Client: Pierluigi Collina for Opel Vectra

Celebrity Group secured the world’s most respected and widely recognised football referee, Pierluigi Collina, to star in a television and press brand campaign for Vauxhall.

Pierluigi Collina for Opel Vectra 2

This latest campaign to promote the Vectra and Signum ranges shows Collina driving the products under the slogan “Take control”.

Andy Gilson, Vauxhall marketing director, said: “As a referee, Collina has to have everything under control all of the time.

“The new Vectra and Signum’s advertising slogan is ‘take control’ as the latest version of our mid-size car features intelligent innovations for even greater dynamics, safety and comfort.”

During his 28-year refereeing career, Collina has overseen the 1996 Olympics final and the 1998-99 Champions League final, which saw Manchester United dramatically beat Bayern Munich in injury time.