FORD CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS OFFICIAL UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PARTNER







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 18, 2012
Categories: Ford, Ford B-MAX

FORD CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS OFFICIAL UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PARTNER; NEW B-MAX OPENS DOORS FOR TROPHY PARADE

  • Ford celebrates 20 years as official partner of UEFA Champions League; ingenious B-MAX parades trophy and offers unique penalty challenge
  • More than 200 Ford vehicles to help European football’s most prestigious club tournament run smoothly, transporting officials and VIP guests to the UEFA Champions League Final

Ford B-Max

Munich, Germany, 18 May, 2012 – Ford is celebrating 20 years as the longest-standing official partner of the UEFA Champions League, as this season’s tournament reaches its climax tomorrow at the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, in Munich, Germany.

UEFA has been parading the Champions League trophy aboard a B-MAX on a tour of Munich this month. Ford’s new Easy Access Door System has made the B-MAX a perfect car for the job, with its hinged front doors, sliding rear doors, and integrated central body pillars.

The all-new Ford B-MAX has featured prominently on match-day advertising hoardings in stadiums around Europe for quarter-final and semi-final matches this season.

“The UEFA Champions League Final is the best of the best in terms of club football and it is the perfect place to showcase the ingenious B-MAX,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, marketing, sales and service, Ford of Europe.

Fans have experienced the Ford B-MAX’s class-leading access in a unique penalty challenge at the UEFA Champions Festival in the Olympiapark, Munich. Hawkeye technology has been used to track the power and precision of shots aimed through a B-MAX logo that replicates the model’s class-leading 1.5m door opening.

UEFA CHAMPIONSLEAGUE Ford B-Max

More than 200 Ford vehicles, including the Ford S-MAX, Ford Galaxy and Ford Transit, play a key role transporting UEFA officials and guests around Munich in the build-up to the final between FC Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC, at the Fussball Arena, FC Bayern Munich’s home stadium.

Ford is the longest-standing official partner of the UEFA Champions League, having supported the tournament since its inaugural 1992-1993 season. As the official vehicle supplier, Ford has provided more than 900 vehicles during the season.

SEASON RESULT STADIUM HOST CITY ATTENDANCE
1992 – 1993 Olympique de Marseille 1-0 AC Milan Olympiastadion Munich 64,400
1993 – 1994 AC Milan 4-0 FC Barcelona Olympic Stadium Athens 70,000
1994 – 1995 AFC Ajax 1-0 AC Milan Ernst-Happel-Stadion Vienna 49,730
1995 – 1996 Juventus FC 1(4)-1(2) AFC Ajax Stadio Olimpico Rome 67,000
1996 – 1997 BV Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus Olympiastadion Munich 59,000
1997 – 1998 Real Madrid CF 1-0 Juventus FC Amsterdam Arena Amsterdam 47,500
1998 – 1999 Manchester United FC 2-1 FC Bayern München Camp Nou Barcelona 90,045
1999 – 2000 Real Madrid CF 3-0 Valencia CF Stade de France Saint-Denis 78,759
2000 – 2001 FC Bayern München 1(5)-1(4) Valencia CF San Siro Milan 71,500
2001 – 2002 Real Madrid CF 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Hampden Park Glasgow 52,000
2002 – 2003 AC Milan 0(3)-0(2) Juventus FC Old Trafford Manchester 63,215
2003 – 2004 FC Porto 3-0 AS Monaco FC Arena AufSchalke Gelsenkirchen 52,000
2004 – 2005 Liverpool FC 3(3)-3(2) AC Milan Atatürk Olympic Stadium Istanbul 70,024
2005 – 2006 FC Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal FC Stade de France Saint-Denis 79,500
2006 – 2007 AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool FC Olympic Stadium Athens 74,000
2007 – 2008 Manchester United FC 1(6)-1(5) Chelsea FC Luzhniki Stadium Moscow 67,310
2008 – 2009 FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United FC Stadio Olimpico Rome 62,467
2009 – 2010 F.C. Internazionale Milano 2-0 FC Bayern München Bernabeu Stadium Madrid 73,170
2010 -2011 FC Barcelona 3-1Manchester United FC Wembley Stadium London 87,695

PAST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS