In 1882, the two Coatbridge football clubs, Albion FC and Rovers FC, merged to form Albion Rovers Football Club. Their greatest achievement came in 1920, when they defeated Rangers FC in order to advance to the Scottish Cup final, losing narrowly to Kilmarnock 3-2 at Celtic Park. Although greater success has eluded Albion Rovers ever since, they have demonstrated their ingenuity and ability to adapt to change by introducing a ‘pay what you can’ season ticket for the 2014-15 season.
In 1961, they introduced a badge featuring symbols of the two clubs that united in 1882, a rose superimposed over a pair of crossing cutlasses. A variation of this badge has continued ever since.
For the redesign I simply updated their current badge and added the date of their founding. I also moved the rose to the bottom of the badge and added a traditional football above the cutlasses.
They’ve been fighting on for more than 132 years and are currently contesting leadership in the Scottish League Two, only three points away from leaders Arbroath. May the rest of this season be a rewarding one for the Wee Rovers!