FIFA World Cup:The Golden Trophy's background and details

FIFA World Cup:The Golden Trophy's background and details

The World Cup trophy has undergone various alterations since it was first awarded in 1930. Here, we look more closely at the trophy's details. 32 teams will put everything they have towards winning.

In 1930, the inaugural World Cup was played. The Global Football Tournament will be in its 22nd year. First place went to Uruguay. The current owner is France.

Abel Laffeur designed the inaugural World Cup trophy. It was a trophy made of gold-plated sterling silver with a Lapis Lazuli base. It was originally known as the Coupe de Monde, but the name was eventually changed to World Cup.

In 1946, the old trophy was renamed the Jules Rimet Cup after Jules Rimet, who served as FIFA President for 33 years and was a pioneer in spreading football abroad.

Following a regulation modification, Brazil was awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1970. Brazil won the World Cup three times: in 1958, 1962, and 1970. It was stolen in England in 1966 as well, but was ultimately recovered.

In 1977, the Jules Rimet trophy was auctioned off for 254,000 pounds.

In 1983, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen from Rio. Sergio Pereyra Ayres was suspected of being the mastermind when four guys grabbed it from a cabinet using a crowbar. The trophy was never discovered.

Since 2006, only a Bronze Gold plated Replica has been awarded to the winning team, with the original remaining at the FIFA Museum in Zurich.

France is the current champion, having won in Russia in 2018.