Football as a sport is also an art, the beauty of the game attracts millions of followers. Apart from the beauty of the playing styles, skills, and emotions, clubs also pay attention to other things off the pitch, from the stadium designs to the jerseys, insignias, badges, logos, crests, among many other things.
Club logos/crests/badges feature different things related to a club’s identity. Some features words, others nature, animals, insects, and birds.
In this article, TOP SOCCER BLOG looks at 10 football clubs that have different kinds of birds on their logos. Birds ranging from the Eagle, Seagull, Swan, Cockerel, Thrush, and the Canary.
Benfica is a traditional giant in Portuguese football. They are called Aguiras (The Eagles). The club’s logo features a magnificent open-winged Eagle. The Eagle is an heraldic animal that symbolises authority, strength, victory, pride, and elevation.
The Eagle features on the national coat of arms of many countries, associations, companies, institutions, and clubs.
Liverpool’s club logo contains the Liver Bird — a mythical creature, which is the official symbol of the city of Liverpool and features on its coat of arms.
In the city, various legendary stories of the Liver Bird are being passed around.
3. CRYSTAL PALACE
Crystal Palace are officially nicknamed “The Eagles“. The club’s badge comprises of an Eagle holding a ball. Crystal Palace derived its nickname from Benfica. You can find out the greatest players to have played for Crystal Palace.
4. OGC NICE
Nice is a club that competes in the French Ligue 1. The club’s nickname is Les Aiglons (The Eaglets). Its logo features a crest in front of a stylized Eagle with the words “OGC NICE” written on the crest.
5. EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
The Bundesliga side are officially known as the Die Adler (The Eagles). The club’s logo features an Eagle, it was copied from the coat of arms of the city of Frankfurt.
6. TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS
Tottenham’s logo features a Cockerel standing on a ball. The Cockerel in the club’s logo is associated with Harry Hotspurs — whom the club was named after.
Also, Tottenham are also associated with fighting cocks. Cockfighting is a game where cocks are professionally trained to fight each other in competitions.
7. BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
Brighton and Hove Albion are officially called the Seagulls. The Seagull is a white bird with long pointed wings and short legs. It features prominently on the club’s logo. Brighton are one of the football clubs with Albion in their name.
8. NORWICH CITY FC
Norwich are nicknamed The Canaries, after a yellow bird native to the Canary Islands. On the club’s logo is a Canary standing on a ball.
9. SWANSEA CITY FC
Swansea FC is a club based in Swansea, Wales. Although it is a Welsh club, it competes in the English Football League and is currently in the Championship.
The club is officially nicknamed The Swans, after the Swan (a large long-necked white waterfowl). Swansea FC adopted its logo which, features a Swan, from the coat of arms of the city of Swansea, which is close to the river.
10. WEST BROMWICH ALBION
West Brom’s logo consists of a throstle on a crossbar — the throstle is a song thrush bird which sings in a distinctive musical tone.