Edinburgh City Football Club was first formed in 1928 as an amateur side, akin to Queen’s Park. Although the club joined the Scottish Football League in 1931, they struggled throughout the fifteen subsequent seasons and reverted to junior status in 1946. By 1955, the lease at their playing ground (City Park) expired and the football club folded, continuing only as a social club.
In 1966, Postal United Football Club was established and adopted the Edinburgh City name in 1986. By the mid-1990s, this new incarnation of Edinburgh City became members of the Scottish Football Association. They competed in the Lowland League until 2016, when they gained promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League.
In their early years, the kit of the original Edinburgh City FC featured the coat of arms of Edinburgh. By 1938, the club used an ‘ECFC’ monogram as their badge. Upon the adoption of the Edinburgh City name by Postal United, a new badge, featuring a castle above the club’s initials was used. In 1998, a new club badge was launched, featuring the same castle from 1986, encircled by the club’s full name. For the 2018/19 season, an update on this badge was introduced which includes a gold accent.
I first published my redesign of the Edinburgh City badge on 4 August 2017. Due to the relative discontinuty of Edinburgh City’s history, I decided to do away with the castle altogether, instead opting for a stylised monogram, round so as to suggest a football. This redesign is seen below.
The redesigned home kit consists of a white top with black shorts, the traditional Edinburgh City colour scheme since 1928. The top features black details in a scheme resembling the England National Team Admiral strip from the early 1980s. The away kit is inspired primarily by the 2016/17 Edinburgh City away kit.
As ever, I am indebted to Dave at Historical Football Kits for some of the historical information used above.