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Venezuelan Football Federation

by Zachary Harden, 20 December 2004

The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Consists in a field with approximated ratio 2:3; this is, square and half of length with red wine background and the Coat of Arms of the Federation on the center. Until the time of the redaction of this report is not available data about the semiology of this flag. However, the color red color is associate to the idea of courage, anger, intrepidity and sacrifice,
Historical Synthesis: Although seems to exist several opinions about the matter, the official version indicates that the use of red wine as emblematic color of the Federation and the National Selection of Football (Soccer) goes back to 1938 when a Venezuelan Sport Delegation attended for first time and international multidisciplinary event; in this case, the "Bolivarian Games" in Bogota, Colombia and consequently, the International Olympic Committee asked for the authorities of National Institute of Sports to determine its uniform, which was established as red wine t-shirt and gray trousers. Also is commented that the election of colors obeyed to the point of view of  then President of the Institute: a high officer of the National Guard, organism whose emblematic color is dark red or Bordeaux red. From there, the red wine has come fortifying as Venezuelan international sport color, with remarkable presence in the uniforms of national selections in another sport disciplines and consolidating more and more like a specie of of additional emblematic international color of Venezuela, including also institutions and activities of another nature.
The remarkable performance that our National Football Selection has come demostrating lately, has come arising a patriotic adhesion and proud feeling which are expressed in diverse dress articles and souvenirs which derives from the team's official t-shirts and naturally, with the appearance of flags like previously described.
Coat of Arms - Attributes: Consist in an English shape tierced in fesses of Or (yellow), Azure (blue) and Gules (red) disposed from the dexter to the sinister, charging respectively on the Chief the initials "F", "V" and "F" in gothic capital letters in Argent (white) outlined in Sable (black). Completes the design, a foot-ball in Argent (white) outlined in Sable (black) on the point of pretension.
Semiology: Although until the moment of the redaction of this report is not available official data about the matter, is possible to infer the semiology of this Coat of Arms because is heraldically qualified as "Canting Arms". The three fesses remind the Venezolanity; the initials allude to the official denomination of the entity "FEDERACIÓN VENEZOLANA DE FÚTBOL" (Venezuelan Football Federation) and the foot-ball naturally represents the sport that constitutes its object.
Historical Synthesis: Althought until the moment of the redaction of this report is not available more data about the origin and official adoption of this Coat of Arms,  it was possible to known that it was created during the management of General Jones Parra as president of the Venezuelan Federation of Football on 1926.
Sources:  Contributions of Mr. Jorge Polished of the Vestibule, "Why that color?", Article of Mr. Cristóbal War published in Daily "El Nacional" of Caracas,  section B/1, Saturday November 30th, 2002, Contributions of Licenciate Zaily Goussat, Direction of Press of Venezuelan Football Federation, April 15th, 2004.
Raul Orta, 27 May 2004

Asociacion Civil Unión Lara Fútbol Club

by Jose C. Alegria, 18 June 2002

At the website of Asociacion Civil Unión Lara Fútbol Club <> ( El Club, Simbolos), they include the club´s official flag. Logo im the image is from High Quality Football Logos.
Jose C. Alegria, 18 June 2002

Mérida Football Club

by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 12 August 2002

The flag of "Estudiantes de Merida Futbol Club". Club's simbols at <>.
Jose C. Alegria, 13 August 2002