FIFA World Cup Trophy

The FIFA World Cup is a gold trophy that is given to the champions of the FIFA World Cup. Since World Cup in 1930, two trophies have been used, the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970, and the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present day.

The primary trophy, initially named Victory, however later renamed to pay tribute to previous FIFA president Jules Rimet, was made of gold plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli and portrayed Nike, the Greek goddess of triumph. Brazil won the trophy outright in 1970, prompting the need of a new trophy. The first Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen in 1983 and never recovered.

The new trophy, called the “FIFA World Cup Trophy”, was presented in 1974. Made of 18 carat gold with a malachite base, it stands 36.8 centimeters high and weighs 6.1 kilograms. The trophy was made by Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni organization in Italy. It portrays two human figures holding up the Earth. The present holder of the trophy is Germany, champ of the 2014 World Cup.

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