Dagenham & Redbridge have this morning unveiled their new club crest, becoming their second one since 2015.
One much talked about change is the year date on it which is ‘1881’ instead of their previous one which had ‘1992’ on it.
In July 2014, the club announced a new crest competition with the winning design looking like this…
Th 2015/16 season saw the Daggers relegated from the English Football League.
As mentioned by HistoricalKits, a financial crisis saw the club taken over by a consortium of seven American sports entrepreneurs who stabilised the finances.
The new regime launched yet another new crest today, a simplified version of the 1993 coat-of-arms badge. The date, 1881, printed on the oak tree refers to the formation of Ilford FC, the oldest of the predecessor clubs that went to form the modern club.
The club wrote: “Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club are delighted to update all platforms to our new badge.
“The change comes as part of the re-branding promised by Executive Chairman Peter B. Freund.
“Speaking in April, he said: ‘We have decided to return to a version of the club’s original badge which celebrates the history of the club which can be traced back to 1881 in its various forms.’
“Further updates will come as we approach the start of the new season.”
Following the new crest being unveiled, fans took to give heir reaction on it, some liked it, others couldn’t help but point out the date – check out those tweets on the next page.