UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled (VIDEO)
UEFA has unveiled the trophy for their new Europa Conference League competition.
Standing 57.5cm tall and weighing 11kg, the trophy consists of 32 hexagonal spines – one for each team in the group stage of the competition – twisting and curving from the trophy base.
Aside from giving more players the chance to experience European football, which can only help to develop their footballing careers, the competition will also give clubs an additional chance to win a European trophy.
With the introduction of the UEFA Europa Conference League, the UEFA Europa League brand identity was also upgraded to reflect the more competitive and selective nature of the competition. It features a bolder logo and more dynamic energy wave, both being more angular in form.
The UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League brand identities were designed to work together as well as separately to cater for a seamless match night experience.
The new UEFA Europa Conference League and the UEFA Europa League will both use the same anthem.
In all, 184 teams will be involved over the course of the season including at least one from each of the 55 associations and 46 clubs transferring from either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.
The competing teams will all be trying to qualify for the group stage, which like the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, will feature eight groups of four teams, followed by knockout round play-offs, the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, which will take place on 25 May 2022 in Tirana, Albania.