Thomas Lyte are delighted to be the makers of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League trophy, for the region’s premier club competition. The tournament was introduced ahead of the 2008/09 season, replacing the Champions’ Cup, which had decided the Confederation’s best side since 1962.
Working alongside the designers of the SCCL trophy, ÉPICO Studios in America, this trophy is the 58th collaborative project in this highly successful and strategic partnership over the past 11 years.
Formed in 1961, Concacaf is the governing body for football in the region and Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association of Football.
The trophy’s design inspiration comes from the three key elements – the importance of the tournament in the region; the new Concacaf brand and values; and the 16 participating teams. It is the first trophy to have the Concacaf ‘Unity Symbol’, with each of the 41 Concacaf Member Associations represented by a diamond.
Handcrafted in the Thomas Lyte workshop in London by our master silversmiths, the new trophy weighs 15kg. Sculptured in brass, the trophy has been plated in silver and 24 carat gold. The craftsmen used the finest hand spinning, chasing, polishing and plating to achieve its fantastic finish. Measuring 74cm in height, this trophy features 16 spears to signify the participating clubs in the tournament and a presentation plinth to record its new champion and future winners.