European Club Season Kick-Off Monaco 2012/13

UEFA Best Player in Europe 2012 to be voted during UEFA Champions League draw

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UEFA has today announced the schedule of events in Monaco, where the European club football season kicks-off since 1998. The UEFA Best Player in Europe 2012 will be voted for during the UEFA Champions League draw, with the three shortlisted nominees for the award to be announced on 14 August.

Thursday 30 August 2012

13:00 Grimaldi Forum Club Atlético de Madrid press conference

15:30 Grimaldi Forum Chelsea FC press conference

17:45 Grimaldi Forum Draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage 2012/13

including the “UEFA Best Player in Europe 2012 Award”.

Doors close at 17:30

19:00 Stade Louis II Chelsea FC training session

20:15 Stade Louis II Club Atlético de Madrid training session

Both training sessions are open to media for the first 15 minutes.

Simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and French will be provided at the press conferences.

Timings are provisional and subject to changes. The final timings will be sent with the media accreditation confirmation.

Friday 31 August 2012

13:00 Grimaldi Forum Draw for the UEFA Europa League group stage 2012/13.

Doors close at 12:45

20:45 Stade Louis II UEFA Super Cup 2012: Chelsea FC v Club Atlético de Madrid

Media accreditation applications for the draws and UEFA Super Cup may be inserted in FAME until 20 August 2012.

Non broadcast media representatives and events’ non-rights holders, registered in FAME, can apply via the following links by using the FAME portal with their respective FAME username and personal password:


Non-rights holder radio and TV broadcasters:

Confirmations or rejections will be communicated directly via email prior to the event.

Media representatives wishing to cancel any bookings may do so by sending an email to in order to avoid being assigned a ‘no show’.

Accreditations for the draw(s) at the Grimaldi Forum are not valid for the match at Stade Louis II and vice versa. Media accredited for the match may attend the MD-1 press conferences at the Grimaldi Forum provided they get a MD-1 press activities’ pass from the media accreditation counters at the Grimaldi Forum.

Media representatives wishing to cover the draws live at the Grimaldi Forum will have to do so from the media working area, as there will be no special facilities or connections installed inside the draw hall.

Radio stations wishing to acquire live rights for the match are requested to contact TEAM Marketing AG, ( / +41 (0)41 368 18 18).