The Euro Cup soccer is one of the prestigious soccer events being participated by many professional leagues in different countries of the world. In line with the tournament, winning team of the UEFA Champions League is awarded with the European Cup trophy. The trophy has been battled for many years by among the best and strongest leagues in the world.
The original trophy was donated by a French sport newspaper company named L'Équipe. In 1967 the Real Madrid team was lucky enough to win and received the trophy as their permanent possession. It was based on the ruling that who ever team wins for 3 consecutive times can keep the trophy forever.
A different design was then made to replace the original trophy. It was designed by Jörg Stadelmann, a Switzerland based jeweler. The trophy is made of silver with a price tag of 10,000 Swiss Francs. The trophy measures 74 centimeters in height and 8 kilograms in weight. The Euro Cup soccer trophy was called La Orejona which means big ears because of the design of the handles that resembles an ear. The term La Orejona has been popularized by Luis Omar Tapia who is an ESPN UCL commentator.
Since it started, the battle for the prestigious trophy has always been attracting many television networks to cover the huge event. All matches are broadcast in the European countries and in many other countries. The popularity of the game attracts over 200 million viewers around the world.
The Euro Cup trophy will continue to be an instrument in fostering the most popular game in the planet.
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