Classic Football Crests of the 1980s

Lyon crest 1980 to 1989
Roma crest 1980 to 1981
Boca Juniors crest 1970 to 1996
Inter crest 1978 to 1988
Leicester City crest 1983 to 1992
Milan crest 1979 to 1986
Paris Saint-Germain crest 1982 to 1986
Juventus crest 1979 to 1990
Atalanta crest 1981 to 1993
Sheffield Wednesday crest 1973 to 1995
Torino crest 1983 to 1990
Newcastle United 1983 to 1988
Lazio crest 1982 to 1987
Austria Salzburg crest 1978 to 1995
Bari crest 1979 to 2014
Fiorentina crest 1981 to 1991
Nantes crest 1987 to 1997
Palermo crest 1979 to 1987
Bayer Leverkusen 1984 to 1996
Udinese crest 1984 to 1995
Flamengo crest 1980 to 1983
AJAX crest 1928 to 1990
Dynamo Kiev crest 1972 to 1989
Borussia Dortmund crest 1978 to 1993

Some brilliant designs here, featuring several iconic classics that a few clubs haven't managed to improve upon over the years. For instance, a quick glance at the Torino crest evolution and the Atalanta crest evolution shows that these are probably the best designs the clubs have had, and it seems strange that the clubs don't utilise them a bit more on merchandising as there seems to be a real market for retro-inspired football gear at the moment.

What we love about many of these 1980s crests is that they bear little resemblance to any other designs that the club has done before, or since. For example, the Juventus, Milan and Inter designs of the 1980s are radically different from their 'usual' style of crests.

We also love the simplicity of some of the 1980s logos. The average young fan wouldn't be put off at having a go at scrawling one of these on their school bags, books and pencil cases. And for us, that's the sign of a great badge. Look at that superb, iconic Sheffield Wednesday design for instance, if you were a kid in Sheffield you would happily have a go at drawing that without even lifting the pen off the paper!

Anyway, for those who want to know which clubs these 1980s crests are from, here you go...

Top row (left to right): Lyon, Roma, Boca Juniors, Inter, Leicester City, Milan.

2nd row: Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Atalanta, Sheffield Wednesday, Torino, Newcastle United.

3rd row: Lazio, Casino Salzburg, Bari, Fiorentina, Nantes, Palermo.

Bottom row: Bayer Leverkusen, Udinese, Flamengo, Ajax, Dynamo Kiev, Borussia Dortmund.