The history of Leicester City's club crests depicting foxes is perhaps the most consistent in the land. The club gained its nickname from the once-famous practise of fox hunting in Leicestershire. This dates back to before the Second World War, when the club was known as Leicester Fosse F.C.
An red and blue illustrated fox design first appeared on Leicester shirts in the 1948/49 season with the addition of two whips soon implemented until the early 1980s. The crest became simplified to a single fox once again until the club decided to revert to including the clubs full name within a roundel once again.
The current Leicester City badge incorporating a fox’s head surrounded by a cinquefoil flower crest was adopted in 1991 with the launch of a new corporate identity. Whilst seeing tweaks to colour application and design for the clubs 125th anniversary the crest has stayed much the same ever since and is now known across the globe after the club’s recent immense league title success.
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Written by Harry Almond