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His French name, his redesign and his accidental fall in Bucharest: 5 things to know about the Euro 2020 trophy


LE SCAN SPORT - The Henri-Delaunay trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of Euro 2020 on July 11, conceals a few little secrets.

It has a French name

It is known that the first version of the World Cup trophy, launched in 1930, bore the name of a Frenchman: Jules Rimet, president of FIFA at the time. What is less known is that he was assisted by Henri Delaunay, then secretary general of the French Federation of Association Football (FFFA), ancestor of the FFF. From the end of the 1920s, before the first edition of the World Cup, Delaunay put forward the idea of ​​creating a European Football Championship. It will not see the light of day until 1960, five years after the death of Delaunay at the age of 71. A year before being swept away by the disease, Delaunay had become the first secretary general of UEFA, organizer of the Euro. He will never have seen his project come to fruition, but “the award testifies to his lasting legacy,retaining its classic style, ”comments the European body on its official website.

It underwent a slight overhaul in 2008

On the eve of the 13th edition of the European Championship, co-organized by Austria

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Source: lefigaro

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