The Evolution of the Boca Juniors Crest
Boca Juniors crest 1922 to 1955
The first Boca Juniors crest dates back to 1922. It featured the full club initials of CABJ (Club Atlético Boca Juniors) with the 'C' and 'J' cleverly mirroring each other to frame the A and B. Boca's famous horizontal blue and gold band is also shown through the middle of the shield and lettering.
The club's colours were apparently adopted from the flag of Sweden in 1907, when the players who worked at the port of La Boca decided that the club would take the colours of the next ship that sailed into the port. In came a Swedish ship, and the rest is history...
Boca Juniors crest 1955 to 1960
To celebrate Boca Juniors 50th anniversary a new crest was designed with laurel leaves framing it. The colouring on the new crest was changed to reflect the appearance of the team's shirt, with the solid gold band going right across the blue shield.
Boca Juniors crest 1970 to 1996
The fully-named crest of the sixties lasted another ten years before Boca Juniors club president Alberto Armando came up with the innovative idea of adding a star on the crest for every title won by the club. So thirty stars were added, which showcased Boca's success as Argentinian football league winners (including amateur titles), and the fans loved it.
The club initials were also back, this time in a really unique font that would become heavily associated with the club in the 1970s and 80s. There are some beautiful Argentinian football club crests around, but this took things to a different level - a fantastic design that has formed the basis of one of the world's greatest football crests, a badge now known immediately as Boca's by football fans across the globe.
Boca Juniors crest 1996 to 2007
1996 saw the iconic band removed from the crest and the CABJ initials changed to a much chunkier font. And obviously more stars were added for the extra titles that had been won.
Boca Juniors crest 2007 to 2009