The original Aberdeen FC crest, similar to the current one, was launched in November 1972 and designed by Donald Addison.
The crest then consisted of the 'A' depicting a side view of a goal, with a 'circle' in the centre of the 'A' depicting a ball.
It was not until around the time of Aberdeen FC winning the European Cup Winners Cup in 1983 that the wording 'Aberdeen Football Club' was added around the outside of the existing crest / logo. The reason for this was due to the fact that until that point, nobody outside of Scotland recognised the crest as that of Aberdeen FC. This of course started to change anyway after victory over Real Madrid in Gothenburg.
The current version of the crest, with further minor alterations, was launched at the start of the 1997-98 season.
Thanks to Dave Macdermid, Marketing Manager at Aberdeen FC, for the above crest and information.
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