• Mascots are a huge hit with football fans around the world

  • A football mascot can enhance the matchday experience for younger supporters

  • 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs have a mascot in 2021/22

Football mascots are commonplace across the Premier League, with 19 of the 20 top flight clubs represented by an icon at home fixtures.

The sole exception to the rule? Everton. The Toffees are yet to officially name a new mascot, instead opting to gift the mascot role to young Everton fans.

Having said that, a mascot can be the face of a football team – useful for entertaining fans in attendance and giving the club a lucrative marketing option.

Those who follow football betting can probably name some of the Premier League mascots in 2021/22 but recalling every title is a difficult task.

Premier League Mascots (2021/22):

  • Arsenal – Gunnersaurus Rex

  • Aston Villa – Hercules and Bella

  • Brentford – Buzz Bee and Buzzette

  • Brighton & Hove Albion – Gully

  • Burnley – Bertie Bee

  • Chelsea – Stamford and Bridget

  • Crystal Palace – Pete the Eagle

  • Everton – *virtual mascot*

  • Leeds United – Kop Cat

  • Leicester City – Filbert Fox

  • Liverpool – Mighty Red

  • Manchester City – Moonchester and Moonbeam

  • Manchester United – Fred the Red

  • Newcastle United – Monty Magpie

  • Norwich City – Captain Canary

  • Southampton – Sammy and Mary Saint

  • Tottenham Hotspur – Chirpy and Lily Cockerel

  • Watford – Harry the Hornet

  • West Ham United – Hammerhead

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers – Wolfie the Wolf

A football mascot can help lift the atmosphere of an entire stadium, particularly if your club mascot is energetic and passionate on the touchline.

That enthusiasm transcends onto the terraces and can give fans a much-needed boost if the players on the pitch are struggling to build momentum.

From the likes of Gunnersaurus and Fred the Red to Bertie Bee and Harry the Hornet, we take a look at every Premier League mascot this season.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our guide to football mascots in England’s top tier while waiting for the next set of Premier League predictions.

Arsenal – Gunnersaurus

Gunnersaurus Rex has been a huge hit in north London since 1993 – appearing at every home game at Highbury and the Emirates Stadium.

However, the Arsenal mascot made headlines recently after the club made him redundant though thankfully the Gunners hierarchy rehired him one month later.

Aston Villa – Hercules Lion

Named after the club’s nickname “The Lions”, Hercules the Lion has been around for many years though it hasn’t always been plain sailing for the Aston Villa mascot.

Hercules was dismissed of his duties in the late 1990s for fighting with the club’s official beauty queen. Now back at Villa Park, Hercules is generally well behaved…

Brentford – Buzz and Buzzette

With Brentford adopting ‘the Bees’ as their nickname, it’s not exactly a shock to hear that the club mascots are called Buzz and Buzzette.

These figures are exactly what you want from a football mascot. They fit the brand of the club, they are fun and entertaining and are engaging with supporters on matchdays.

Brighton – Gully The Seagull

An obvious yet effective choice for the Brighton mascot, Gully is everything you’d expect from a club located near the coastline.

Gully is joined by thousands of seagulls every year and the standard of football being played at the Amex Stadium under Graham Potter is sublime.

Burnley – Bertie Bee

One of the most controversial mascots in the Premier League, you may be slightly bemused at how bees and Burnley mix…

The Burnley mascot has been involved in fights, encroachment and has caused mayhem on more than one occasion. He is certainly more entertaining than some of the football on show!

Chelsea – Stamford & Bridget

Arguably the best duo in the Premier League, Stamford was the initial Chelsea mascot but Bridget joined the Blues pride a few years ago.

Stamford and Bridget are popular with younger Chelsea fans and they bring the official club badge to life.

Chelsea football mascot

Crystal Palace – Pete The Eagle

Palace have two Eagle mascots: Pete and Kayla – Kayla is a real life eagle who flies around the pitch before every home game. Pete is more of a conventional mascot.

