Manchester City announced Tuesday that the club will change their current logo and go back to wearing a round badge.
City has had three major badges since the 1930s, with two of those being round badges. The current logo with the eagle was implemented in 1997.
The club took fans input about a possible change, and according to City, the overwhelming majority of fans are in favor for a switch back to a round badge.
“I am delighted that the Club consulted with the fans about our most important symbol,” Kevin Parker, general secretary of the Manchester City FC Supporters Club told mcfc.co.uk. “ It is impressive that they canvassed our opinions on this matter and that they want to reflect our feedback in the ultimate design.
“On a personal note, while the Eagle badge will rightly live on in fans’ hearts, minds and on football kits for all that it has come to symbolise over the years, I am pleased that we will once again see the round design which has twice featured in our past badges.”
The club stated in their announcement that, “Having analysed all responses received, the Club can confirm that there is an overwhelming desire amongst Cityzens for the badge to evolve and that a round design, as used in two of the Club’s three previous crests, is by far the most popular shape and remained so throughout the consultation process.
“The Club has therefore been working with our designers to establish a badge which most authentically reflects both Manchester City Football Club and the city of Manchester and which takes into account the feedback received during this consultation.”