According to the MCFC website, the club has “been working with our designers to establish a badge which most authentically reflects both Manchester City Football Club and the city of Manchester and which takes into account the feedback received during this consultation.”
Current Man City home shirt, with ‘eagle’ badge, as it appears on Nike website
The decision follows a major consultation exercise. City members, or ‘Cityzens’, gave their views via an online questionnaire and at a dedicated space at the club’s Etihad Stadium. In addition, many fans also attended a series of free lectures on the history of the badge, provided by football historian Gary James, and could also air their views on the club’s City Voice forum.
According to the club, “Having analysed all responses received, the Club can confirm that there is an overwhelming desire amongst Cityzens for the badge to evolve and that a round design, as used in two of the Club’s three previous crests