The famous motto of Real Betis is “Viva el Betis manque pierda.” This phrase is very long because it translates to “Long live Betis, even when they are losing.” Indeed, Seville’s blue-green club does not boast many victories: it was thrown out of the top flight for fifteen years. But he has a huge support group, so matches with Real Betis are breaking attendance records.
Meaning and History
Almost all the team’s logos, except the first one, reflect its name – either in the full version or in the form of the original monogram. The word “Baetis” in Latin means the river Guadalquivir, on the coast of which Seville’s city is built.
1908 – 1909
The debut emblem of Sevilla Balompié (the predecessor club to Real Betis) looks like a circle outlined with an orange line. It is divided into three parts: two red and one yellow. The colors are the same as on the Seville graphic.
1909 – 1913
The second logo is also round. In the center is the word “Balompié.” It is surrounded by a ring stylized as a knight’s belt with blue teeth. It contains the inscription “SOCIEDAD SEVILLA.”
1910 – 1913
In 1910, the second predecessor of Real Betis, Betis Football Club, made its debut. Its logo features a monogram of black “BC” and white “F” superimposed. The background is a green circle with a white ring instead of a frame.
1913 – 1914
The designers have played with the name Sevilla Balompié, presenting it in the form of a monogram. The swirling “S” is superimposed on the flattened “B” with triangular serifs. White letters are shown inside a blue circle with a light outline.
Another version of the Sevilla Balompié emblem is diamond-shaped. Inside it is a smaller rhombus with five white-green vertical lines. At the bottom, there is an elongated pentagon with the name of the club
1913 – 1914
After the Sevilla Balompié split, the Balompié club was formed, which soon merged with the Betis Football Club. This is how Betis Balompie was born. Its first emblem was the same as Betis FC: the “BFC” monogram in a green circle. The designers added the crown because the team received Alfonso XIII recognition. Thanks to the king’s patronage, the word “Real” was added to the name.
During the same period, a graphic sign was used in a white circle with a club, racket,, and soccer ball in the middle. At the bottom, there was a semicircular inscription “REAL BETIS BALOMPIE,” and at the top – a wreath and crown.
1914 – 1919
The new logo is a circle divided into two parts by a diagonal line. In one half, there is the word “BETIS” in the other – “BALOMPIE.” There is a red and yellow crown above the circle. There are two versions of this emblem: one with white lettering on a purple background and one with a black one on white. In the first case, the outlines are red-yellow, and in the second, they are black.
1919 – 1922
The outlines turned light green.
1922 – 1925
White rhombus with a khaki outline. Inside there is a green “BB” monogram. A crown is worn on the rectangular top.
1925 – 1931
The rhombus has turned into a circle, and the crown has increased.
After the escape of Alfonso XIII, the use of royal symbols was prohibited, so the club removed the crown.
1931 – 1932
The green-white inverted triangle contains seven vertical lines and a small circle with the monogram “BB.”
1932 – 1941
The shape of the triangle has changed: it has become wider, so 13 stripes fit on it at once. The club’s initials are located in the diamond at the top.
1941 – 1957
After the Spanish Civil War, the crown was returned to the Real Betis emblem.
1957 – 1960
The design of the crown has changed. The rhombus was replaced with a circle, and the outlines turned yellow. The shade of green is darker than in the previous version.
1960 – 1963
The club restored the 1925-1931 logo but made the ring narrower.
1963 – 1972
The emblem of 1957-1960 has returned. The green became lighter.
1972 – 1982
The crown design has changed again. The circle is slightly shifted up. The outlines are dark gray.
1982 – 1994
The monogrammed circle has moved down. The crown is slightly enlarged.
1994 – 2002
They are used in dark colors. The outlines of the circle and triangle are now bold. The shape of the monogram has changed.
2002 – 2012
The usual monogram is returned. The contours are yellow-black. The colors are lighter than before.
2012 – today
A minimalistic crown hangs over the circle. The monogram is bold; the outlines are wide and yellow. The colors are bright, almost neon.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
The Real Betis graphic contains a triangle with 13 stripes. But the club owners don’t see the number as bad luck – they see it as a symbol of change. The initials are placed in a circle like in the early logos. Above is the crown, a sign that the team has received royal patronage.
There are no inscriptions on the logo that would use any font. The color scheme includes white, red (# D62550), gold (# E7A614), and green (# 0BB363).