7 July 2012

History of the Irish FA Badge

The Irish FA badge has evolved gradually, and occasionally drastically, over the last 130-odd years...

ON THE SHIRT:


1920s (away/amateur)
1890s

1920s


1950*
1920s (goalkeeper)

1930s*

1952-1957

1957-1967

1967-1976
(also appeared on a patch 
sewn  onto shirt) 
1977
1982-1983 (Spain 82 away)
1983-1986

1986-1990
(first time "Northern Ireland" appeared on badge)

1986-1990
(with additional Mexico 86 script)

1990-1992 (home)
1990-1992 (away)
1992-1994
1994
1994-1996

1996-1998

1998-1999
(badge also embroidered
directly onto shirt)
1998
(worn with dark border 
against Finland only)
1999-2002

2002-2004

2004-2006

2005


 2006-2008

2008-2010

2010-2012

2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-

* While the shamrock style badge was worn on the shirts in the 1930s and 1940s, the IFA continued to use a Celtic cross style badge for other purposes. See the caps illustrated below.

JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL SHIRTS:
As noted below, the Junior international side wore a simplified shamrock badge for many years rather than the celtic cross style badge worn by the senior team.

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1920s
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IN PRINTED MEDIA:
- Full - Amateur - Junior -
1924 Hignett's Cigarettes

1893 Match Ticket

Adverture Stamp
(1936)

Panini Europa 
1980 Sticker Album


Panini World Cup 
1982 Sticker Album
Panini World Cup
1986 Sticker Album
Panini Northern Ireland
Sticker Collection 2015



More to follow.


If you can provide better or additional pictures please get in touch.

With thanks to Roy Cathcart, Francis Heaney, Barry Rojack and Alan Crossley.


See Also:
Kits Out
Caps

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