Anderlecht Logo

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The Anderlecht logo contains numerous symbols linked to its origins and its history of more than a century. Therefore, it comprises many different components, forming a symmetrical pattern. It reflects the national pride of the Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht.

Anderlecht: Brand overview

Founded:27 May 1908
Headquarters:
Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium
Website:rsca.be
RSC Anderlecht Brussel was founded in 1908 by twelve football enthusiasts at the Concordia café. Initially known as Sporting Club Anderlechtois, the name “Royal” was added 25 years later. In 1993, the club was renamed Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht Brussel, though its abbreviation is now more widespread. The organization’s official colors are white and purple, represented on both the players’ uniforms and the logo.

Meaning and History

Anderlecht Logo History

The football team’s emblem incorporates traditional symbols of Belgium and the Anderlecht commune. It is multi-component, with each element intricately detailed and meaningful. The graphic symbol has changed several times, but its structure has remained the same since 1981.

What is Anderlecht?

Anderlecht (or RSCA) is an abbreviation for Belgium’s Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht. It is a professional football team playing in the First Division A, the country’s most successful club with 5 European trophies, 9 Belgian Cups, 34 championship wins, and a record number of consecutive championship titles. The club was founded in 1908.

1933 – 1981

Anderlecht Logo 1933-1981

In 1933, “Royal” was added to the club’s name, so a gold crown adorned with green and red stones appeared on the logo. This symbol of authority is depicted at the junction of two interconnected white and blue rings. Inside are the letters “S,” “C,” and “A” from “Sporting Club Anderlechtois.”

1981 – 1989

Anderlecht Logo 1981-1989

A radical redesign in 1981 turned the emblem into a rectangular shield with a pointed base. At the top, in a separate rectangle, is the inscription “RSC ANDERLECHT.” The main part features a complex graphic composition of two black-yellow-red Belgian flags, a motto ribbon with the Latin sentence “Mens sana in corpore sano,” a crown, two rings, the “SCA” acronym, and the Anderlecht commune’s coat of arms. At the bottom are two golden wheat sheaves, with a large club flag in the background having three vertical stripes: one white and two purple.

1989 – 2001

Anderlecht Logo 1989-2001

With the shield’s complex shape, the club’s name moved to the bottom, and the central elements were reduced. The crown’s design changed, now with a red interior. The Anderlecht commune’s coat of arms also got a new look, resembling a real state symbol—purple replaced blue.

2001 – 2002

Anderlecht Logo 2001-2002

The heraldic shield disappeared along with the club’s name. Only the central composition of many small elements remained. The color palette was updated again: designers used violet instead of purple. The proportions also changed: the letter “C” in the “SCA” acronym now merges with the rings.

2003 – 2008

Anderlecht Logo 2003-2008

Logo designers reduced the letter “C” to fit between two intersecting rings. They also made the image lighter, removing some black and adding more white.

2009 – 2010

Anderlecht Logo 2009-2010

In 2009, the colors of the Anderlecht logo became brighter, with violet taking on a distinct blue hue.

2010 – today

Anderlecht Logo 2010-present

In 2010, three stars appeared above the complex graphic composition, one for every ten Belgian championships won.

Font and Colors

Anderlecht Emblem

The Anderlecht emblem features four flags at once. Two belong to the club, and two resemble Belgian tricolors on flagpoles. The crown signifies the football team’s successes. Wheat sheaves symbolize prosperity, wealth, and well-being. The motto on the ribbon translates to “A healthy mind in a healthy body,” perfectly fitting the sports theme. The Anderlecht commune’s coat of arms is depicted with maximum accuracy.

The letters “SCA,” retained from Sporting Club Anderlecht, have large, acute serifs. The motto features a completely different font, written grotesquely.

The Belgian flags use three colors: Eerie Black (#18171A), Aureolin (#FCEC04), and Permanent Geranium Lake (#E92D2A). Additionally, Aureolin is shown on the Anderlecht commune’s mini-coat of arms, combined with rich electric blue (#0091D0). The three stars are mustard yellow (#E0AA00), while the left ring and vertical stripes in the background are Spanish violet (#4C2484).

Anderlecht color codes

Mustard YellowHex color:#e0aa00
RGB:224 170 0
CMYK:0 24 100 12
Pantone:PMS 130 C
Spanish VioletHex color:#4c2484
RGB:76 36 132
CMYK:42 73 0 48
Pantone:PMS 2607 C
Rich Electric BlueHex color:#0091d0
RGB:0 145 208
CMYK:100 30 0 18
Pantone:PMS Process Blue C
Permanent Geranium LakeHex color:#e92d2a
RGB:233 45 42
CMYK:0 81 82 9
Pantone:PMS Bright Red C
AureolinHex color:#fcec04
RGB:252 236 4
CMYK:0 6 98 1
Pantone:PMS 3955 C
Eerie BlackHex color:#18171a
RGB:24 23 26
CMYK:8 12 0 90
Pantone:PMS Black 6 C