo

Feyenoord logo

After the anniversary season, the vignette disappeared from the Feyenoord logo, but the gold color stayed. So, in comparison with the 1997 version, the current one has the same shape but features gold details.

Font

The “F” in the middle of the Feyenoord logo is given in a different type than the rest of the emblem. While the “F” features a serif font, the rest of the text is given in a more modern sans serif typeface. One of the characteristic details making the central “F” recognizable is the unusual diagonal serif on its middle bar.

Colors

Feyenoord football logo

While the color scheme was heavily modified during the first four years of the team’s existence, it remained mostly consistent ever after. If you take a look at the 1912 logo and compare it to the 1997 version, for instance, you will notice virtually no difference in terms of the palette. We should still point out one of the comparatively recent innovations, though, the introduction of gold in 2008, which has been used on the logo ever since.

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