The UEFA Champions League is a spectacle that captures the imaginations of millions of fans across the world. Over the last 12 years the UCL brand had evolved, but the core focus had remained similar.
The brand needed to evolve to further inspire, captivate and remain relevant for audiences and partners – living up to its promise of being ‘best of the best on the ultimate stage'.
Our approach was to focus on ‘the moments that make the ultimate stage’ – to hero legendary feats of ability, brilliance and skill on the pitch, while providing teams and partners a platform to inspire beyond the stadium.
The centrepiece of the new brand identity is our Starball. Crafted from light, it frames and illuminates spectacular moments that transcend sport – allowing the brand to scale from the artful flick of a player’s ankle, to iconic hero stadium views. This new visual language underlines the brand’s prestige with a renewed focus on elegance and understated confidence.
Working across every aspect of brand experience; print and marketing communications, broadcast, in-stadium, social, digital, merchandise and commercial partnerships, we ensured the highest standards were achieved across every touchpoint.
Working with DesignStudio, UEFA chose to amplify the brand and signal a bold step forward for club football's most prestigious competition.
We were able to focus the flagship brand on the flashes of sporting brilliance that makes the competition so alluring.
With a renewed sense of dynamism and energy, the brand is better equipped to embrace the future of football in a stronger, bolder way that sets the benchmark for tomorrow.