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PHOTO: Manchester City unveils new ‘old’ crest for Summer 2016


during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on December 26, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Alex Livesey

Here’s the new crest. Similar to the old crest.

Manchester City rolled out a new team badge on Saturday, a day after it leaked online.

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The new version, which will hit the scene this summer, eschews the bird, stars and motto to bring a modern look to the logo City used from 1972-1997.

It now incorporates the club’s founding year, 1894, and a red rose. In a excellent move, the club quizzed its supporters and utilized what they most identified with the club.


The fans’ three favourite symbols, all of which are integral to the new design were, in order of preference:

- the Manchester ship (85%) which has appeared on all three of the club’s previous badges and symbolises the city’s trading links and its global outlook

- the three rivers (67%) - the Irwell, Medlock and Irk - the lifeblood of the city, featured on Manchester’s coat of arms and which have featured on two of the club’s three previous badges

- the red rose (60%) from the original Manchester coat of arms and one of the past badges, symbolising the Club’s early heritage and historic connection with Lancashire


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