Manchester United Logo

Manchester United Logo
The Manchester United football club has had four emblems so far. The earliest Manchester United logo was officially unveiled at the 1963 FA Cup Final. The emblem based on the coat of arms of the Manchester City Council made its first appearance on the shirts of the team members.

Meaning and History logo

Manchester United Logo history

Shortly after, a new badge was developed. The shield and ship remained on the logo, while the Antelope and the Lion disappeared. Also, the emblem featured “Manchester United” and “Footbal Club” inscriptions. The logo was in use throughout the 1960s.

Symbol 1970s-1990

The famous red devil appeared on the symbol in the 1970s, replacing the three yellow stripes. By that time, the team had been known under the “Red Devils” nickname for several years. It had been given to the team by Matt Busby. Some sources mention that he didn’t invent the “Red devils” nickname on his own, but took it from the Salford City Reds rugby league team.

Emblem 1990-present

Manchester United Emblem
Over the last three decades the Manchester United logo has been almost the same. One of the very few notable changes was the removal of the words “Football Club” in 1998. Instead of them, the word “United” moved to the bottom banner from the top one. Due to this change, the wordmark became more clear and legible.


Font of the Manchester United Logo
The Manchester United logo features a simple san-serif font.


Color of the Manchester United Logo
Starting from the 1960s, the official color scheme of the emblem has stayed the same. It comprises two basic colors (red and yellow) and two auxiliary ones (black and white).