"The current badge goes back to 1986 and at that time we felt there was a need to distance ourselves from the club that had gone bust, so back then it was all about the re-birth of the club and starting again.As the curtain comes down on the 2006/07 campaign, next season will see the Boro sporting a brand new club badge - but why the need for change?

Dave Allan, the club's Press and Media and Communication Director, recently revealed the reasons for altering the current crest in our Boro fans forum.

He said: "The current badge goes back to 1986 and at that time we felt there was a need to distance ourselves from the club that had gone bust, so back then it was all about the re-birth of the club and starting again.

"We're now 21 years on from that and we had to ask ourselves 'is 1986 what we are about now?' and we don't think so.

"We believe it's time to recognise the heritage of the club going right back to 1876 and the new badge will recognise that as well as looking forward to the future."

Colours and Crest

Although Middlesbrough F.C. was formed in 1876, it wasn't until 1899 that they adopted their current colours of red and white. Previous incarnations of the kit included an A.C. Milan-style red and black striped home shirt with white shorts and sock, and a white shirt with blue shorts and socks. The Middlesbrough kit remained broadly the same over the years with a red shirt and socks and either red or white shorts. The distinctive broad white stripe across the chest was introduced by Jack Charlton in 1973 and was brought back for a one-off in 1996-97 and then again for the 2004-05 season due to popular demand. However, rumours abound that the band will not be on the next incarnation of the home strip - a move proving controversial with Boro fans.Old boro badge

Middlesbrough F.C. crest 1986-2007The Middlesbrough crest has gone through four incarnations since the formation of the club. Initially, the badge was simply the town of Middlesbrough's crest with a red lion instead of a blue lion in order to fit in with the club's colours. Following the adoption of the white band on the shirts in 1973, only the red lion remained with the letters "M.F.C" underneath in red. This was further adapted following the reformation of the club in 1986 to a circular crest with the lion in the middle and the words "Middlesbrough Football Club 1986" around the circle in order to reflect this new era. In 2007, Middlesbrough changed their crest once again, this time with the lion inside a shield and the words "Middlesbrough Football Club 1876" underneath. The Club stated that this was to reflect the club's long history and not just it's post-liquidation status.

The current kit is produced by Errea and is only available in the UK from the official club shops and Middlesbrough's online store. The club's shirt sponsor since 2004 has been the Gibraltarian online gambling portal, 888.com.Car maker Toyota is believed to be the club`s shirt sponsor from 2007-8 season.

 

Comments (8)

  1. fsc

needs to be bigger fornur background not very happy with dat :angry:

 
  1. fsc

New badge looks like a blindfolded person has drawn it. What\'s that wonky line doing under the word Middlesbrough and why is there uneven space around the words? The scroll is way too weak when reduced down. A total mess and needs doing again but properly.

 
  1. fsc

liam mac :cheer:

 
  1. povah

yer lol i uploaded it rong

 
  1. Ryan Smith

dont u mean Barcelona Home

 
  1. Jay

Yeah, nice idea here. Though I'm not sure about the green.

 
  1. povah

erm wot coulour shud i put there in sted lol

 
  1. Kane Spill

i think u shud go for yellow

 
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
Type the text presented in the image below

LATEST FOOTBALL KITS

Brentford 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

Brentford 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

The Brentford FC away kit by Adidas for the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season has been officially revealed. The new away kit sees The Bees wearing…
Derby County 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit

Derby County 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit

Derby County and Umbro revealed the Rams’ new away kit for the forthcoming 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season. The new-season’s collection is part…
Aberdeen 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

Aberdeen 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

Aberdeen revealed the brand-new 18/19 away kit by Adidas. The new away kit will be used during the 2018–19 Scottish Premiership (known as the…
Southampton 2018-19 Under Armour Away Kit

Southampton 2018-19 Under Armour Away Kit

Southampton Football Club launched its brand new Under Armour away football shirt for the 2018/19 season. The away kit takes inspiration from the…
Southampton 2018-19 Under Armour Home Kit

