PHOTO: Manchester City unveils new ‘old’ crest for Summer 2016

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Here’s the new crest. Similar to the old crest.

Manchester City rolled out a new team badge on Saturday, a day after it leaked online.

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The new version, which will hit the scene this summer, eschews the bird, stars and motto to bring a modern look to the logo City used from 1972-1997.

It now incorporates the club’s founding year, 1894, and a red rose. In a excellent move, the club quizzed its supporters and utilized what they most identified with the club.

From MCFC.com:

The fans’ three favourite symbols, all of which are integral to the new design were, in order of preference:

– the Manchester ship (85%) which has appeared on all three of the club’s previous badges and symbolises the city’s trading links and its global outlook

– the three rivers  (67%) – the Irwell,  Medlock and Irk –  the lifeblood of the city, featured on Manchester’s coat of arms and which have featured on two of the club’s three previous badges

– the red rose  (60%) from the original Manchester coat of arms and one of the past badges, symbolising the Club’s early heritage and historic connection with Lancashire

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