As we’ve been in the trophy industry for over a decade, we have come to appreciate some of the world’s most iconic sports trophies. Whether it’s for their luxurious materials, unique imagery or the meaning behind the trophy itself, these are the trophies that we have come to know and love.
#1 FIFA World Cup Trophy
This trophy should be recognised by almost anyone around the world. It has an iconic soccer ball shape, held up by human figures. This glittery gold trophy was first used in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, after Brazil decided to keep the trophy that came before it.
#2 The Ashes Trophy
The Ashes trophy may be small, but it is very powerful! It is given to the winners of yearly 5 test match cricket series, and has been around since way back in 1883. It has definitely fuelled the rivalry between England and Australia!
#3 Wimbledon Trophy
The Wimbledon trophy is known for being absolutely huge! And that’s what we love about it! Whoever is talented enough to win this trophy is usually considered as the world’s number one tennis player at the time.
#4 Web Ellis Trophy
This one is for the rugby fans. This enormous gold cup is awarded to the rugby team that wins the World Rugby Cup, which takes place every four years.
#5 Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup is a massive, silver trophy that is awarded to the ice hockey team that wins the National Playoffs each year. It may take a whole team to carry this trophy!
#6 Claret Jug
This trophy’s unique shape sets it apart, and it is awarded to the winning golfer of the British Open Golf Championship. The trophy has been around since 1872 and has become somewhat of a legend.
#7 An Olympic Gold Medal
For most professional sportspeople, it is definitely a goal to win an Olympic gold medal that they can take home and keep forever.
#8 Heavyweight Championship Belt
This iconic belt is given out to the best boxer in the heavyweight division. You are not the best boxer in the word if you don’t have this belt.
#9 Vince Lombardi Trophy
This trophy is silver, round and is awarded to the winner of the annual NFL Superbowl.
#10 Woodlawn Vase
The Woodlawn Vase is a very prestigious trophy given to the winner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland each year.
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