Athletic Bilbao home jersey 2013/14

During first half of 2013 Nike sold Umbro and subsequently took over a number of Umbro clubs among them Bilbao.

Athletic Bilbao home jersey 2013/14

 

The Athletic Club Bilbao club logo.

Athletic Bilbao club logo

 

How does the club logo relate to the coat of arms of the city of Bilbao ? let’s check it out.

 

City of Bilbao coat of arms

Not much red and white to be found. But in fact Bilbao found the club colors in England and not locally. Southampton is inspiration for Bilbao as well as for Atletico. But otherwise one does recognize the bridge and the church behind.

Why they left out the wolf / dog which seems to be a symbol of the city is unknown.

Green seems to be popular color also in this context as reflected both in the coat of arms as well as in the club logo.

 

Region:

The city of Bilbao is located in the province of Biskaya in the Basque Country.

 

Club Athletic Bilbao jersey Biskaya logo

 

So probably the region of Bilbao sponsors the football club.

 

Bizkaia province logo

 

 

Green has always been a pre-dominant color in the Basque Country which is indeed very green.

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