The world’s five most expensive football trophies
Winning games and trophies are the primary objectives of any football team. Football has become the most popular sport on the planet, and the trophies of the world’s most famous championships are recognized by football fans worldwide.
There is no greater thrill for a football team than winning a tournament and bringing home an iconic trophy.
As the most popular sport in the world, a lot of money is invested in the ‘beautiful game.’ As a result, it is not unexpected that these traditional football trophies are extremely valuable.
Without further ado, here are five of the world’s most expensive football trophies.
5 SERIE A – €55,000
The Serie A trophy, which is presented to the victor of Italy’s top division at the end of each season, costs €55,000.
Since the 1960-61 season, the trophy has been known as the “Coppa Campioni d’Italia.”
The trophy, however, was never given to the winning team in the stadium until 2004.
It was originally awarded to the headquarters of the winning club. The tradition was changed in 2004, and since then, Serie A champions have been able to parade the trophy around the stadium.
4 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS – €127,000
The genuine worth of the Africa Cup of Nations trophy shows the significance of the competition.
The Africa Cup of Nations trophy costs €127,000, which is more than twice as much as the Serie A trophy.
3 BALLON D’OR – €508,000
Lionel Messi has around €3.5 million in Ballon d’Or trophies in his cabinet, on top of his salary and commercial commitments.
True, the most coveted individual award in football pays somewhat more than 500,000 Euros.
The French news magazine France Football bestows the Ballon d’Or award on the best performing player in the world of football over the course of a year.
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time, moving him one step closer to becoming the GOAT.
The Ballon d’Or trophy is enormous and is said to weigh over 12 kg.
It includes two brass plates that are engraved to look like a ball. It is supposed to have been carved into a spherical shape before being lavishly covered in gold to make it appear as royal as it does.
2 FA CUP – €1 MILLION
So here’s a treat for you. The FA Cup, England’s premier knockout cup competition, is home to the world’s second most expensive trophy.
There have been two trophy designs, as well as five actual cups.
The current edition is a replica of the 2014 model and weighs 6.3kg of sterling silver.
The English luxury business Thomas Lyte spent 250 hours crafting this beautiful piece of silverware.
Arsenal is the most successful side in FA Cup history. They’ve won the title 14 times. Manchester United is a close second, having won 12 FA Cups.
1 FIFA WORLD CUP – €17 MILLION
It stands to reason that the most coveted football trophy would also be the most expensive. The FIFA World Cup is the most expensive trophy in football, despite the fact that it isn’t even a competition. Its true value is an incredible €17 million.
It’s made of 18-karat gold and has two Malachite rings at the bottom. It weighs 6.1 kg. The trophy is stunning, with two human figures holding a globe aloft on its main body (the Earth).
It is the most recognizable trophy in football, and it will be presented again this year in Qatar.