Sampdoria Logo

Sampdoria Logo

The recurrent motifs on the logo of the Italian football club Sampdoria historically were a red cross on a white background, as well as the combination of white, blue, red, and black stripes, while the current emblem features a sailor. Each of the symbols has a unique meaning.

Meaning and history Sampdoria Logo

history Sampdoria Logo

The football club Unione Calcio Sampdoria was created in 1946 out of rather successful and old teams, Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. The original Sampdoria logo featured the iconic red cross on a white field. Also known as St. George’s Cross, it has been a long-time symbol of the club’s home city, Genoa. The cross is placed in a blue shield.

Symbol in the 1950s-1970s

Sampdoria Symbol

The cross went through a couple of updates; then in the 1950s, it was replaced by a shield featuring white, black, and red stripes between two blue fields. The colors were borrowed from the crests of the clubs that were the Sampdoria’s predecessors. Throughout the following two decades, the team experimented with the cross and the stripes.

Baciccia emblem

Sampdoria emblem

In the early 1970s, the team first introduced a badge featuring a side view of a sailor with a pipe. The character, which is called Baciccia (John-Baptist), looks pretty reasonable on the Sampdoria logo as the team is based in the port city.

Colors

logo sampdoria calcio

The current palette – white, blue, red, and black – was first featured on the 1950s logo. It was inspired by the official colors of the two teams that merged to form the Sampdoria.

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