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Top 10 Most Expensive Sports Trophies 2021

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The essence of many sporting careers is lifting their sport’s most prestigious trophy for their country or club or individual. To many athletes, these trophies and what they stand for are priceless.  

So, what exactly are some of the world’s greatest sports trophies made of and what are they really worth? Here’s a look at the most expensive trophies in sports.

10. The Super Bowl Trophy (Vinci Lombardi Trophy) – $50,000

The sterling silver Vinci Lombardi trophy is awarded yearly to the winner of the National Football league (NFL).

The trophy is valued at only $2000 based on raw material, while it actually takes around 4months, 72 man hours and $50,000 to produce the trophy annually.

9. Bundesliga Trophy (The Meisterchale) – $60,000

The trophy is awarded to the German football league champions at the end of the season. The names of all the German champions since 1903 are immortalized on it – starting with Vfl Leipzig.

A silver ring with engraving plates was added to it in 1981 to allow further champions’ names to be engraved.

8. Serie A trophy – $60,000

The trophy is awarded to the winner of Italian Football League, Serie A – The Scuddetto.

Serie A hosts three of the world’s most famous football clubs – Ac Milan, Juventus and Inter.

7. DFB Pokal Trophy – $108,000

The cup completion of the German Football Association basically known as DFP-Pokal has provided countless fascinating anecdotes during its 70 year history.

The trophy is 54 centimetres tall, weighs 6.25 kilograms and has been crafted using gold plated sterling silver, 12 tourmalines, 12 rock crystals and 18 nephrites.

6. Africa Cup of Nations Trophy – $150,000

The trophy is awarded to the winner of the CAF Africa cup of nations which began in 1956.

Egypt has won the trophy 8 times – the most for a single country.

5. America’s Cup Trophy – $250,000

The Americas trophy also known as Auld mug, is awarded in the sport of sailing. It is the oldest international competition operating in any sport.

4. Ballon d’Or trophy – $600,000

The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by France Football that is one of the oldest and generally regarded as the most prestigious individual award for footballers.

The trophy consists of two welded hemispheres of brass plated with gold.

Lionel Messi has won the award a record 6 times, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo who has five.

3. Stanley Cup Trophy – $650,000

It is presented to the winning team of the NHL Ice Hockey tournament in Canada annually.

It is well over 100 years old, and with new team names being engraved on it yearly has become one of the largest trophies.

2. Indiana polis 500 (Borg Warner Trophy) – $1.3 Million

Initially worth $10,000 in 1936, the Borg Warner trophy is insured for more than $1.3 million in 2021.

It’s presented to the winner of annual Indianapolis 500-mile race, commonly known as the Indy 500.

The trophy is engraved with faces of all the drivers who have won the Indy 500.

1. FIFA World Cup Trophy – $20 Million

The trophy is awarded to the winners of the FIFA World cup, held every four years. France are the reigning champions after winning it at the 2018 world cup.

It is composed of 18 carat gold with two layers of semi-precious malachite.

There is only one world cup trophy, and the winning tea, don’t get to keep it, instead they are presented a bronze plated replica.

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