Southampton 2018-19 Under Armour Home Kit

Southampton Football Club launched its brand new Under Armour home football shirt for the 2018/19 season. The new home strips once again features the…
Nottingham Forest 2018-19 Macron Home Kit

Nottingham Forest 2018-19 Macron Home Kit

Nottingham Forest and Macron have presented the new home kit for the 2018-2019 season. The front of the shirt has wide vertical tone-on-tone lines of…
Dunfermline Athletic 2018-19 Home & Away Kits

Dunfermline Athletic 2018-19 Joma Home & Away Kits

Dunfermline Athletic launched the new 2018/2019 home and away kits. Once again provided by Technical Sponsor, Joma and sponsored by local…
Accrington Stanley 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

Accrington Stanley 2018-19 Adidas Away Kit

Accrington Stanley unveiled their new 2018/19 away kit by Adidas. The sky blue away kit is one which features a v-neck and will feature the famous…
Edinburgh City 2018-19 Joma Home Kit

Edinburgh City 2018-19 Joma Home Kit

Edinburgh City Football Club revealed their 2018/19 home kit by Joma for the upcoming season. Revealed exclusively as part of their crest launch…
Oxford United 2018-19 Puma Home Kit

Oxford United 2018-19 Puma Home Kit

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Singha Beer are to partner Oxford United next season, U’s Chairman Sumrith ‘Tiger’ Thanakarnjanasuth has…
Cambridge United 2018-19 Puma Home Kit

Cambridge United 2018-19 Puma Home Kit

Cambridge United have officially revealed the U's new Puma home kit for the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two season. The shirt's design remains with the…
Middlesbrough 2018-19 Hummel Home Kit

Middlesbrough 2018-19 Hummel Home Kit

This is the new Middlesbrough FC 18/19 Home football shirt by Hummel. The striking new Hummel home kit design is a tribute to the kit worn in 1986…
St Mirren 2018/19 Joma Away Kit

St Mirren 2018/19 Joma Away Kit

This is the new St.Mirren Football Club Away football shirt for Season 2018-2019. The new shirt is sponsored by Skyview Capital and manufactured by…
St Mirren 2018/19 Joma Home Kit

St Mirren 2018/19 Joma Home Kit

This is the new St.Mirren Football Club Home football shirt for Season 2018-2019. The new shirt is sponsored by Skyview Capital and manufactured by…
Hearts 2018-19 Umbro Home Kit

Hearts 2018-19 Umbro Home Kit

Heart of Midlothian launched the new Umbro home strip for season 2018/19. The jersey is a modern twist on a traditional Hearts home kit with subtle…
Crewe Alexandra 2018-19 FBT Away Kit

Crewe Alexandra 2018-19 FBT Away Kit

Crewe Alexandra Football Club unveiled the brand new away kit for the 2018/19 season. Football Thailand (FBT) will once again supply the kit & the…
Crewe Alexandra 2018-19 FBT Home Kit

Crewe Alexandra 2018-19 FBT Home Kit

Crewe Alexandra Football Club unveiled the brand new home kit for the 2018/19 season. Football Thailand (FBT) will once again supply the kit & the…
Trabzonspor 2018-19 Macron Away Kit

Trabzonspor 2018-19 Macron Away Kit

This is the new Trabzonspor away football shirt by Macron. The new away kit will be used during the 2018–19 Süper Lig, which is the 61st season of…
Trabzonspor 2018-19 Macron Home Kit

Trabzonspor 2018-19 Macron Home Kit

This is the new Trabzonspor home football shirt by Macron. The new home kit will be used during the 2018–19 Süper Lig, which is the 61st season of…
Liverpool 2018-19 New Balance Away Kit

Liverpool 2018-19 New Balance Away Kit

Liverpool FC's new away kit for the 2018-19 season made by New Balance has been officially revealed. The New Balance design comes in a deep violet…