Oxford United unveil revised club badge
Oxford United will be proudly wearing an iconic part of their history next season as they revert to the club’s classic ox-head logo on the kit.
The logo was designed by former United Director and noted anthropologist Desmond Morris and first appeared on United’s shirts in 1979. Based on the classical Minoan Bull, the badge was on the victorious U’s shirts at the 1986 Milk Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The 2015/16 season marks the 30th anniversary of that famous win over QPR and to celebrate that anniversary the club will revert to a simple ox on the home and away shirts for one season only.
Kevin Smith, Director of Business operations, said:
“We are very proud of the club’s history and changing the badge for the coming season seemed the right thing to do to mark the 30th anniversary of the club’s first ever Wembley appearance.
“The ox is something that our fans identify with and a badge that is associated with some of Oxford United’s greatest days as well as the city of Oxford. It is simple, it is memorable and it has remained at the centre of the club crest for close to 40 years.
“It looks great on the new kit, which we will be unveiling soon, and hopefully the badge can be part of a bright future as well as the proud history of the club.”
For a full history of the Oxford United club badge, click HERE.