THE OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT OF BANKS, INSURANCES AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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1 THE OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT OF BANKS, INSURANCES AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Zagreb / Croatia, September 2018

2 Welcome! Dear Friends, Champions Bank big Circus is moving to a new location! The goal is always the same: let you live an unforgettable sports experience in unique places where you can play and have fun. So we have chosen Zagreb, capital and heart of Croatia. A young, dynamic, friendly and lively city, which is growing up rapidly. Easy to reach both by car and by plane, it represents an ideal setting for our event. We are going to play together in the sports centre close to Maksimir National Stadium, as guests of the most prestigious club in the Country: Dinamo Zagreb. A dreamlike sports corner where we will be able to play on the football pitch where Modric, Mandzukic, Perisic and many other champions do their training with the National team. Obviously there will be many new things, guests and surprises that, as you know, always make our Champions Bank so attractive and lively. We would like to thank all those who have helped us for this event: first of all our sponsors, who have always showed trust and enthusiasm in supporting this event, which is unique in the world. Many thanks also to Dinamo Zagreb and to the Croatian National Tourist Board Office for their great hospitality. But above all, we really want to thank all of you for the trust and the incredible passion and enthusiasm with which you follow us and take part in this initiative. This is the most precious contribution that we have. Last but not least, a special thought is devoted to our women colleagues, who will be with us for the second edition, to confirm that women s football is growing up all over Europe. We are very glad about this. Thanks again to you all and see you in Zagreb! The Organization Committee page 2

3 The City ZAGREB The Capital of Croatia is located in an ideal position, right in the middle of Croatia. Easy to reach by car thanks to motorways and air links. The City is in great development, full of green areas with cultural and historical heritage. A walk in the old town and a visit to the cathedral is a must. The City is also well known for its restaurants, clubs and night life. SPECIAL VISIT TO MAKSIMIR NATIONAL STADIUM and DRAZEN PETROVIC CIBONA ARENA & MUSEUM page 3

4 The Sport Center MAKSIMIR National Sport Center The sports centre close to Maksimir National Stadium in Zagreb is considered as the beating heart of Croatian football. It is the training and preparation ground of the National team, daily used by Dinamo Zagreb. It is also the headquarters of the Club, which is the most prestigious in the Country. There are seven football grounds in natural and new generation synthetic grass. Final confirmation of the sport venue will be settled after publication of the UEFA Calendars page 4

5 The Accommodation HOTEL INTERNATIONAL & HOTEL PANORAMA Both hotels are ideally located in the Capital. A few minutes walk from the centre of the City, they have often hosted football and basketball teams coming from all over the world. Fully equipped with Spa, Gym, parking places and Wi Fi for all the guests. page 5

6 The Program FRIDAY 21 September Arrival of the teams expected by Free time Greetings with the football celebrities / Official presentation Welcome dinner Technical meeting with the Team Leaders SATURDAY 22 September Breakfast 8.00 Departure for the Dinamo Zagreb Sport Center. Transfer by bus - departure in front of the hotels 9.00 Starting of the Champions Bank / Buffet lunch End of the 1 st day sports activities / Buffet dinner in the hotels SUNDAY 23 September Breakfast 8.00 Check out and departure for the Sport Center for the teams qualified for the final session 8.30 / Check out and departure to the Sport Center for the other teams 9.00 Quarter-finals session MEN Semi-finals WOMEN Semi-finals MEN The Final WOMEN The Final MEN Official awards ceremony and lunch Thanks to everybody and... see you next year! page 6

7 How We Play Matches 7 vs 7 24 minutes per match with unlimited free number of substitutions adidas balls FIFA approved Group stage, Knockout phase, Quarters, Semi Finals and Final Top natural and synthetic grass playing fields Former Italian Serie A and international UEFA referees Medical assistance (granted by Europ Assistance) All comprehensive services concerning the competition: full organization Football Phisiotherapists available during the event Awards for all the teams! Worldwide sports celebrities with us and... many surprises! FAIR PLAY IS A MUST page 7

8 Something For You... SPECIAL VISITS Croatia is a Country worldwide wellknown for its great sports results. Basket, volley, football, tennis, handball, ski, waterpolo and many others... For this reason there will be the unique possibility of a dedicated walk-about of the National Stadium Maksimir of Zagreb. Moreover we will visit the Cibona Drazen Petrovic Arena with the museum dedicated to one of the most prominent basket player of the history. page 8

