Thomas Lyte are delighted to be the Makers of the newly redesigned Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL) Trophy that is the region’s premier competition for football clubs. 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, 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 10th edition of the Concacaf Champions League under its current name, and overall the 53rd edition of the premier football club competition will crown the winners and qualify as Concacaf representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
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. This is the first trophy to have the Concacaf ‘Unity Symbol’. Each of the 41 Concacaf Member Associations is represented by a diamond.
Handcrafted in the Thomas Lyte workshop in London by our Master Silversmiths, the new trophy weighs an outstanding 15kg. Sculptured in brass, the trophy has been plated in silver and 24 carat gold. The craftsmen used the finest hand spining, chasing, polishing and plating to achieve the fantastic trophy. 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. On the front of the trophy, the ‘Unity Symbol’ brand logo has been engraved and features 41 diamonds to represent the 41 nations’ clubs involved in the annual competition