The England Football Association (or FA) has revealed a new version of its ‘Three Lions’ Crest that serves as visual identity of The FA and England teams.
The new design takes its inspiration from the 1948-49 Crest and has been refreshed to give what the FA calls “greater visual standout in today’s digital environment.”
According to the FA, the the Crest “draws directly from the significant heritage the Crest embodies — namely the College of Arms version commissioned by The FA in 1948.” This is the first time since 2002 that The FA has made changes to its Crest.
The new ‘Three Lions’ Crest includes redrawn Three Lions, more authentic-looking Tudor roses and a new colourway for the England Crest — lighter blue — to differentiate it from the previous version and enhance its on-shirt presence.
The England Senior Team will wear the Crest and its 2009/11 Umbro kit for the first time on 28 March in the match against Slovakia at Wembley Stadium.
Here is a leak of the England 2009/11 Umbro home kit. It seems to have the old FA Crest however.