West Bromwich logo

West Bromwich Albion logo

The club was created by the workers of the Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich in 1878. Originally, the team was called West Bromwich Strollers, and today’s name West Bromwich Albion has been existing since 1880. Albion was the area of West Bromwich, where the team members lived or worked.

In 1885, the team gained professional status. Then, in the eighties of the nineteenth century, the Throstles reached the final of the FA Cup for four times in, and after three first setbacks, the trophy was finally recovered in 1888. The same year, the team became one of the twelve founders of the Football League. In 1901, it moved to the stadium “Hawthorns”.

The nickname Throstles is considered to be the official due to the fact that the emblem of the club has an image of a thrush. In the beginning, the bird was depicted sitting on the crossbar of the gate, but now instead of the crossbar on the West Bromwich emblem there is a branch of the hawthorn, hence the other nickname is “Hawthorns”.

West Bromwich Albion symbol

Football fans often called the West Bromwich players Baggies. According to the history, the appearance of it goes back to those early years of the late XIX and early XX centuries, when the main fans of the club were the workers of the nearby enterprise of West Brom – Salter’s Spring Works.

They went to the games of their favorite team wearing baggy trousers, and the fans of the rivals started calling the players of the team Baggies. According to another version, leather bags were used to collect money for tickets, and the nickname went from this. There is a third theory; it says that the nickname arose because the players played in baggy shorts.

West Bromwich logo history

For all the time of the club’s existence, we can distinguish two logos: the first one included the image of a thrush bird located on the crossbeam, the second one was modern, it also included the name of the club West Bromwich Albion, and hawthorn branch replaced the crossbar. The thrush had been a constant symbol throughout the history of the club. But why did designers depict exactly this bird? If you have a songbird on a coat of arms, then be kind and think up a beautiful legend about how the animal appeared on the West Bromwich emblem. In the WBA, children are told that the thrush often sat on the crossbar of the gate. So that’s why it was depicted until the carcass was replaced by the hawthorn leaves. It is known that these birds prefer nesting in Crataegus bushes, which were growing in the place of the future stadium. But adults know another version:  in the early 20th century, the players were often going to a brothel, where girls kept a thrush in the cage. So the symbol was chosen. In the ’30s the birds were kept in the stadium and, according to legend, bird’s beautiful singing meant that the team was about to win.

West Bromwich Albion emblem

But the West Bromwich logo was not always adorned with a thrush. During the period of 1994-2000, the players had the image of the coat of arms of West Bromwich city instead of the club emblem on their T-shirts. There was no thrush. And in the period of 1975-1986, a simple white inscription in the capital letters of the full name of the club – WBA, which is considered to be the West Bromwich Albion logo in those years, was applied to the players’ t-shirts.

Today, the West Bromwich Albion logo has the same song thrush, sitting on a branch of hawthorn, enclosed in the form of a shield. In the upper part of the shield, there is the full name of the club in blue color on a white background, and the second part of the shield is made in a blue-and-white strip, indicating the color and design of the footballers’ uniform.

West Bromwich logo colors

HEX COLOR: #2d3e83;
RGB(45, 62, 131)
HSL(228, 49%, 35%)
HEX COLOR: #f3e2c4;
RGB(30, 183, 238)
HSL(196, 86%, 53%)
HEX COLOR: #2fa85b;
RGB(243, 226, 196)
HSL(38, 66%, 86%)
HEX COLOR: #a84e5a;
RGB(168, 78, 90)
HSL(352, 37%, 48%)
HEX COLOR: #916133;
RGB(145, 97, 51)
HSL(29, 48%, 38%)
Hex Color: #FFFFFF;
HSL(0, 0%, 100%)