used in numerous badges with various wording
Also with wording underneath in 2010 Wembley play-off
The programme for the home
match v Wellington, on 3 Sept 1960, had the
following to say in editor Vic Couling's "Club
"There were in the region of sixty entries
for the competition to devise a Club badge, some
of them very artistic and neatly executed, but
the one submitted by Mr. S.E.V. Clarke, of 19
Fernhill Road, Cowley, was eventually chosen.
Congratulations, Mr. Clarke, and your thought of
a background "H" to always remind us of
"Headington", had much to do with the selection.
Our thanks are extended to all the entrants for
the painstaking efforts taken to produce some
really fine designs, and it would be a matter of
extreme interest if it was possible to ascertain
the aggregate number of hours spent in devising
all the entries."
This badge was never actually worn on the
This was the first badge that
was actually used on an Oxford United shirt, and
also the first to incorporate an image of an ox
The ox head logo was designed
by Desmond Morris, the well known zoologist & author, and a
former Director of OUFC. "When
the board asked me to design a new emblem in 1978 I replaced
the old bull with a simple, powerful bull's head with a
fiercely determined expression that was charging straight at
you. The simplicity of the design meant that, not only could
it easily be copied by fans, but it also showed up clearly
at a distance, even when worn as a badge on the player's
kit. Other clubs
often have badges that are so complicated that you have be
be very close to them to see the details and I wanted to
badge was used for almost 20 seasons, along with
various combinations of wording.
This badge was
used to mark the Centenary season of the club,
on home shirts only. It was a forerunner
of the badge design of 1996, having the Ox head
over a stylised ford, and placed within a
For this badge the ox head
was placed inside a shield, once again over the
image of a ford, and used with, and without,
wording inside the shield.
The current club crest was
designed by an employee of the club and has been
used since the move to the new stadium.