These crests include anomalies created by the shirt manufacturer and so do not necessarily conform to the official club crest at that time.


2015 - present

The club crest reverted back to a plain Minoan ox head, which was last seen in 1986. Initially this was to be for just one season, however, due to its overwhelming popularity amongst supporters, it was announced that this crest would once again become the clubs official crest.



2001-2014

This new club crest was designed by Rob Alderman to coincide with Oxford United’s new beginning at the Kassam stadium. It still incorporated Desmond Morris’s Minoan Bull, but with a darker background which contrasted well on yellow shirts. Modern textile and embroidery techniques has meant that this particular crest was faithfully reproduced by all kit manufacturers. In all cases this crest was a separate badge affixed to the garments.



1998-2000

This was a slight variation to the earlier crest, which now included text. The detailing within the ox was nicely picked-out with yellow embroidery.





1996-1997

The club crest now featured the Minoan Ox inside a shield which also included water. The ox head was poorly reproduced, with single colour embroidery on these shirts.





1995

The 1995 Manor Leisure shirts were now corrected from the previous seasons reproduction error.





1994

The club crest on the Manor Leisure shirts was reproduced incorrectly, with the Ox’s nostrils hollow. These crests featured embossed screen printing, giving the logo a slight 3D effect.




1993

The 1993 shirt crest commemorated the clubs centenary, (as both Headington and Oxford United). This particular crest only appeared on the yellow shirts.



1991-1992

The Matchwinner shirt crests were single colour and screen-printed.



1990

The player issued Scoreline shirts featured the club crest picked out in red embroidery.



1989

The Scoreline match issued shirts were embroidered in two colours. However, the replica kit crests were single colour and screen-printed.



1988

As with all the Umbro shirts from 85-89, the match issued shirt crests were embroidered in two colours, whilst fans replica kit featured a single colour fuzzy-felt effect on the club crests.



1987

The crest on the home shirts commemorated Oxford United’s 25th anniversary in the football league. For this crest, Umbro had now improved the reproduction of the ox.



1986

The 1986 shirts featured a plain Minoan ox, with no text. Like the ‘85 shirts, the ox was poorly reproduced with the horns looking less curved than they should.



1985

For Oxford United’s first season in the top flight of English football, Umbro produced shirts featuring commemorative text.




1984

Following promotion as champions, Spall produced a crest with commemorative text arching around the ox head.




1982-1983

Spall didn’t do a particularly great job of reproducing the club crest on the shirts. The Ox’s head was stretched and also had the curve at the top of the head inverted.




1980-1981

The Adidas shirts of the early 80’s had simple Minoan ox, and the initials OUFC embroidered.





1979

A brand new club crest was introduced, featuring the familiar Ox that is still present today. This simplified design of a Minoan bull was created by club director Desmond Morris, who was also a renowned zoologist and author in human sociobiology.





1978

The Adidas kits of 1978 were the last to feature this incarnation of the club crest. For reasons unknown the 1977 shirts did not feature any crest.





1975-1976

Interestingly, these yellow / black crests featured on the clubs very first yellow / blue kit.






1973-1974

This was the very first time an Oxford United shirt featured a club crest. This crest first appeared on the front cover of match programmes the same season.



Headington United Shirts

1952-1953




1949








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