Portsmouth FC unveiled a new crest which differs significantly from the old crest.
It removes the 'three points' and the 'star and moon' now have a three dimentional look. The 'moon' also has more diameter and looks quite like the citys Coat of Arms.
Its the first significant change of the emblem for 15 years. The new-look design is an update of the traditional star and crescent and will be used for the first time in the programme for the club's clash with Fulham on Sunday.
Gone is the Old English- style typeface upon a golden scroll and in comes a bold Portsmouth FC banner across the centre of the shield.
The new design also boasts a three-dimensional effect. Lines have been scored within the crescent moon and striking star.
Slight changes in the shades of the historical symbols ensure the overall effect is that of an emblem reflecting a strong light.
The three tiers of the shield have been significantly played down, creating a simpler, more modern design. The new emblem had been kept closely under wraps by club bosses.But the club unveiled it to the public for the first time.
Despite the new design the familiar 'smiley face' design with the crescent moon on the badge has been kept. The club's crest now bears a closer resemblance to Portsmouth City Council's own logo. Throughout Pompey's history the club has tried several different designs before reverting to the basic gold star and crescent. In the 1950s and 1960s the traditional crest was emblazoned on the shirt in white rather than gold – believed to have been due to white being a cheaper alternative.
In 1980 the club scrapped the original crest and replaced it with a new design. This crest showed a football on top of an anchor, representing the Royal Navy, and a sword, representing the Army.
Another version included a circular version of the star and crescent crest in place of the football. In 1993 the original crest was reinstated and remains to the present day. The only change since then until today was last year when bosses added 'Since 1898' to the badge underneath the club's name.