It’s been far too long since my last dive into the world of Scottish football badge redesigning. Inspired by a recent visit to Fife, I decided to challenge myself with the Scottish League Two, the fourth tier in the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), beginning with East Fife Football Club.
East Fife has a special place in the history of Scottish football. East Fife has appeared in three Scottish Cup Finals (1927, 1938, 1950), reigning victorious against Kilmarnock in the final replay before a crowd of 92,716 at Hampden Park on 27 April 1938. East Fife are the only club from the second tier to have ever won the Scottish Cup and it’s also worth noting that they have also won the Scottish League Cup three times (1948, 1950, 1954), a first among all Scottish clubs.
For the redesign, I experimented with many variations on their current badge, but instead opted for a more minimalistic script (inspired in part by their 1973-76 ‘EFFC’ strip). In order to commemorate their Scottish Cup feat, I have added a star to their badge. I also made use of a pickaxe for the bar of the ‘F’ in order to acknowledge the social history of the former Burgh of Buckhaven and Methil and the historical importance of coal mining in East Fife. ‘Mon the Fifers!