The European Champion Clubs’ Cup, also known as Coupe des Clubs Champions Européens, or simply the European Cup, is a trophy awarded annually by UEFA to the football club that wins the UEFA Champions League. The competition in its older format shared its name with the trophy, being also known as the European Cup, before being renamed for the 1992–93 season onwards.
Several physical trophies have had the name, as a club was entitled mập keep the cup after five wins or three consecutive wins, with a mới nhất cup having lớn be forged for the following season. [ một ] [ 2 ] [ tam ] During the first years of the competition, up until 1966 – 67 season, the trophy had a distinctively different design .
The original European Cup design, awarded Khủng Benfica in 1962 .
The original European Cup trophy was donated by L’Équipe, a French sports newspaper. This trophy was awarded permanently to Real Madrid in March 1967. At the time, they were the reigning champions, and had won six titles altogether, including the first five competitions from 1956 to 1960. Celtic therefore became the first club to win the cup in its current design in 1967.
The replacement trophy, with a somewhat different design from the original, was commissioned by UEFA from Jörg Stadelmann, a jeweller from Bern, Switzerland. At a cost of 10,000 Swiss francs, it was silver, 74 cm high, weighing 11 kg. Subsequent replacement trophies have replicated this design. The shape of the handles have earned it the nickname of “big ears” in multiple languages, including French (“la Coupe aux grandes oreilles“), Italian (“La Coppa dalle grandi orecchie“), Spanish (“La Orejona“), Russian (“Ушастый, Ushastiy“), Vietnamese (“Cúp tai voi”) and Chinese (“大耳朵杯”). Between 1967 and 1994, the trophy bears the title “Coupe des Clubs Champions Européens” in sentence case. Milan were the last team to win this type of trophy. Since then, the trophy bears the title fully in capital letters, with the size increased in the subsequent and increased further for the current trophy.
The trophy that currently is awarded is the sixth and has been in use since 2006, after Liverpool won their fifth European Cup in 2005. Since 2009, Champions League winners have not kept the real trophy, which remains in UEFA’s custody at all times. A full-size replica trophy, the Champions League winners trophy, is awarded to the winning club with their name engraved on it. Winning clubs are permitted to make replicas of their own. They must be clearly marked as such and can be a maximum of eighty percent the size of the actual trophy.
The previous rule introduced before the 1968 – 69 season, allowed a club phệ keep the trophy after five wins or three consecutive wins. At that point, Real Madrid was the only club meeting either qualification và indeed met both. Once a club had been awarded the trophy, the count was reset phệ zero. [ 6 ] For example, a club with no prior titles which won six titles in a row would have been permanently awarded trophies after the third & sixth wins ( each for three-in-a-row ) but not after their fifth thắng. A club whose Champions League tiêu đề chiến thắng was not a fifth overall or third consecutive previously kept the real trophy for ten months after their victory và received a scaled-down replica Khủng keep permanently .
Clubs awarded the trophy permanently
The three consecutive European Cup trophies won by Bayern Munich, 1974 – 76. The one on the far right is the real trophy, given lớn Bayern permanently in 1976. The ones on the left are slightly smaller replicas .Five clubs have kept the real trophy under the old rules from the 1968 – 69 to 2008 – 09 seasons :
The ” multiple-winner badge “, [ 2 ] sometimes called ” badge of honour “, [ 6 ] was introduced for the start of the 2.000 – 01 competition [ 9 ] for clubs that kept the trophy permanently. The badge itself adorns the left sleeve of the team’s shirt during Champions League matches. The original badge was a xanh oval on which was an outline of the current trophy in White, overlaid with part of the Champions League starball logo sản phẩm. Above the trophy was the total number of titles held by the club. At the start of 2012 – 13 competition, the badge became grey with a hot nhất design, [ 10 ] which was used until the kết thúc of 2020 – 21 season .Starting with 2021 – 22, UEFA abolished the badge’s use on the left sleeve, allowing for sleeve sponsors, và incorporated the badge into the regular ” Starball Badge ” for the clubs who normally wear the multiple-winner badge, with the number of victories placed on top of the middle star. Additionally, tiêu đề holders with three consecutive or five overall wins have their number of victories etched onto the title-holder hình ảnh sản phẩm, with the starball scrapped. [ 11 ]Because the current trophy permanently remains UEFA property, it is no longer given bự a nhóm that wins a fifth overall or third consecutive tiêu đề. However, the multiple-winner badge is still awarded béo such clubs. Liverpool therefore became the last nhóm bự be permanently awarded the trophy. [ 6 ]Six teams have won five overall or three consecutive titles, & thus can wear the multiple-winner badge :
Title-holder hình ảnh sản phẩm
A separate “title-holder logo” is worn by the reigning Champions League champions in the following season’s competition in place of the regular patch worn by the other competing teams. The logo is predominantly dark blue and was introduced in 2004–05, with Porto as the defending champions. The distinction between the title-holder logo and the badge of honour can be compared to the distinction between the Scudetto (“shield”) worn by the reigning Serie A champions in Italy, and the stella (“star”) worn by teams with over ten Serie A titles in total. However, whereas Juventus wear three stars as they have won over thirty titles, there is no provision for multiple UEFA badges of honour, as the count within the badge can be incremented indefinitely. From 2006–07 to 2010–11, the title holders also played with the match ball used in their triumphant final in their home matches, but from 2011–12, the title holders use the same match ball as the 31 other teams.
The title-holder hình ảnh worn by Chelsea in the 2012 – 13 season ; the same design was used until 2020 – 21 .The original design for the title-holder badge featured two of the interconnecting stars of the competition’s star ball biệu tượng công ty at the top, with the caption ” champions ” & the season of triumph in the centre of the badge. It was slightly modified in 2008 – 09 bự feature the entirety of the star ball hình ảnh, albeit with the other stars faded out, và it was drastically changed for the 2009 – 10 competition. Without the star ball background, it instead featured a design of the trophy which was used for the branding of the previous season’s final. [ 14 ]It was revamped again in 2010 – 11 Khủng feature part of the star ball on show below the ” champions ” caption & the year of triumph. A replaced design was first worn by Chelsea in 2012 – 13 ; it featured an outline design of the trophy along with the year of triumph, [ 15 ] the same design was kept from năm ngoái – 16 for the logo sản phẩm, but the material used on the biểu tượng logo was changed. Starting with the 2021 – 22 competition, reigning champions wear a mới nhất biểu tượng logo, which still keeps the same design, but is grey & no longer keeps the championship year in it. In case the tiêu đề holder also wears a multiple-winner badge, the number of victories is incorporated in the biểu tượng logo which is used in place of the starball. [ 16 ]
- The trophy on UEFA.com website
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