Champions League Trophy
“It is probably now an artistic work of genius, but everybody in football is keen to get their hands on it.”
Some Facts about Champions Leagues Trophy which you should know.
The present UEFA Champions League Cup Replica stands 73.5cm tall and weighs 7.5kg.
A rule was introduced in 1968/69 stipulates that the cup becomes the property of any club who win the competition five times or three years in a row. Then the club started a new cycle from zero. Real Madrid, Bayern München, Ajax, Milan, Liverpool and Barcelona all have a version in their trophy rooms. The rule was changed ahead of 2008/09, with the original Champions League trophy remaining with UEFA and the clubs awarded a replica.
The present Champions League trophy is the fifth version of the current design which was commissioned by UEFA General Secretary Hans Bangerter after Real Madrid was allowed to keep the original in 1967.
It was planned and made in Berne (near UEFA’s then headquarters) by Jürg Stadelmann.
Jürg Stadelmann recalled: “My father Hans and I went along to Herr Bangerter’s office and covered the whole floor with drawings. He then made comments like, ‘The Bulgarians would like the bottom of that. The Spaniards would surely like this but the Italians would prefer that and the Germans would go for this.’ We put the design together like a jigsaw puzzle.”
The trophy took 340 hours to make, with Stadelmann meeting a strict deadline which had to be finished before 28 March added by Stadelmann, “because I was getting married and was going with my wife on a ten-day boat trip to Los Angeles. It was the finer work, and then it was finished off by the engraver, Fred Bänninger. On time, I am glad to say.”
UEFA Champions League Cup Replica
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