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Sevilla FC

While this crest doesn’t overtly detail the name of it’s owner, there’s no mistaking who it belongs to. Yes, the difficult-to-decipher intertwining ‘SFC’ provides something of a clue but regardless there’s no mistaking Sevilla’s quintessentially Iberian logo. You’re instantly thinking of the UEFA cup specialists of this century. Particularly, in those earlier Juande Ramos years. The badge defines what Sevilla have been about as a football team. No superstars in this team, there’s no need. Just a common identity throughout. A beating heart. Appropriate then that dividing this rounded shield into three parts forms the silhouette of a heart, interestingly designed to sit upon the left breast of each player, appropriately anatomically positioned.

The left atrium portrays what could be a clipping from a medieval tapestry. Three figures appear, all of them Christian saints: Isidore of Seville, Ferdinand III of Castile and Leander of Seville. It’s a scene drawn straight from the city coat of arms. An intrinsic link to the city and it’s roots. A historic reference to the reconquista and the profound impact it had on Andalusia. Centring the heart, the point where the three sections meet mid-septum, sits a 1920s football. A nice throwback.

It’s quite the combination, topping a hanging banner of red and white stripes, inspired by the banners carried by King Ferdinand III of Castile during the reconquista. A very historic affair. Indistinguishably Andalsuian and quintessentially Sevillian.

Luke Connelly

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