9 Champions Bank: Awards History BANK OF VALLETTA Malta CROATIA OSIGURANJE Croatia CROATIA OSIGURANJE Croatia PBZ - PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB Croatia MONTEPASCHI SIENA Italy Winner 2014 Winner 2015 Winner 2016 Winner 2017 Winner TEAMS 40 TEAMS 60 TEAMS MEN Tournament WOMEN Tournament 52 TEAMS 8 TEAMS 2 nd CLASSIFIED 2014 DEUTSCHE BANK Germany 3 rd CLASSIFIED EX AEQUO 2014 UNICREDIT Serbia NBA EGYPT Egypt 2 nd CLASSIFIED 2015 BANCO POPOLARE Italy 3 rd CLASSIFIED EX AEQUO 2015 HYPO ALPE ADRIA International SINERGIA BCC Italy 2 nd CLASSIFIED 2016 INTESA SANPAOLO LOMBARDIA Italy 3 rd CLASSIFIED EX AEQUO 2016 CHEBANCA! Italy BANCA POPOLARE DI BARI Italy 2 nd CLASSIFIED 2017 BCC AGRO PONTINO Italy 3 rd CLASSIFIED EX AEQUO 2017 OTP Hungary MONTEPASCHI SIENA Italy 2 nd CLASSIFIED 2017 INTESA SANPAOLO BANK Slovenia 3 rd CLASSIFIED EX AEQUO 2017 equensworldline International INTESA SANPAOLO Italy INTERNATIO N AL REL ATIONS FRI EN DSH I P PA SSIO N FAIR PLAY page 9 page 9

10 Special Fairplay Award 2018 Armundia Group, title sponsor of Champions Bank 2018, wishes to highlight the importance of the real values of sports through a special Fairplay Award to the team that will get a remarkable behaviour during the competition. The winners will choose the beneficiary of a charity act in their own Country and they will get new sport materials Errea. Fairplay Award 2017 Winner: EQUATEX Switzerland page 10

11 Champions For... CHARITY FUND ALLFUNDS BANK Champions Bank 2018 supports the direct channel of humanitarian aid Allfunds Bank for the protection of children, human life and health. page 11

12 Special Guests & Friends Filip Filipovic Andrea Stefani Luca Maggiani Fabrizio Ravanelli Paolo Rossi Daniele Massaro Andrea De Marco Franco Baresi Pierluigi Collina Francesco Moser Maurizio Liberti Dino Meneghin Elena Tambini Damir Skumina Totò Schillaci page 12

13 Top UEFA / FIFA Referees on the pitches with us ANDREA DE MARCO ANDREA STEFANI ELENA TAMBINI PIERLUIGI COLLINA Referee of the Finals. MAURIZIO LIBERTI LUCA MAGGIANI OSCAR ESCALERA page 13

14 An Improving Success 2014 Edition 20 TEAMS 2015 Edition 40 TEAMS 2016 and 2017 Edition 60 TEAMS! page 14

15 2017 Edition Teams Unicredit Bank of Valletta HDI Assicurazioni Allfunds Bank Gruppo Reale Mutua equensworldline CheBanca! Armundia Mediobanca Gruppo Banco Popolare EIB CARISBO Eurizon Generali CREDEM Pravex Bank AGOS Borsa Italiana LSEG Mutuo Activos Banca Popolare di Bari BCR APS Bank Banca Fideuram Banco di Napoli A Berza Sanpaolo Invest BCC Agro Pontino ICD OTP Bank ING Intesa Sanpaolo Bank DoBank Europ Assistance Equatex Intesa Sanpaolo Croatia Osiguranje Monte Paschi Siena PBZ CR Firenze Vontobel Intesa Sanpaolo Lombardia Sberbank BPER Banca CARIM Zurich ABANTE BCC Sinergia KPMG Raiffeisen Bank BCC Picena page 15

16 Champions Bank & Social Networks Facebook page with hundreds of followers. Live exchange of info and detail regarding the event. International networking all the year with many friendly matches organized Youtube channel with the videos of the previous editions. Official website. page 16

17 Thanks to: TITLE SPONSOR GOLD SPONSOR OFFICIAL PARTNERS TECHNICAL PARTNER IN COOPERATION WITH page 17

18 Info and contacts: Registration: Info: Zoran Available also on Viber Milos Event agency: Current Organization Committee: Fiorenzo Pietro Mariani, Milos Nedeljkovic, Olmo Simioni, Ricardo Pedro, Zoran Jevtovic Registrations close on reaching the expected teams number page 18