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

1945 — 1964

BVB Logo 1945

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”.

1964 — 1974

BVB Logo 1964

1974 — 1976

BVB Logo 1974

Over the following years, the Borussia Dortmund logo has been revolving around the same visual core.

1976 — 1978

BVB Logo 1976

The only notable exception has been the 1976-1978 version, where a lion’s muzzle was placed in the center of the logo.

1978 — 1993

BVB Logo 1978

1993  — Today

BVB logo

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.

BVB symbol

BVB emblem

Borussia Dortmund charitable trust 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.

Borussia Dortmund charitable trust logo Leuchte Auf

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.