Crest Love: #3 - Aberdeen FC. A look at the design of the Scottish team's crest.



Formed following the merger of three city clubs in 1903, Aberdeen FC are the only Scottish team to have won two European trophies when Alex Ferguson guided the club to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. Under Ferguson the Dons won four Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup. The period in the mid 1980s was the club’s most successful and ended when Fergie left to take the helm at Manchester United.

Designed by graphic designer Donald Addison in 1972, the Aberdeen crest uses a capital A to represent a goal with the ball used as the crossbar of the letter. Two stars were introduced over the badge in the 2005/06 season signifying the two European trophies won in 1983.

We love the simplicity of the old design but the modern crest still retains the charm of the original. In fact it wasn’t until Aberdeen’s European successes that the words Aberdeen FC were added to help identify the club for people outside of Scotland unfamiliar with the team.