UEFA Best Player in Europe trophy

CompanyDesignwerk
Lead Designer
ClientCristian Cook
Prize(s)1st Place in Other Products Designs / Other Products designs
Entry Description

This new prestigious Trophy is to celebrate the “Best
Player in Europe”, awarded by top soccer federation
UEFA, and was presented for the first time to 2012
winner Andrés Iniesta of FC Barcelona soccer club.

Designwerk were commissioned to create concepts for
the Trophy, and after 3 months spent developing
various design ideas, followed by a complex
production process, the final Trophy was cast in metal
with a highly reflective silver finish. It will no doubt
take pride of place in the homes of the “Best Player in
Europe” for years to come.

Taking inspiration from the shape of a dynamic human
torso, as seen on an ancient statue of a Greek God, the
idea behind the Trophy design was to convey a sense
of pride and achievement, with the upward angle of
the arms and chest helping to express these
attributes.

After studying anatomical poses of soccer players,
computer scanning techniques produced wire-frame
images for rendering, followed by casting in highly
reflective polished silver. The statue was then placed
on a beautifully crafted black base ergonomically
designed to fit perfectly into the recipients’ hands.