The current crest of Wrexham AFC was introduced in 1973 after a newspaper competition was held to design a new image for the club to celebrate its centenary. (Bizarrely later research showed the club to have been originally formed on 28th September 1872 and not in 1873 as still shown on the crest!)
The crest itself can be split into three distinct sections:
In the top section, the feathers of the Prince of Wales are displayed. Interestingly, permission had to be sought from Buckingham Palace before this image could first be used on the crest. The words "Ich Dien" mean "I serve" in German. However, in old Welsh, "Eich Dyn" means "Your Man", and some believe this to be the original motto of the Prince's 14th century coat of arms. The green background is one of the two background field colours of the Welsh flag.
Below, in the middle section of the crest, two dragons represent the country of Wales, whilst the football they hold marks the sport played by the club. The white background is the second background field colour of the Welsh flag.
At the bottom of the crest, the motto banner shows the club name and the year of its formation (as believed to be correct at the time of the crest's creation!)
Thanks to Bill Wingrove, Commercial Director at Wrexham AFC, and Alan Morris for the above crest and information. (Additional information from Philologos website.)
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