Top 5 Most Expensive Football Trophies in the World

Winning matches and trophies are the main goals of any football team. Football has become the world’s most popular sport and the trophies from the most high-profile tournaments are well known to football fans all over the world.

There is no better feeling for a football team than winning a famous trophy at the end of a tournament. As football is the most popular sport in the world, a lot of money is invested in the “beautiful game”.

It is therefore no surprise that these iconic football trophies also have a high monetary value.

Let’s now take a look at the five most expensive trophies in world football.

5. Serie A – €55,000

 

 

The Serie A trophy, awarded to the winner of the Italian championship at the end of each season, costs €55,000 and is called the “Coppa Campioni d’Italia” and has been used since the 1960-61 season.

Until 2004, however, the trophy was never presented to the winning team at the stadium. Sometimes it was sent to the headquarters of the winning club. In 2004, the tradition was changed and since then Serie A winners have had the opportunity to walk around the stadium with the trophy.

Although the Premier League is the richest league in the world, the Serie A trophy is the most expensive trophy in Europe, which perhaps says something about how much Italians value these things.

4. African Nations Cup – €127,000

 

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has received much criticism for describing the African Nations Cup as a “small” tournament. The German coach defended himself by saying that he did not mean to belittle the tournament and that his quote was taken out of context.

While Klopp’s words may be true, the Africans cannot be accused of taking offence at such a comment. After all, the African Cup of Nations is one of the most prestigious continental football competitions in the world.

The actual value of the Africa Cup of Nations is a fair reflection of the importance of the title. The African Cup of Nations costs a whopping €127,000 and is more than twice as expensive as the Serie A Cup, which is a close second in terms of value.

3. Ballon d’Or – €508,000

 

 

On top of all the money he earns from salaries and sponsorship contracts, Lionel Messi has more than €3.5 million in his locker for Ballon d’Or trophies alone. That’s right, football’s most prestigious individual prize costs just over half a million euros.

Awarded by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or recognises the most successful player in world football in a single year. Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time this year and is one step closer to cementing his status as the best footballer.

The Ballon d’Or is a very magnificent trophy that, according to some estimates, weighs around 12 kg. It has two brass plates that are embossed to look like a ball. It is said to have been carved into a spherical shape and then plated in precious gold to make it look as regal as it is.

2. FA Cup – €1 million

 

 

Here’s a little surprise. The FA Cup, the biggest cup in England, has the second most expensive trophy in world football.

The cup has had two designs and five actual trophies. The current cup is a replica of the 2014 cup and consists of 6.3 kg of silver. English luxury brand Thomas Lyte took 250 hours to produce this magnificent silver band.

Arsenal are the most successful team in the history of the FA Cup. It has won the title 14 times. Manchester United comes second with 12 FA Cups.

1. FIFA World Cup – €17 million

 

 

It’s only fitting that football’s biggest trophy is the most expensive of them all. The FIFA World Cup is the most expensive trophy in world football and it’s not even a competition. The real value is a staggering €17 million.

It has 18-carat gold and at the bottom of the trophy are two malachite ribbons. It weighs 6.1 kg. The cup is magnificent, with two human figures holding a globe (the earth) on the main part of the cup.

It is the most famous trophy in world football and it will change hands again in Qatar in 2022.

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