Manchester City to design new circular badge following fan consultation

The current eagle-shaped badge, unpopular among supporters, has been in use since 1997

Mark Critchley@mjcritchley
Tuesday 24 November 2015 18:59
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Manchester City's former badge (main), used between 1972 and 1997, with the club's current badge featuring above
Manchester City's former badge (main), used between 1972 and 1997, with the club's current badge featuring above

Manchester City are to change their club badge following consultation with their fans.

In a press release on their official website, the club said that they have spent the past few weeks speaking with supporters to establish whether the current design should ‘evolve’.

The present eagle-shaped badge, which has been in use since 1997, is based on one of the city's old heraldic symbols but it has long been unpopular with fans.

City’s two previous badges were both circular and supporters are said to favour a return to a round design, which was “by far the most popular shape” during the consultation process.

The club are now working to reflect fan feedback in the new design.

Kevin Parker, general secretary of a Manchester City supporters' club, told the club's website: "I am delighted that the Club consulted with the fans about our most important symbol.

“It is impressive that they canvassed our opinions on this matter and that they want to reflect our feedback in the ultimate design.”

The new badge will be finalised in the coming weeks before being shared with members of Cityzens, the club’s official supporters community.

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