Author(s): Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson
Why are Manchester United called the Red Devils? Which club's crest motto is "You hit me, we hit you?" Why are there fires burning beneath You'll Never Walk Alone in Liverpool's club crest? Which Swiss club inspired FC Barcelona? What does J germeister have to do with German club Eintracht Braunschweig? And why do the Czech club Bohemians Praha 1905 have a kangaroo as a badge mascot?
From the royal crown on the crest of Real Madrid to the riveting hammers of West Ham United, via Valencia's bat design and German club St Pauli's skull and cross bones emblem, behind every crest's symbolism lies a story, a tale of identity.
Featuring more than 200 club crests from 20 different leagues, World Football Club Crests explains why the badges of the biggest clubs look like they do, and reveals the backgrounds to some of the oddest world football emblems and their symbolism, offering a fresh perspective on the game.