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Sheffield Wednesday FC (England)

English Football Team

Last modified: 2021-03-13 by rob raeside
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[Sheffield Wednesday FC] image by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021

Sheffield Wednesday FC Flag (Logo 1961- )

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Introduction: Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

The Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC) is one of two professional association football club based in Sheffield and is one of the oldest football clubs in the world. They compete (in 2021) in the Championship League, which is the second tier of the English football system. They formed in 1867 as another offshoot of the Wednesday Cricket Club. They called themselves the Wednesday Football Club until adding the name of Sheffield to their name in 1929.
The SWFC was nicknamed "The Blades" at first. The city of Sheffield is famous for its cutlery and knives. In 1899 the club moved to Sheffield suburb of Owlerton and in 1912 changed their name to "The Owls." The nickname of "The Blades" has been retained by Sheffield Wednesday's cross-town rivals Sheffield United FC.
In 1868 its team won the Cromwell Cup and they were founding members and first champions of the Football Alliance in 1889. In 1992, they became founder members of the Premier League and the Owls have won four league titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup and one FA Community Shield.
Since 1899, the Owls have played their home matches at Hillsborough Stadium. The club has always played in the upper tiers of English football and enjoys a long historical tradition of successes supported by a generational fan base.
Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021

You might not realise where the name Sheffield Wednesday comes from. In Britain, many country towns had an early closing day for shops, usually on a weekday for sports events. Saturday was always a shopping day, and of course Sunday was the day to attend church and do nothing else. In Sheffield that was on a Wednesday, so the antecedent Sheffield cricket club played games on Wednesdays.
Rob Raeside, 5 March 2021


Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Club Logos/badges

[Sheffield Wednesday FC Logos/badge 1956-1973, 2016-] 1956-1973, 2016- [Sheffield Wednesday FC Logos/badge 1973-1994] 1974-1994   [Sheffield Wednesday FC Logos/badge 1995-1998] 1995-1998   [Sheffield Wednesday FCLogos/badge 1999-2015] 1999-2015
images located by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021

The Sheffield Wednesday logos/emblems have changed over the years as illustrated above only to return to their 1956 original in 2016.
Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021


Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Fan Flags

There are multiple fan flag designs for "Owls", both official and unofficial on the market. Many are one of a kind designed for particular matches, opponents, or tournaments. The flags are a mixture of 3x5 (standard) and 2x3 (traditional) ratios with the exception of the square flags. The club is over 154 years-old (establish 1867) and that can generate a lot of flags: here are some examples:
Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021

Square Stadium Flags

[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]       [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]       [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021 - the third image is based on this photo.

Square flags like these examples are popular as they can be transported easily and waved during games and come in a multitude of sizes and designs.
Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021

Standard and Traditional Size Flags

[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]    [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]   
images located by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]      [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021 - Image based on this photo and this photo.


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag ]     [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images located by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]      [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021 - Images based on this photo and this photo.


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]      [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images located by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]       [Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021 - Images based on this photo and a redraw of this image.


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]       [Home made Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag]
images by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021 - homemade fan flag image based on this photo.

The first of these two flags is a commercial offering, but the second is an example of a home-made Sheffield Wednesday fan flag, obviously a one-of-a-kind.
Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021


[Sheffield Wednesday FC Fan Flag] image by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021
based on this photo taken in Portugal.

This Sheffield Wednesday fan flag accompanied the SWFC's tour through Portugal. I'm not quite sure what the "MEXBOROUGH" is all about?
image by Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021


Sheffield Wednesday Banners
Oversized and Vertical Examples

[Sheffield Wednesday FC Banner] image by Rob Raeside, 26 February 2021
based on this photo

The St. George Cross is quite misshapen on the photographed image [maybe 5 seat rows high x 11 seats wide?], so I kept that scale. Wolverhampton is nowhere near Sheffield - it's another city just east of Birmingham. I have no idea who the Wolverhampton Owls are, but maybe it's a farm team for Wednesday. It seems odd to see that banner in the Sheffield green.
Rob Raeside, 12 March 2021


[Sheffield Wednesday Vertical banner]      [Sheffield Wednesday Vertical banner] image by Pete Loeser, 26 February 2021
based on this photo and this photo

These two examples of banners are vertical designs. The second is very large and hung from the second floor of the stadium. It appears to be in the older club purple colour. I have left the advertisement off my image as it is not part of the design.
Pete Loeser, 12 March 2021