Top 10 Most iconic trophies across different sports
1. FIFA World Cup Trophy: Most iconic trophies across different sports
The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious sporting trophy in the world. The FIFA World Cup is watched by billions of people around the world every four years. It is to decide which nation is the best at football (soccer) in the planet.
It was introduced in 1974 after Brazil kept the previous trophy- (“Jules Rimet trophy”), as Brazil had won it for the third time, they were allowed to keep it (as per old FIFA rules). So the new trophy (current one) has 18 karat gold and is worth around €20 million according to some estimates.
For more information about this trophy check out our article on it here: FIFA World Cup Trophy History, design and worth.
2. The Ashes (Cricket)
The winner of the annual and traditional five match test series wins the prestigious Ashes trophy. It was introduced in 1883 and it has been an annual event ever since. Australia and England play five test matches (each test is five days long) and whoever wins the most out of five wins the trophy.
The Ashes is known for firing up the rivalry between England and Australia as Australia is a commonwealth nation. They are also two of the best cricket teams in the world. So it’s pretty much a mini Cricket World Cup every year (aside from India and South Africa).
3. Wimbledon (Men’s singles Tennis)
The winner of the men’s singles tennis tournament wins the Wimbledon trophy. It was first presented to the world in 1887 by the All England Club. The winner of this tournament is usually considered the best tennis player in the world.
4. Webb Ellis Cup (Rugby)
The nation that wins the Rugby World Cup tournament every four years wins The Rugby World Cup. The Cup signifies which nation is the best at Rugby union. It was first used in 1987 making it the first ever Rugby World Cup. Prior to that, there was no global competition for rugby.
The New Zealand All Blacks were the first nation to win it in 1987. The only nation to have won the Cup three times is the New Zealand All Blacks.
5. Stanley Cup (NHL)
The Ice hockey team that wins the playoffs in the National Hockey League (NHL) wins the Stanley Cup.
The silver and nickel alloy trophy is one of the most prestigious trophies in the world. It was first used in 1893 for the best professional ice hockey team in Canada.
6. Claret Jug (Golf)
The winner of the Open Championship (British Open) wins the Claret Jug, or Golf Champion Trophy. It is one of four major championships in golf around the world. It was first used in 1872 so it has a lot of history and famous names engraved on the trophy.
7. Olympic Gold Medal (Olympics/Multi-sport)
The winner of the sports/athletics competitions in the Summer Olympics games every four years wins the Olympics Gold Medal.
The medal is made from 92.5% silver and a minimum 6 grams of gold.
How much is the Olympics Gold medal worth?
The actual material used for the Olympics Gold medals is actually only worth $600 which might surprise you. But its worth is much more given the context and cultural significance.
8. Heavyweight Championship Belt (Boxing)
The best boxer in the boxing heavyweight division wins the Heavyweight Championship belt.
The gold and silver belt signifies the best boxer in the world.
How much is the heavyweight championship belt worth?
The Heavyweight championship belt does not have the same significance as it used to. This is due to the fact that there are now multiple belts in the same division. Tat has confused casual boxing fans round the world but it still has a lot of prestige.
9. Vince Lombardi Trophy (American Football)
The winner of the annual American NFL Super Bowl wins the Vince Lombardi trophy. It was first won in 1967 by the Green Bay Packers. Unlike other trophies- such as the FIFA World Cup- the winning team actually gets to keep the trophy. So every year, the NFL make a new trophy for that year’s winning National Football team.
10. Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy-NBA Championships (Basketball)
The NBA Championship is one of the most iconic trophies across different sports. The NBA is one of the most prestigious basketball leagues in the world. Every year millions of fans worldwide tune into the American basketball finals making it one of the most watched leagues in the world.
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