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Unione Calcio Sampdoria's crest might look like some weird shaped island, but the picture is actually the outline of a sailor, as I found out when I was leafing through some football books in Rome a few years back. The sailor's name is Baciccia, which can strangely be translated into John the Baptist in English or Giovanni Baptista in Italian. The blue comes from Andrea Doria and the white, red and black from Sampierdese. The 2 clubs formed on 12th August 1846 to form Sampdoria.

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Always thought it was a strange badge, same with the Roma one, where its two wee guys under a wolf, then learned its the symbol of Rome, the wolf is feeding Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome.

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What's with the England flag on all their kits?

It's the flag of Genoa (town), St George is Genoa's patron saint.

However a lot of teams in Italy were founded by Englishmen (Genoa, AC Milan). I don't think Sampdoria was one of them.

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