MARCELLO LIPPI - HUBLOT
HEAD COACH OF GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE FC,
THANKS TO 2020 - BRAND ASSOCIATION CONSULTING,
TO BECOME NEW HUBLOT AMBASSADOR!
This is an important day for Hublot in China – with the presence of Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Marcello Lippi, Head Coach of the Guangzhou Evergrande FC (of which Hublot is Official Timekeeper since 2013) – to mark the Chinese debut of Hublot’s artistic exhibition « Hublot Loves Football » with the unveiling of the “Official Watch” of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The perfect occasion to announce Marcello Lippi as new ambassador of the brand ! A keen watch enthusiast, Mr Lippi joins the Hublot family alongside the Brazilian living legend Pelé, the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt, US basketball star Kobe Bryant, and the most famous football coaches José Mourinho, Roy Hodgson, and Luiz Felipe Scolari to name just a few. Marcello Lippi, Commendatore OMRI; is a World Cup-winning football manager. As a manager, he also won five Serie A titles, two Chinese Super League titles, one Coppa Italia, one Chinese FA Cup, four Italian Supercup, one UEFA Champions League, one AFC Champions League, one UEFA Supercup and one Intercontinental Cup. He was named World’s best football manager by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) both in 1996 and 1998, and world’s best National coach in 2006. He is the only coach to have won the most prestigious international competitions both for clubs in different continents, and for national teams (the UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup in 1996 with Juventus; the As the world’s first high-end luxury brand pioneering in collaboration with football in 2006, Hublot has since then worked in close collaboration with FIFA, appointed Official Timekeeper& Official Watch of the FIFA World Cup™. The countdown has already started in Brazil, visible to all on the giant Hublot clocks designed by the celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and installed on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. Also Official Watch of European Football Championship, Hublot works very closely with the most prestigious clubs including Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club in China, Bayern Munich in Germany, Paris Saint-Germain in France, Juventus Turin in Italy, Ajax Amsterdam in the Netherlands.