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03/10/2013 07:26 BST | Updated 03/10/2013 07:33 BST

Everton Reveal New Club Crest For 2014-15 Season (PICTURES)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez unveils the new club crest during the press conference.
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez unveils the new club crest during the press conference.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has welcomed the supporters' choice for the club's new crest.

The current badge was condemned by supporters after the motto "Nil satis nisi optimum" was removed.

The club apologised for not consulting more widely on the redesign in May and restarted the process over the summer.

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The new crest has been well received by fans

Results from an online poll, giving a choice of three options for the 2014-15 campaign, revealed fans voted overwhelmingly in favour of a return for the motto.

"I was impressed straightaway when I saw it but there has been a huge majority of fans (78% of 13,229 respondents) have chosen this one," said Martínez after unveiling the new crest.

"It captures what we were looking for: to have a modern touch and to be a global badge without taking away all the key icons of the football club.

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"Certain icons represent many years of history and that is important: fans made it clear they wanted to see the tower and our motto and I think it is important 'Nil satis' is back on the badge.

"It has been terrific work from the club as it was important to come up with something which pleases everyone."