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...
2nd row: PSG, Juventus, Atalanta, Sheffield Wednesday, Torino, Newcastle Utd.
3rd row: Lazio, Casino Salzburg, Bari, Fiorentina, Nantes, Palermo.
Bottom row: Bayer Leverkusen, Udinese, Flamengo, Ajax, Dynamo Kiev, Borussia Dortmund.