Being part of a team—whether as a player, staff member or fan—goes way beyond the love of the beautiful game.

The passion, faith and shared highs and lows can unite the most unlikely of individuals, and the simple action of pulling on a team shirt can bring together people of all ages, religions, backgrounds and races. It’s no coincidence that most clubs position their team crest on the top left of their shirt, right above the heart.

Behind every team crest there’s a story. Here we take a look beneath the identity of the Premier League teams and discover the roots of their iconic logos. Most Premier League badges are instantly recognisable to football fans across the globe but not many people actually know the meanings of them.

Click the gallery below to find out the origins of each crest.