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You Can Tell a Soccer Champion by Its Corner Flags. Or Not.

From the golden Premier League badge that adorns the sleeves of the reigning champions Leicester City to the constellations of stars stitched above the crests of some clubs, there are no shortage of subtle reminders dotted across English soccer to commemorate successes rooted in the past — provided one knows where to look.

At Arsenal, the club’s championship years literally ring the field itself, the dates and trophies painted on the facing of the upper tier. Aston Villa named its 82 Lounge and Restaurant after the year the club won its only European Cup, and several years ago Notts County added a star above the crest on its jersey to mark its lone F.