UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour 2011 @ Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia

The most prestigious trophy of football in the club level, the UEFA Champions League trophy made a pit stop in Malaysia in its Trophy Tour 2011..

The last time the trophy made a visit to Malaysia was 4-years ago and so it’s said that the trophy will not be coming to our shore for the next 4-years, at least!

So I made a visit to Sunway Pyramid to catch a glimpse of the trophy and boy, it was crowded!


*The stage*

Numbers of people queued up to have a photo with the trophy, all donned in their favourite team’s jersey..

The Trophy Tour event was further brightened up with the presence of Joey G as the emcee throughout the event..


*Arsenal fan with the trophy*

Sunway Pyramid was the trophy’s first stop before heading to Gurney Plaza (Penang) on 5th and 6th March 2011..

Then the trophy will be making a comeback in Kuala Lumpur in Centre Court, Pavilion KL on 11th and 12th March 2011..

As this event is brought to you by Heineken, queue up to take a polaroid photo of you with the trophy, buy a bottle of Heineken beer that comes together with a coaster, and you are entitle to join a contest to win a trip to Wembley Stadium..


*Memorabilia*

Other than showcasing the Champions League Trophy, Heineken also brought us some memorabilia from previous matches, from the balls to jerseys and goalkeeper hand gloves being worn by certain players during a Champions League match..

A station showing the Asian Stars who have performed in the Champions League before, from Ali Daei to Shunsuke Nakamura and Park Ji-Sung..


*Badges of Honour Clubs*

Another station showed a certain clubs who’ve previously won the Champions League title..


*Beckham’s AC Milan jersey*

This very jersey of No.32 had been worn by David Beckham in a match between AC Milan and Real Madrid..


*Francesco Totti*

This is a soccer boot and a captain’s armband worn by AS Roma’s Francesco Totti in a Champions League in 2006/07 season..


*Cesc Fabregas*

A soccer boot belonged to Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas is a match in 2007/08 season..


*Vitor Baia*

This hand glove is worn by Vitor Baia from a match in 2004 where FC Porto was going against Gelsenkirchen..


*Iker Casillas*

A pair of goalkeeper hand gloves being worn by Spanish No.1 goalkeeper Iker Casillas


*A Barcelona fan*

Some of the football fans who queued up were pretty fanatic..I saw a few bow at the trophy and some kissed the trophy, as if they found God..

This is the official match ball being used in the 2002 Champions League final, 15th May, Hampden Park, Glasgow, where Bayer Leverkusen was playing at home to Real Madrid..

This soccer ball is signed by French footballer Zinedine Zidane..

The stage set up is big enough to accommodate the crowd and the queue was never-ending..

So be there at Pavilion KL and stand a chance to win a free trip!

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