2 Logos?! All Parts Of The Spain Football Logo Explained

Sunday, 22 September 2019
You have certainly seen it more often than most other badges of national football teams, but you likely did never asked what the elements of it exactly stand for - the Spain logo seen on the country's national team football jerseys. We take a closer look at the meaning and the origin of the official Spain logo seen on their football kits.

Own, Standard RFEF Logo

First, it is important to know that the logo seen on Spain's kits is not the federation logo but a special version used for the kit and other related products. The official RFEF logo, RFEF's own logo, is extracted from a work by Joan Miró, a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona.

RFEF (Spain) National Team Logo

The official Spain national team logo is extracted from the Spain coat of arms. Therefore, the Spain football national team logo is actually just a combination of the Spanish coat of arms with the most important figures of the RFEF (Spanish Football Federation).

The coat of arms of Spain represents Spain and the Spanish nation. It appears on the flag of Spain and it is used by the Government of Spain, the Cortes Generales, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, and other state institutions.

Main Symbols (Spain Coat of Arms)

The Spanish coat of arms feature the medieval kingdoms that would unite to form Spain, the Royal Crown, national sovereignty, the constitutional monarchy, the Spanish national motto: Plus Ultra, and the Pillars of Hercules.

Find out more about the Spanish Coat of Arms.

The Star

The star stands for Spain's first and so far only FIFA World Cup title, won in 2010. in South Africa.


RFEF is short for Real Federación Española de Fútbol (Royal Spanish Football Federation).


The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Spanish: Real Federación Española de Fútbol; RFEF) was founded on 14 October 1909 as Federación Española de Clubs de Football, and officially founded as RFEF on 29 September 1913.

In fact, Spain's national jerseys did just feature the Spanish Coat of Arms until 2008 (in 2002, España was added above it).

Training shirt with RFEF standard logo (2010)

Interestingly, Spain's kit featured the date 1913 (the year when RFEF was founded - when Federación Española de Clubs de Football became RFEF) until 2010, when it was replaced by 1909.

Do you like the Spain logo as currently seen on their kits? What do you think of the official standard RFEF logo? Comment below.
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