BVB Logo

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BVB Logo
Borussia Dortmund, often called just BVB, is a sports club headquartered in Dortmund (Germany). The distinctive logo has boosted the club’s popularity throughout more than 100 years of its history.

Meaning and history

Borussia Dortmund logo history

Although the club’s history dates back to 1909, we will start from its 1946 logotype. It looks strikingly similar to the current BVB logo: the same three letters “BVB” and the number “09” below, the same color scheme, the same circle shape with a black outline. Unlike the modern version of the logo, the original one included the word “Dortmund”.


BVB symbol
Over the following years, the Borussia Dortmund logo has been revolving around the same visual core. The only notable exception has been the 1976-1978 version, where a lion’s muzzle was placed in the center of the logo.

Current emblem

BVB emblem
The logo Borussa Dortmund has been using since 1993 looks very much like the previous version except for a couple of minor changes. The first thing, the club got rid of two of the black rings, leaving only one and making it bolder. Also, the font itself became bolder.

Borussia Dortmund charitable trust logo

BVB logo
The club is known for its charity initiatives. In the fall of 2012, they created a charitable trust named Leuchte Auf. It’s aimed at providing financial support for social projects.
If you compare the Borussia Dortmund logo 512×512 and the logo of the trust, you may notice that they are absolutely different, yet share the same stylistic approach. The logo of the trust features a star. Each of the rays is a street. The rays meet at Dortmund’s Borsigplatz, where Borussia Dortmund was founded.


Font BVB Logo
The minimalistic sans serif typeface of the current wordmark is bolder than most of its predecessors.


Color BVB Logo
Since 1945, the BVB logo has been using the combination of black and yellow. Whatever changes the logotype went through the club has never refused of this scheme.