TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE TROPHIES IN THE WORLD

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Winning a trophy is one of the most amazing feelings any athlete or sports person can experience. It’s what drives them to wake up very early in the morning for training and work hard till night time. It’s also what they dream about while asleep and pray fervently to win someday; be it for club or country. So today we at WorldRankings wish to present to you the world’s most expensive trophies. Hope you enjoy it.

TROPHYPRICE ($)
1NBA13000
2MLB19000
3STANLEY23000
4SUPERBOWL50000
5BUNDESLIGA55000
6SERIA A66000
7DFB-POKAL109000
8FIFA WORLD CUP161,000
9PREAKNESS STAKES 1,000,000
10INDIANAPOLIS 50001,300,000

#10.NBA TROPHY($13000)

NBA TROPHY

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For the 10th spot on our list, we have the NBA trophy, also known as the Larry O’Brien Trophy(named after the former NBA Commissioner, which costs about $13000. The trophy comprises silver with a 24 karat gold overlay and is designed to look like a basketball that’s falling into a net.

It is a title that is awarded yearly to the winner of that year’s NBA finals, which is an annual event where the best team from both the Eastern and Western Conference battle it out for victory in a best of seven-game series.

#9.MLB TROPHY($19000)

MLB TROPHY

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For the 9th spot on our list, we have the MLB trophy, also known as the Commissioner’s Trophy, which costs about $19000. It is made consists of 30 gold plated flags that symbolise the 30 different teams that play in the league. it also features a silver baseball in the centre of the trophy which is lined with 24-carat vermeil stitching.

It is a trophy that’s awarded yearly by the Commissioner of Baseball to that year’s winner of the MLB world series. it has a height of 68cm and a base of 21cm.

#8. STANLEY CUP ($23,000).

STANLEY CUP

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For the 4th spot on our list, we have the Stanley Cup, which is worth $23,000. The cup is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, who was appointed Governor-General by Queen Victoria in the 19th Century. It is recognised as the oldest trophy to be awarded to any professional sports team in North America.

The Stanley Cup is a trophy awarded yearly to the winner of the Ice Hockey NHL(National Hockey League) champion. It’s competed for yearly by teams from both the United States of America and Canada. the cup has been won a total of 103 times by different teams since its inception in the 1914-1915 season with the Montreal Canadiens having lifted it a record 24 times.

#7. SUPERBOWL($50,000)

SUPERBOWL

For the 7th spot on our list, we have the SuperBowl also known as the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which costs about $50000. Unlike other trophies in which replicas are given to the winning team, for the SuperBowl a new trophy is manufactured every season for winners by Tiffany’s.

The Super Bowl trophy is the trophy awarded to the winner of the final game of every NFL season in the USA. It is an annual competition which runs from early September to early January for its regular season, after which seven teams move on to the knockout stages known as the playoffs, in which the teams face each other to determine the final winner of the SuperBowl trophy.

#6. BUNDESLIGA TROPHY ($55,000).

BUNDESLIGA TROPHY/SHIELD

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For the 6th spot on our list, we have the Bundesliga trophy from Germany also known as the ‘Meisterschale‘ (Champions Bowl) which costs about $55,000.

It is a title awarded to the football/soccer team with the most points between 18 teams after a season-long run, which comprises 9 months from August to May. the competition was founded in the year 1962, with Bayern Munich being the team to win it the most with 30 titles out of 56 teams which have tried to win it over the years.

#5. SERIE A TROPHY($66,000).

SERIE A

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For the 5th spot on our list, we have the Serie A trophy of Italy which costs about $66,000.

It is a title which is given to the football/soccer team which the most points between 20 teams all across Italy after 38 games played home and away. The current Serie A as we know it started in the 1929-1930 season and has interchanged between 16-21 teams competing for it over the years. The team to have won it the most is Juventus FC of Turin, which has won it a record 36 times.

#4.  DFB-POKAL TROPHY($109,000).

DFB-POKAL

For the 4th spot, we have the DFB-POKAL (Deuthsche Futbol Bund) which costs $109,000.

It is a title given to the winner of DFB-POKAL, which is an annual knockout football competition in which 64 teams across the different German football leagues take part, with the aforementioned Bundesliga teams guaranteed automatic qualification. The competition began in the year 1935 and was first named the ‘Tschammer-Pokal‘, with Bayern Munich again being the most successful after lifting the trophy a record 20 times.

It also has a woman’s version called the DFB-POKAL FRAUN.

#3. FIFA WORLD CUP($161,000)

WORLD CUP TROPHY
WORLD CUP TROPHY

For the 3rd spot finally, on our list, we have the FIFA WORLD CUP, which has a value of $161,000. It is recognised as the most widely viewed professional competition in the world.

The FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY is a trophy that’s awarded every 4 years since its inauguration in 1930, to the winner of the FIFA WORLD CUP. it is a football knockout competition in which 32 teams from different nations participate in order to lift the trophy and be crowned champions. each iteration of the competition is hosted by a different country, which is guaranteed automatic qualification. The trophy itself is made from 18-carat gold, weighs 6kg and has a height of 32cm. As of 2018, the country to have lifted it the most is the Brasil National Football which has lifted it a record 5 times.

#2. PREAKNESS STAKES TROPHY ($1,000,000).

PEAKNESS STAKES

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For the 2nd spot on our list, we have the Preakness Stakes Trophy, also known as the Woodlawn Vase, which is worth about $1,000,000.

The Preakness Stakes is an American Horse racing competition that takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each May yearly in Baltimore, Maryland. The winner of this race is awarded the Woodlawn Vase which is made from Sterling Silver, weighs 13kg and has a height of 91cm.Tiffany & created it in the year 1860 Co. During the American Civil War, it was buried on a farm in Kentucky in order to avoid it being melted into bullets by soldiers.

#1. INDIANAPOLIS 500 ($1,300,000).

INDIANAPOLIS

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SOURCE: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Spoils.jpgFor the 1st spot on our list we have the Indianapolis 500 trophy also known as the Borg-Warner trophy which is worth $1,300,000.

It is a trophy that is awarded yearly to the Indy 500 champion, which is a motor sport competition that takes place yearly in Indiana, USA. The trophy is made from sterling silver, weighs 64kg and is 163cm tall. The actual trophy is not awarded to the winner of the Indy 500, but rather a smaller replica is awarded and the original stored at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Well, this brings us to the end of our list of the TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE TROPHIES IN THE WORLD. Did you enjoy it? I hope you did. Which of the trophies in the list is your favourite and which of them have you had the pleasure to watch live or participate in? Please let us know in the comment section below. Our favourite here at THERANKINGWORLD is the FIFA WORLD CUP and the Bundesliga Trophy.

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