F.B.C. Unione Venezia - Colours, Badge and Nicknames

Colours, Badge and Nicknames

Venezia's original kit.

Originally Venezia's colours were red and blue and the shirt features halves in those colours, the kit was very similar to that of Genoa. However just a year after the club founded, it changed colours to black and green in 1908.

Much later, in 1987 when the club merged with a local side Associazione Calcio Mestre from Mestre who wore orange and black, orange would also become one of Venezia's official colours, giving them the nickname arancioneroverdi ("orange-black-greens"). Venezia's colours and kit are very distinctive; the shirt, shorts and socks are usually black with the shirt having a green and orange trim.

The symbol of the Venetian club is a winged-lion, commonly mistaken for a griffin. The golden winged-lion is the official symbol carries by the city of province of Venice; the symbol has led to one of the club's most popular nicknames in the form of leoni alati ("winged-lions").

As the club has been renamed numerous times during its history, the badge has also changed several times; the most common one features the golden winged lion, along with the green and orange club colours with a golden border. As the city of Venice is situated on the Venetian Lagoon, the club is also nicknamed lagunari ("Lagoonal ones").

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