Whatever ups and downs the fervently supported Olympique de Marseille have to deal with - on pitch and off - there’s no denying their standing when it comes to the history of football aesthetics.
Therefore the highly decorated French Ligue 1 side certainly qualify for a theoretical new crest via the Crest Redesign Competition Weekly (CRCW), and they got that in not insignificant numbers - the voting page has all the stage’s entries collected.
While Ochoa510 and some others went ultra-modern, the likes of ONI and Corinth put a genuine flavour of tradition into their submissions, and while the podium of OTHYcreative, Narci and eventual winner Aegon features designs with forward-looking touches, the aesthetics nod to the past in a big way.
Indeed, Aegon’s triumphant creation contains elements of the current crest - particularly in the colouring - combined with stylings from highlights of years gone by. A perfect recipe.