The ten worst football badges as Leeds United unveil new club crest

Leeds United's new crest.

Leeds United have added themselves to football's hall of shame with their new club crest.

Football is no stranger to awful, poorly-designed, lazy, or simply crazy club badges, of course - one browse through some of the crests in Germany will show you how "minimalist" becomes "we really could have done better". There's actually no way to know Hamburg SV's logo is indeed Hamburg SV's logo, for example.

But the lack of imagination in some of Germany's crests can perhaps be explained by some of the clubs that supposedly do put some thought into their design. Leeds, for example, claim they've spent half a year coming up with their new crest, and consulted more people than they can fit into the Don Revie Stand at Elland Road. You'd think they would have come up with something better after that.

Check out the gallery for a look at 10 of the worst crests in football.

Which is the worst football club badge you know?

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Real Madrid set sights on Man United's David De Gea after missing out on Kepa

David Cooper 24/01/2018
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David De Gea

Real Madrid have reset their sights on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, according to Marca.

Los Blancos were exploring the possibility of signing Kepa Arrizabalaga only for the Athletic Bilbao stopper to agree a new seven-and-a-half year contract with his boyhood club.

The 23-year-old’s new deal includes a €80million release clause, a significant increase on the €20million figure in his previous contract.

The new price tag would put Kepa in the same bracket as De Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois but the Premier League duo are considered better value for money considering their vast amount of experience at the top level.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has ruled out making any additions in January but the search for a goalkeeper is nothing new.

Indeed, Real infamously failed to conclude a deal for De Gea in the summer of 2015 but the excellent form of Keylor Navas has papered over the problem.

Now, though, Madrid will explore the possibility of signing the Spain No1 in the next transfer window after Kepa’s decision to stay in Bilbao.

On signing his deal yesterday Kepa said: “I am very happy to continue in what I consider my home.

“I have been here for almost 15 years, I joined when I was nine.

“It is a very important moment. for me and for my career, I am happy that after a long negotiation everything has come to fruition. Since I was little I’ve been an Athletic fan and always will be.

“Those who are close to me or more know me know that I am a person who likes to analyse everything before making a decision. I have taken my time and I want to thank the club that respected it to make my decision.

“There have been proposals but I considered that the best thing for me was to remain at Athletic for a long time.”

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola hoping to complete Wembley hat-trick next month

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Pep Guardiola is hoping to complete a Wembley hat-trick next month after Manchester City’s quadruple ambitions were kept alive by safe passage into the Carabao Cup final.

Guardiola’s side secured a 5-3 aggregate triumph over Bristol City after beating the Sky Bet Championship outsiders 3-2 at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night.

City will now play either Arsenal or Chelsea at Wembley on February 25 – a stadium which holds special resonance for Guardiola after Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe there twice during his time at the club.

Guardiola played in Barcelona’s first European Cup success at the old Wembley in 1992, and he was in charge when they beat Manchester United at the rebuilt stadium in 2011.

“It is a special place for my career, as a football player I won in the old Wembley when Barcelona won the Champions League for the first time,” Guardiola said.

“I also won there as a manager, but it is not just special for me. It is special for all of us at Manchester City.

“We are so happy to be in the final, it is an achievement for everybody.”

Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero rewarded City’s dominance and put them in cruise control with goals either side of the interval.

But Marlon Pack and Aden Flint levelled to send a 26,000 sell-out Ashton Gate crowd into raptures.

Kevin De Bruyne, however, had the last word as he restored City’s lead on the night with the final kick of the match.

“I think we played amazing in the first half, but we lost control,” added Guardiola, who said he was unsure whether England defender Kyle Walker had broken his nose after receiving a kick on it late on.

“Maybe that will be good for the Champions League against Basel, it shows that 90 minutes is too long and anything can happen.

“Last season we were in the semi-final of the FA Cup and I am delighted to be in the final.

“It is a competition which demands a lot and takes a lot of energy when you are playing Premier League and other matches.

“It is tough on your mentality, but once we arrive in the semi-final we have to try and get to the final.

“I am pleased to be there and hopefully we will arrive in a good condition.”

Bristol City still have much to play for this season as they are currently in the Championship play-off positions and chasing promotion to the Premier League.

But manager Lee Johnson paid tribute to his players after a memorable cup run which saw them knock out four Premier League clubs – Watford, Crystal Palace, Stoke and Manchester United.

“I’m very proud, not just of the team but of the club,” Johnson said.

“It’s been a fantastic run, which unfortunately has come to an end against a top side.

“The fact is, it’s taken two injury-time goals in both legs to beat us.

“Although they had the lion’s share of the possession, I thought we continued to show our spirit.”

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