Top 10 most coveted trophies in world football


As one of the most popular and watched sports in the world, football is popular for its thrilling matches and skillful players, but also for its world-class competitions and prestigious trophies.

The various competitions, leagues and tournaments, whether cup or round robin, international or club level, place the game among the most popular online sports betting markets. Sites like Concrete offer markets on all kinds of possibilities, simple games, player predictions and tournament winners for events like the World Cup, Champions League and more.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest and most prestigious trophies on offer in the global game.

FIFA WORLD CUP

Nothing unites the world like a global tournament. It can reduce prejudices about race, religion and ideas. The FIFA World Cup is a good example; it represents unity at all levels. Victory is not just for one country but for an entire continent.

Teams from all corners of the globe compete for the Jules Rimet Trophy. The FIFA World Cup was introduced in 1930 and has been played every four years except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. The value of the trophy itself is estimated at $20 million.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most watched football leagues in the world. The league is a platform for prestigious players to meet and showcase their footballing prowess.

The intensity and jaw-dropping moments make it a highly respected trophy around the world. The UEFA trophy is nicknamed the “big ears”, due to its large, prominent handles.

A benefit of winning this trophy is that winning teams can wear the trophy badge printed on their shirts for the next season. Real Madrid have been the most successful club in the UCL so far, with 14 Champions League trophies, and are the current holders after beating Liverpool in the last final.

UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The UEFA European Championship, informally known as the Euros, is a league played by teams from UEFA member countries.

The tournament was inaugurated in 1960 and is held every four years except for 2020, which was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The host country is automatically qualified to participate in the game while other countries compete on the field to qualify.

The most successful teams in the tournaments are Spain and Germany. Both teams have emerged with three trophies over the years.

THE FA CUP

UK clubs compete in the FA Cup as well as the English Premier League and EFL Cup.

The FA Cup is one of the most historic associations in football. It was established in 1871 and was considered a “giant killing” tournament.

This competition allows teams from lower ranks to compete against large teams with vast resources. The FA cup received a new design in 1911 after being stolen in 1895.

The original trophy was estimated at £1million in 2016. Big clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have held the cup.

COPA AMERICA

The Copa America includes several teams from the CONMEBOL national teams. It is the oldest football tournament in South America and the second oldest football competition in history.

The tournament determines the South American soccer champions. Argentina is the most successful team in this league, with 13 trophies.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

The English Premier League is one of the most complex trophies in football history. The winning team retains the EPL trophy. It consists of twenty club teams from across the UK.

Manchester United are the only team with a total of 13 titles since 1992. The cup has a crisp and unique design with three engraved lions representing English football. The base is galvanized with malachite, with the names of previous winners inscribed.

LA LIGA TROPHY

The La Liga tournament is a Spanish national competition which consists of 20 teams in Spain. The league has 38 games and teams compete to be first on the table at the end of the season.

Compared to the classic La Liga trophy, the modern trophy has a ribbon at the top end and a blue stripe wrapped around the lower back.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

Currently, the CAN takes place every two years. The tournament brings together 25 football teams from the African continent.

Egypt were the most successful team with seven trophies. The trophy is a gold-plated globe in the shape of Italy. The trophy is a replica of the earth surrounded by football.

CONFEDERATIONS CUP

The Confederations Cup is hosted in the same country that will host the World Cup the following year. The trophy is a golden globe that rests on a twisted column. The design is somewhat similar to the world cup trophy.

COPA DEL REY

An annual competition organized in Spain, the Copa Del Ray is the second most prestigious trophy after La Liga.

Barcelona are the most successful team in this event, with a total of 31 trophies. The trophy has a simple yet sophisticated design.

Conclusion

This list is not exhaustive as there are still several other great historical trophies.

However, no prestigious football trophy ranking would be complete without including one of the events we have listed in this article.

Together, these trophies help add glamour, thrill, cash and fun to football.


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