According to popular belief, it takes approximately four months and 72 hours to make this trophy. NFL teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys have won the most number of Vince Lombardi Trophies in NFL history.
The Stanley Cup
Hockey may not be the biggest sport in the country but hockey is hockey is hockey. There's a kind of madness in that sport we don't see elsewhere. Not even in The Mighty Ducks.
So. That Stanley Cup. It's the Holy Grail of the National Hockey League. Unlike the other trophies mentioned above, the Stanley Cup isn’t made every year. Like a championship belt, winners keep it until a new champion is crowned, making it more valuable to any team than anything else.
That means they literally have to defend it if they want to keep it. The cup is made of silver and nickel alloy. It has a height of 32.25 inches and weighs a staggering 34 pounds. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the current holders of the cup to date.
The Wimbledon Trophy
Widely considered as the most prestigious trophy in professional tennis, the Wimbledon trophy is exclusive to, well, the Wimbledon Championships in London. The title is classified into several kinds: men’s trophies and woman’s trophies both in the singles and doubles category.
Grand slam favorite Roger Federer has won this trophy six times while Russian babe Maria Sharapova took one home at a young age of 17 years. The Wimbledon Trophy is usually accompanied by prize money with a hefty amount of sum.
The trophy has been awarded since 1887 and bears the inscription: "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World."
The Gentlemen's Singles Champion receives a silver gilt cup 18.5 inches (about 47cm) in height and 7.5 inches (about 19 cm) in diameter.
The Ladies' Singles champion receives a sterling silver salver commonly known as the "Venus Rosewater Dish," or simply the "Rosewater Dish." The salver, which is 18.75 inches (about 48 cm) in diameter, is decorated with figures from mythology.
The World Cup Trophy
Now if you are not familiar with the World Cup or its trophy altogether, you are nations away from being a bona fide sports fan. It's the entire human nation battling it out in one the most anticipated sports events of all time: the FIFA World Cup, which, just like the Olympics, occurs every four years. Incidentally, the next World Cup happens this year from June 11 to July 11.
Made of 18-karat gold with a malachite base, it depicts two human figures holding up the earth. The trophy stands at 14.4 inches and weighs 11 pounds.
While Italy is the current holder of the cup when their team won the World Cup back in 2006, Brazil and Italy hold the record for most cups won in World Cup history. They hold 5 and 4, respectively. Here’s to hoping the Philippines represent someday!