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04.10.2010

UEFA Champions League Trophy in Austria – World player Luís Figo in Vienna

  • Countdown: Only one week left until the original UEFA Champions League Trophy – the most desired trophy of international club football – comes to Austria!
  • The UEFA Champions League Trophy travels through the states for three days and will then be exhibited in the specifically set up Trophy Tour Village on the Vienna city hall square for four days
  • 2001 World Player of the Year Luís Figo comes to Vienna as Official UniCredit Ambassador for the UEFA Champions League
  • Austrian goalkeeper legend Michael Konsel accompanies the whole UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour in Austria for Bank Austria
  • Unique opportunity of having your photo with the original trophy taken

In the course of the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, Bank Austria makes it possible: From October 11 to 17, the desired UEFA Champions League Trophy travels through Austria. Thereby, all football fans have the unique opportunity of diving into the exciting atmosphere of the UEFA Champions League and seeing the Trophy of the most prestigious club league of the world close up. On a large show truck, which is 19 m long, bearing the colours of UEFA Champions League sponsor UniCredit, the European football trophy which is probably the most difficult to be achieved arrives in Austria. Protected by a glass safe and visible to everyone, the trophy will be brought to Graz and Klagenfurt (October 11), Salzburg (October 12), Linz and St. Pölten (October 13) and to its final destination, the Trophy Tour Village on the Vienna city hall square.

A varied supporting programme will create an excellent and real UEFA Champions League atmosphere at every station of the Trophy Tour. For Austrian football fans, the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour Week in Austria offers the probably unique opportunity of having your photo with the UEFA Champions League Trophy taken! ORF sports presenter Michael Berger as well as Michael Konsel join the Trophy Tour throughout Austria.  At the stops, local football stars and Michael Konsel will answer the questions of football fans. Furthermore, there is the great opportunity of competing with Michael Konsel in table football or goal wall shooting and receiving autographs.

At the major destination of the Trophy Tour on the Vienna city hall square, Luís Figo, 2001 World Player of the Year, who played in 103 UEFA Champions League games in the course of his career, will welcome the desired Trophy as Official UniCredit Ambassador for the UEFA Champions League together with Willibald Cernko, Chairman of Bank Austria. The football enthusiasts in the federal capital will have the same opportunity for four days: Exclusive photo shooting with the trophy. The trophy will be exhibited in the Trophy Tour Village, which visitors enter through the “players tunnel”. There, visitors will find an exciting exhibition area, which captures moving and unforgettable moments of the top European football league with photos, videos and multi-media effects. Historical exhibits will awaken your memories of the biggest winners of the European Cup and its successor, the UEFA Champions League, while you can see impressive game scenes and excellent goals of this prestigious competition once more on large screens.

A comprehensive supporting programme will also guarantee a varied offer and great atmosphere in Vienna. In addition to the possibility of demonstrating your football expertise at the soccer court, you can take your chance with the Take-a-Ticket game and win UEFA Champions League tickets. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity of getting autographs of important players like Luís Figo and Michael Konsel. Finally, players of SK Rapid Wien will be there as well. They will prove their skills at the soccer court and SK Rapid Wien fans will have the opportunity of getting autographs of their favourite players.

Details about the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit as well as regular updates and photos can be found on the homepage  www.bankaustria.at or  http://be-part-of-it.unicredit.eu/at/tour/2010/.

About UniCredit
UniCredit is a large international bank with a strong presence in 22 countries of Europe and an international network on about 50 markets, with 9,600 branches and more than 162,000 employees as of June 30, 2010.
In Central and Eastern Europe, UniCredit operates the largest international bank network with about 4,000 branches.
At the moment, the group is present in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary
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Enquiries: International Media Relations 
 Silvana Lins  
 Phone: +43 (0) 50505 - 56036
 E-Mail : silvana.lins@unicreditgroup.at

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