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United and DHL Launch ‘United Trophy Tour’

DHL to transport the Barclays Premier League trophy to fans across the globe – over 30 destinations beginning at the end of October.

To celebrate the Club’s historic 20th league title, Manchester United has teamed up with its Official Logistics Partner, DHL, to launch the “United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL.” Tapping our global network and logistics expertise, we’ll be transporting the Premier League trophy to destinations across four continents, travelling a total of over 110,000 kilometers over the coming months.

Javier Hernandez, Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck celebrate with the Premier League Trophy
Javier Hernandez, Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck celebrate with the Premier League Trophy
 
In 2012, DHL successfully partnered with Manchester United for the “DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour”, which took the Barclays Premier League trophy and Club Legends around the world to celebrate Manchester United’s record-breaking 19th Premier League title. The Tour visited 27 destinations, including India, Turkey, Korea, Africa and Norway, covering a distance of some 77,000 kilometers.

The 2013/14 “United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL” is aimed at building on the success of that first tour, as well as the record-extending 20th championship victory for the Club. It will bring the Premier League Trophy, a United Legend and, for many locations, a third new element – a museum showcasing artifacts from the Club’s history.

“The United Trophy Tour” provides us with an opportunity to showcase DHL’s partnership with Manchester United to our customers and staff in each location and to celebrate the common factors that drive success in both sport and business,” says John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe.

A unique opportunity for DHL fans, customers and employees
After a send-off event in Manchester later this month, the Tour kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 30. The five-month tour will then see the Premier League trophy appear in exciting cities like Dubai, Mumbai, Jakarta, Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Moscow and Istanbul. Fans across the globe will have the opportunity to join the Club in its 20th league title celebrations.

Anders Lindegaard, Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck celebrate with the Premier League Trophy
Anders Lindegaard, Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck celebrate with the Premier League Trophy
 
The Tour will involve a mixture of fan engagement events, live match screenings and the travelling museum with its displays of Manchester United memorabilia from the Old Trafford Museum. Fans will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the Barclays Premier League trophy, view the memorabilia and talk with United Legends. Andrew Cole, Denis Irwin, Bryan Robson and Dwight Yorke are some of the Club’s Legends who will accompany the Premier League Trophy across various legs of the tour.

United in Success
The Barclays Premier League Trophy is a huge draw, and the annual tour sees high fan turnout around the world. As presenting partner, DHL has a unique opportunity to showcase its global logistics services and continued success along with its long-standing relationship with one of the world’s most successful soccer clubs. One of the Tour’s key messages will be “United in Success” – a theme that will be used to shine a spotlight on the similarities between sports and business and celebrate the success of both organizations over the years.´

DHL has a global network of over 220 countries and territories. We look forward to sharing the Manchester United story with our customers and introducing the United legends and the Premier League trophy to a number of our key markets around the world.’

Follow the United Trophy Tour as it travels the globe at www.dhl.com/InMotionExternal Link / New Window and www.manutd.com/unitedtrophytourExternal Link / New Window


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