Crest Analysis | Chelsea & Manchester City Logos Explained

It is the biggest game in club football today - the 2021 UEFA Champions League final between Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC. Ahead of the match, South American football design experts Paladar Negro (@PaladarNegroWeb) have analyzed the crests of both teams.

Chelsea & Manchester City Crests Explained

Both Chelsea and Manchester City introduced their current logos in the 21st century. Chelsea's crest was officially adopted for the start of the 2005–06 season, while the Manchester City logo was unveiled in late December 2015.

Both current logos are inspired by old onesA look at the logo history of both teams reveals that both marked a return to the older designs - Chelsea to the one used from 1953 to 1986, and Manchester City to the style used between 1960-1997.

Chelsea FC

A lion holds a staff – the same as that of Westminster Abbot. Three Scarlet roses of Lancaster symbolize England, and two goals – a commitment to football. The blue ring around the animal represents the coat of arms of the London Chelsea area.

Manchester City FC

The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal, and three diagonal stripes in the lower half symbolize the city's three rivers – the Irwell, the Irk, and the Medlock. 1894 is there for the club's founding year.

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