The 10 best club crests in football

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The 10 best crests in world football have been revealed with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona amongst the clubs beaten to the number one spot, by one of Africa's most supported teams.

Football badges in the modern age are iconic symbols and branding for some of the biggest institutions across the world.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 best club logos in football

A population can be divided by a simple logo displayed across their chest on their shirts on derby days. While in the 21st century, it's become somewhat of a fashion statement.

In the early days of football before the '60s clubs were said to have only worn badges on their shirts for special occasions, like cup finals and title-winning games. This was a simple design of perhaps the town or city's coat of arms.

Identification & belonging

Football badges have become so much more since then, has developed into a billion-dollar industry with the influx of sponsorships and television rights deals.

The sheer fanatism between teams has created a sense of camaraderie amongst fellow supporters and to some extent a cult-like following.

The best in the world

After 14-million votes were cased, Spanish publication Marca posted a list of the most beautiful badges in world football, which showcased the likes of Real and fierce rivals FC Barcelona.

And between some of the most historic club's names were record-eight time African Champions Al Ahly... who were surprisingly beaten by another club on the continent.

Did you know?

The Orlando Pirates famous skull and bones crest was inspired by the 1940's Sea Hawk film by Errol Flynn.

Your thoughts, please?

Do you agree with the top 10 list? If not, which crests do you feel deserve an inclusion?