Herald News – Make a selfie with the European Football Trophy in City Park @ Budapest – Hungary!


The official trophy of the European Football Championship has arrived in Hungary, which fans can see up close until 16 June in the UEFA Budapest fan zone, in the area of ​​the Városliget Ice Rink.

The cup was first lifted by the winning team in 1960, the first European Championship. It was named after Henri Delaunay, secretary of the European Football Association, the idea’s European champion, who presented his plan in 1927, but preparations did not begin until 1954. The final decision to announce the European Championships was made at the 1957 UEFA Congress, but Delaunay could no longer live up to it, having died two years earlier. In his honor, the European Football Association named the trophy after him.

UEFA presented a new goblet for the 2008 European Championships. The trophy was made by Asprey jewelery in London for 30,700 euros, or 11 million forints. The new goblet is very similar to the original, but its size has changed slightly, for example, the silver base has become larger. It is 60 centimeters high and weighs 7.6 kilograms, which is nearly a third larger and 400 grams lighter than before. The cup, which has been used since 1960, is still engraved with the names of the winners on the pedestal, and the new version is already on the back.

The trophy already toured the organizing cities in the spring, and was a guest in Budapest at the end of April. Until June 16, fans can also see up close in UEFA’s Budapest fan zone, in the area of ​​the Városliget Ice Rink.

Riport Aggie Reiter

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