The club has had five different designs for its badge during its history, although its outline has remained unchanged through most of its history. In 1955, laurel leaves were added to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary, and the colours were changed to match those on the team’s jersey. In 1970, one star was added to the badge for each title wondomestically (at the top, above the initials) and internationally (at the bottom). A new star is added to the corresponding section whenever Boca wins a title, currently standing at 52.
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The club crest not only resembles deer antlers but it also reflects the image of rose thorn as it is the official flower of Ibaraki, the home prefecture of the club. Deer are amiable animals and are viewed in some religions as spiritual messengers. In fact, Kashima Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan and located in close proximity to the club headquarters, have kept and raised deer for more than 1,300 years as spiritual symbol.
In seeking out club badges around the world of football, there is no longer any doubt that the K-League boasts a wide assortment of excellent designs.But it’s the Pohang Steelers that top South Korea in this area, as they sport the type of badge that you want: One that looks fabulous on pretty much anything. Although the squad’s kits aren’t the greatest, the badge certainly adds a nice touch.
The club’s badge represents Mapuche chieftain Colo Colo, an important Wall Mapu member who battled in the Arauco War against the Spanish empire (1536–1818). On 19 April 1925, when the club was established, Luis Contreras – one of the players that founded the club – defined the team’s badge, in representation of the chief and the country’s indigenous people.