deportivo-moron-01Some might say it is a bit of a faux pas to call your team ‘moron’, and have a cock as your emblem. Yet, look a little deeper and it all starts to make sense for this Argentinian outfit. They were founded in 1947 in the city of Morón, which lies in the Buenos Aires province in Argentina. Simple enough, but the reason behind the badge’s cockerel (or rooster if you prefer) goes back hundreds of years and thousands of miles.

It all comes from a legend that originated in Seville, Spain, where there is a town called Morón. In colonial times it is said to have been governed by a high-ranking official who was fairly abusive towards the locals, and through his ‘cockiness’ earned the nickname ‘Morón’s Rooster’.

Club Deportivo Morón currently play in the Primera B Metropolitana league, the regionalised third division in Argentina. Their crowning achievement came in the 1989-90 season when they won their first and, so far, only Primera B title.