Who made the Soccer World Cup Trophy? When?

The main prize of the world cup winner is the four-year loan of the FIFA World Cup Trophy.

We must know that The Jules Rimet trophy was the original award for the Soccer World Cup, its original name was “Victory” (Victory), but it was renamed in 1946 in honor of FIFA president Jules Rimet. The trophy was designed by Abel Lafleur.

It was stolen twice, the first in 1966 during an exhibition in London, but it was found 7 days later, after what happened, the football association made a copy that was used until 1970. The second theft occurred in 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but it was never recovered, probably it was melted down in 1983. The soccer confederation of that country had to make a replica of it, made by Eastman Kodak.

FIFA World Cup Trophy

The current World Cup trophy was presented for the first time at the 1974 World Cup. It was designed by Silvio Gazzaniga and produced by Bertoni Milano. The figure on the cup is two human beings holding the planet Earth. On the base of the trophy you can read “FIFA World Cup”.

Tournament winners receive it and keep it for 4 years, after which they are given a copy of it. In addition, the name of the champion (in English) is engraved on the base, along with the year in which they won. There are currently eight names engraved on the cup, when the cup is full another cup will be created, this is expected to happen in 2038. The champion also receives a golden replica of the Cup, which they get to keep.