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England: New Three Lions Crest Revealed


The Football Association has unveiled a new Three Lions Crest for the FA and England teams, which will be worn for the first time when England wears their new Umbro shirts for the March 28th friendly against Slovakia at Wembley.

Pictured above is the new FA crest (left) and the new England one (right). The new designs take its inspiration from the 1948-49 crest, and the new England crest features a lighter blue, and more authentic tudor roses.

According to the FA “The single-lion emblem was first adopted by Henry II when he became King of England in 1154. It was added to by Richard I (The Lion-heart) who added a second, and then third lion by the end of his reign in 1199. However it was not until 1872, nine years after The FA was established, that the Crest featured in an England game, adorning the players’ shirts in the world’s first international match, between England and Scotland in Glasgow.”

What do you think about the new England crest? Click the comments link below and let us know.

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  1. Tudor Fan

    January 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

    what do the 3 lions and the Tudor roses mean because I think its related to Henry the VII?

  2. dt

    November 30, 2009 at 11:24 am

    The new lions look as if they’ve been drawn by a 5 year old, awful!

  3. The Gaffer

    March 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

    This one is definitely a fake. For the real England home shirt, you can see it at

    The Gaffer

  4. The Gaffer

    March 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Sorry lads for the mistake in the earlier version of this article. I’ve now corrected the mistakes. Thanks for your eagle eyes.

    The Gaffer

  5. del carmen

    March 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

    the chaps are correct – that is the old crest on the fake shirt….

  6. James

    March 2, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Both those logo’s are the new logo! One is the one to be used by the FA, and the other is the one for the England shirt! How can you get it so wrong?
    Anyway, new logo, fine, it’s not a bad representation, but one wonders if it really needed doing?

    “another piece of evidence that leads me to continue to think that the pictures of the new England home shirt that were leaked are authentic.” – or, in fact, just the opposite, as that is clearly the old logo – borrow an england shirt off someone and take a squizz yourself.

  7. Matt

    March 2, 2009 at 10:07 am

    “Pictured above is the old crest (left) and the new one (right). The new design takes its inspiration from the 1948-49 crest, and features a lighter blue, ‘The FA’ replaced with ‘England,’ and more authentic tudor roses.”

    Err… No. That’s the new England Logo and the new FA Logo. The major change is the shape of the lions (plus new red tongues). Both of the above logos are the new version. Plus I agree with the above. The ‘new shirt’ has the old logo on it.

  8. Steve P

    March 2, 2009 at 9:42 am

    “The new crest is another piece of evidence that leads me to continue to think that the pictures of the new England home shirt that were leaked are authentic. Reason being is that the shirt (pictured below) features the new crest, not the old one. Who, other than Umbro and the FA, knew this information?”

    What?!?!?! The crest on that leaked shirt isn’t the new one! It is completely different…look at the positioning of the tudor rose for a start!

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