There are a myriad of fascinating, attractive and storied logos in the colorful world of football.
1. Santa Fe
Though many will hate it, or just find it plain boring, the logo of Club Independiente Santa Fe takes out top spot on the list for its entrancing, curious restraint.
2. Club Universidad Nacional
Mexico City giants Club Universidad Nacional, commonly known simply as Pumas, have gone through a number of team emblems, and most of them have been pretty stylish.
3. Kashima Antlers
Seven-times J-League champions the Kashima Antlers might be named after an animal's body part, but they sure have a refined and attractive club emblem.
The colors are taken from the national flag, while the good-looking chap with the thousand-yard stare is Mapuche chief Colocolo, who bravely fought the Spanish in the Arauco war.
5. Tout Puissant Mazembe
Congolese football club Tout Puissant Mazembe, founded by monks in 1939, are nicknamed "The Ravens."
It stands to reason, then, that their magnificent emblem features a crocodile with a soccer ball in its mouth.
The highly stylized crest of Ajax Amsterdam depicts the Greek hero Ajax, who you might remember from such epic poems as The Iliad.
The picture is made up of 11 lines, to represent the 11 players on a football team.
7. Club Tijuana
The handsome fellow featured in the emblem is a hairless Xoloitzcuintles dog, which is native to the north-eastern region of Mexico and the chosen mascot of the club.
In 1928 a journalist proposed that a popular vote be held to determine whether AS Bari's symbol would be a rooster or a robin.
In case you can't tell from the logo, the fans opted for the rooster.
Perhaps the only football logo to feature babies suckling on a she-wolf, the AS Roma badge of course depicts the founding myth of the city of Rome.
10. Vasco Da Gama
Founded by Portuguese immigrants in Rio de Janeiro in 1898, the name and emblem of Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama pay tribute to the Portuguese explorer who had sailed from Europe to India some 400 years earlier.
11. Portland Timbers
Clean, bold and somewhat threatening, the Portland Timbers crest is the pick of the MLS logos.
It's all very green to represent the forests of Oregon, and of course the standout feature is the mighty ax propped up right in the middle.
12. Newcastle United
The prancing beasts which flank the Newcastle United badge are in fact stylized seahorses (perhaps originally drawn by someone who had never actually seen a seahorse), which also appear on the city's coat of arms.
There are various theories as to why the bat became a mascot of the city, but what is clear is that, combined with the vertical red and yellow stripes and the old school football, it makes for a funky badge.
14. 1. FC Koln
The logo of 1. FC Koln is a fairly standard affair. It has the outline of a cathedral with a red circle, with the club's name laid over the top.
Oh yes, and it is bestraddled by a large billy goat.
15. Kaizer Chiefs
Legendary South African player Kaizer Motaung returned to his homeland after a stint in the North American Soccer League, where he played for the Atlanta Chiefs, to found a new team.
16. Manchester United
The original logo, which included the ship at the top, was based on the city of Manchester's coat of arms, with the trident-wielding archfiend added to the mix in 1970.
Well, another factor in the change was that when they went to get a rubber stamp made, the shop owner recommended they opt for a shorter, cheaper name. A poster of Newbery’s balloon on the wall of the shop caught their eye, and the rest is history.
When the Club de Regatas, a rowing club, was formed in Rio de Janeiro in 1894, black and white were selected as the official colors and the Lone Star, the first star in the night sky, was chosen as the symbol.
The liver stork, symbol of the city, holds pride of place, while the club's timeless motto runs across the top. The flames on either side of the badge pay homage to those lost at the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989.
Though Sport Club Corinthians Paulista was started by rail workers in 1910, its logo, which features rope, paddles and an anchor, has a distinctly nautical feel about it.