Often helping out in the local community, Pete the Eagle oozes class and he is ever-present at Selhurst Park on Palace matchdays.

Everton – N/A

As of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Everton are the only Premier League club without an official club mascot – the Toffees opted to go in a different direction.

Instead of a permanent replacement for Chang the Elephant, Everton have a ‘virtual mascot’ for each game and this gives fans the chance to lead the Toffees out.

Leeds United – Kop Cat

Leeds defied online betting odds to secure their place back in the Premier League a couple of years ago and Kop Cat was delighted to make the step up to the top flight.

The snow leopard pays tribute to Leeds’ historic white colours and he has been a huge hit since his arrival at Elland Road in 2005.

Leicester City – Filbert Fox

One of the best clubs for marketing, Filbert Fox has been present at over 1000 football matches in his 25 years as the Leicester mascot.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest moment for Filbert the Fox was watching his beloved Leicester win the Premier League title in 2015/16.

Liverpool – Mighty Red

The city of Liverpool is synonymous with the liver bird and the club had a straightforward decision to take when designing Mighty Red as the official LFC mascot.

The liver bird is meant to bring good luck to the team and the city and Reds fans will hope that Liverpool can regain the English title in the coming seasons.

Manchester City – Moonchester

Quite possibly the most bizarre mascot in the league is Manchester City’s Moonbeam. With the club changing their badge in recent times, the former mascot was obsolete.

Now, they have Moonchester – an alien that takes inspiration from club song ‘Blue Moon’. Like many clubs, they also have a female counterpart in Moonbeam.

Manchester United – Fred The Red

The most iconic mascot in English football, Fred the Red is known all around the world and Man United do an incredible job at marketing their official mascot.

With plenty of Fred the Red merchandise, the United mascot is a celebrity figure at Old Trafford and he can be spotted dancing to music on matchdays.

Newcastle United – Monty Magpie

Monty the Magpie is fairly self-explanatory and the Newcastle mascot is perfectly suited to St James’ Park and the club logo.

Monty has a mascot friend in Maggie – also a magpie – and the pair can be seen parading and interacting with Newcastle supporters at every home fixture.

Norwich City – Captain Canary

Captain Canary has been around for over 25 years but Norwich announced a few changes to the club mascot ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

The new mascot look is more vibrant and fitting of a Premier League club. No disrespect to the former Captain Canary but he was looking a little jaded.

Southampton – Sammy & Mary Saint

Sammy the Saint is the resident hound at St Mary’s and he has recently been joined by Mary Saint – giving Southampton two official club mascots.

With the two hounds sniffing around for a bargain in the transfer market, we could see the Saints climb the table with some astute spending.

Tottenham Hotspur – Chirpy

Spurs were always going to have a cockerel-related mascot and Chirpy ticks all the boxes you’d expect for the Tottenham figure.

Chirpy helps get the crowd going at home fixtures and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could see silverware if the players buy into their mascot’s enthusiasm.

Watford – Harry The Hornet

Harry the Hornet has found himself in hot water over the years, with the mascot getting involved in a spat with Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

Friendly on the eye and energetic on the Vicarage Road touchline, Harry the Hornet is sure to receive plenty of attention from opposing fans, especially when Palace are the visitors!

West Ham United – Hammerhead

Labelled by some as the greatest Premier League mascot, Hammerhead is part human, part robot – making him unique amongst top flight icons.

The official club website states that Hammerhead plays like West Ham legend Vic Watson and fans will hope that he can inspire the current squad to flourish this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Wolfie

It would’ve been so strange if Wolves had gone with any other animal as their mascot. Yes, that’s right – Wolves have a wolf as their club icon.

In recent years, the club have opted to add Wendy the Wolf to the official mascot list – giving Wolfie a partner at Molineux.

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*


FIRST PUBLISHED: 18th November 2021

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Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

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