The first time the team used a logo on the kits was in the late 1940s. Before that, clubs weren’t officially required to have a logo. The original Crystal Palace FC logo depicted a shield divided into two fields by a black stripe. The colors of the fields – claret and blue – were borrowed from the team’s uniforms. On the background, there was the Crystal Palace.
2013 - Present
In advance of the 2013 playing season, the Crystal Palace created a new logo, which actually looks more like the 1973 badge than the 1993 logo. The now aggressive phoenix in blue and white clutching a football towering above the crystal palace in silver. A blue with a red trim banner with the wordmark “CRYSTAL PALACE F.C.” in white.
1994 - 2013
While the following badge preserved the structure of its forerunner, the eagle now had a more aggressive, eagle-like look, as the club’s chairman Ron Noades supposed that the bird from the old logo could have been easily mistaken for a phoenix.
1973 - 1994
Malcom Allison arrived as manager in 1973 and totally rebranded the club. He changed the shirt colors to red and blue stripes, with the Eagles nickname, and a ‘phoenix’ looking eagle to represent the rising from the Crystal Palace ashes was displayed with the palace in a new club badge.
1972 - 1973
This simple design without the Crystal Palace was chosen by the club after they held a competition amongst fans for the 1972 season. Encircled wordmark “THE GLAZIERS CRYSTAL PALACE F.C.” in white on a red background. Centered is the initials “CP” in blue.
1967 - 1972
Diagonal wordmark scripted “Crystal Palace” in yellow on a red background.
1964 - 1967
Blue and red half shape designs with a gap.
1960 - 1964
A more elaborate version of the famous glass building was adopted in 1955 by the Glaziers. A flowing white with gold trim banner in front with a wordmark “CRYSTAL PALACE F.C.” in black.
1955 - 1960
Although the club was founded in 1905, no official club crest was used until the late 1940s when an image of the Crystal Palace with a claret and blue shield was produced.