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Swansea City unveil new crest for 2021-22 season

30th June 2021

Swansea City is excited to reveal a new club crest for the 2021-22 campaign, which includes a nod to one of the greatest achievements in our 109-year history.

The crest, which will adorn our home, away and goalkeeper kits throughout the upcoming Championship season, is inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Swans’ first-ever promotion to the top-flight in 1981.

The original badge design was used on a number of the club’s printed and promotional materials during that unforgettable period as John Toshack’s side reached the First Division in 1981, before launching a top-flight title assault on their way to a sixth-place finish the following season.

The crest was displayed on matchday programmes and posters and flyers for upcoming fixtures – as can be seen in the image below - and featured a Swan sitting atop the castle from the city’s coat of arms.

Swansea City crest 1980

The new design is an updated, modernised representation of that crest, which supporters will remember was also used as the club badge on Swansea City’s jerseys between 1992 and 1997.

But the decision to return to a version of the design is meant as an acknowledgement and homage to a golden era in Swansea’s history with the likes of Alan Curtis, Robbie James, Leighton James, Wyndham Evans, Jeremy Charles and Nigel Stevenson among those to play starring roles in the early 1980s.

If you want to relive that period you can access a series of new written and video features put together to mark the 40th anniversary of promotion at Preston in 1981 HERE and HERE.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news about the crest and the 2021-22 season on our official website, app and social media channels at 10am on Thursday, July 1.