Newcastle United Logo

Newcastle United Logo

The roots of English football club Newcastle United go back to the football team established by the Stanley Cricket Club at the end of 1981. The Newcastle United Football Club itself was officially found 11 years later, in 1892, as a result of the merger of two clubs. It became part of the Football League in 1893.

Meaning and history Newcastle United Logo

history Newcastle United Logo

The original badge was an exact replica of the emblem of the team’s home city, Newcastle upon Tyne. According to the official version of the team’s history, the city crest made its first appearance on the uniforms back in 1911. It was more than half a century later, only in 1969, that the city crest was promoted to the status of the official Newcastle United FC logo.

The main components of the city crest are Castle Keep reminding of the Norman era and two seahorses (one from each side) symbolizing seafaring heritage. There’s also a lion with a flag depicting the St. George’s Cross.

Symbol

Newcastle United Symbol

The following crest, which was adopted in 1976, was a more club-specific one. Although it still had Castle Keep as its central component, it was now depicted in a different, more straightforward style. Below, the River Tyne could be seen. The design served as a background to a magpie reminding that the team has been nicknamed “The Magpies.” The image was encircled by the team’s name in white over a black background.

The 1983 NUFC logo was entirely different in style. Here, bold letters “NUF” were squeezed in a roundel shape, with an upturned “C” below. The only component borrowed from the previous version was the magpie, which now grew much smaller.

The 1888 emblem

Newcastle United emblem

Surprisingly, the current badge is closer to the city crest than its predecessors. Back are the seahorses, the castle, and the lion with a flag.

Color

newcastle united fc logo

In addition to the iconic black and white stripes, the Newcastle United logo features elements colored grey, blue, and yellow.

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