English Premier League trophy pays UAE fans a visit
The Premier League is consistently touted as being the most exciting league in the world with fans from every corner of the globe tuning in every weekend to watch their favourite teams play end-to-end and action-packed football in packed stadia across England.
And you have a chance to see what all the fuss is about this Sunday when the trophy that the 20 Premier League teams compete for arrives at Dubai Men’s College in Academic City, between 10:00 and 12 noon.
Here you will be afforded the opportunity to get up close and personal with the prestigious piece of silverware, where you can stand beside it and have your picture taken with it.
The current trophy was created by the Royal Jewellers Asprey of London and it consists of a golden crown and a malachite plinth base.
The plinth weighs 15 kg and the trophy itself weighs 10.0 kg. The trophy and plinth are 76 centimecentimetres tall, 43 cms wide and 25 cms deep.
The design of the trophy is based on the heraldry of three lions that is associated with English football. Two of the lions are found above the handles on either side of the trophy – the third is symbolised by the captain of the title winning team as he raises the trophy, and its gold crown, above his head at the end of the season.
Manchester United have lifted the trophy a record 13 times, including last season, since the inaugural 1992/1993 campaign. London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea have lifted it three times, with other winners include Manchester City and Blackburn.
In the 2003/04 season, the Gunners went the whole season undefeated so the Premier League commissioned a special gold version of the trophy to commemorate the achievement.
VENUE: Dubai Men’s College in Academic City
WHAT: Premier League Trophy Tour comes to Dubai – Your chance to get your picture taken with the prestigious piece of silverware.
WHEN: Sunday, December 8 – 10:00 to noon.
Sport360 VERDICT: If you support a club who has no hope of winning the title, this might be your only chance to feel at one with the trophy.