The story behind the Rams being named the Rams dates back to the 1800s, when Derbyshire County Cricket Club helped shape the crest, and in turn the name, that thousands now pack into Pride Park each week to see on display.
The cricket club chose to incorporate the famous Ram’s head onto their badge because of the historical link between Derbyshire and the woolen industry. Then, in 1884 Derbyshire County Cricket Club decided to expand their horizons and formed Derby County F.C. The club badge, and most importantly the Ram, was instantly adopted by the new football team.
Over the coming years; the countless promotions and relegations, the Brian Clough era that no one will ever forget, and the 1 win in Premier League season that everyone will want to quickly forget, the club badge evolved into the stylised, iconic design currently used today.
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Written by Dave Farthing