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Ranking The 10 Best Trophies In Sports

FIFA World Cup Trophy
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In the world sport, nothing can match the elation of hoisting the trophy in the air and celebrating winning a championship. The trophy itself is incredibly important, symbolizing the incredible sacrifices and effort put in by athletes to reach the pinnacle of their profession.

From the Ashes urn to the prestigious FIFA World Cup, the world of sport has plenty of innovative and iconic hardware, and here are our top ten trophies.

10. The Commissioner’s Trophy – MLB

The Commissioner’s Trophy – MLB
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There is something special about the trophy given to the team that wins the World Series. The Major League Baseball trophy features 30 flags to represent each of the 30 ball clubs in the league and was designed by Tiffany & Co.

9. The Claret Jug – Golf

The Claret Jug – Golf
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The Open Championship – formerly the British Open – is one of the four major tournaments in golf, and its winner is awarded the iconic Claret Jug. This trophy first debuted in 1872 and is one of the only trophies that can also be used to drink from in the post-victory celebrations.

8. The Vince Lombardi Trophy – NFL

The Vince Lombardi Trophy - NFL
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The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the winners of the Super Bowl and is named after the legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to five Super Bowl wins in seven years. 

7. The Ashes – Cricket

The Ashes – Cricket
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In terms of size and grandeur, the Ashes are amongst the least-inspiring trophies in sport. However, because of the incredible history attached to the urn, it finds a place in our top ten. The Ashes urn contains the remains of a burnt cricket bail and was presented to the captain of the English cricket team during their 1882 tour of Australia. 

6. DFB Polkal – Football

Ribery kiss the DFB Pokal trophy
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The best trophy in club football is the DFB Polkal trophy, which is awarded to the team that wins the annual domestic cup in the German top flight. The trophy is crafted using gold-plated sterling silver and contains 210 grams of pure gold, 12 tourmalines, 12 rock crystals and 18 nephrites.  

5. The Wimbledon Championship Trophy – Tennis

The Wimbledon Championship Trophy - Tennis
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The Wimbledon Championship Trophy is steeped in heritage and history since first being awarded in 1887. The gold-tinted beauty is one of the most distinguishable pieces of hardware in sports, and it stands 18 inches high with a diameter of 7.5 inches.

4. The Larry O’ Brien Trophy – NBA

The Larry O’ Brien Trophy – NBA
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America knows how to honour its champions, and the NBA Larry O’ Brien Trophy which debuted in 1976 depicts a gold-plated basketball that is about to enter the net.

3. FIFA World Cup – Football

FIFA World Cup – Football
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The iconic FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious trophy in sports. Formerly known as the Jules Rimet Trophy, the 18-carat gold award is worth an estimated $20 million and depicts two people lifting the Earth.

2. The Cymru Premier Trophy – Football

The Cymru Premier Trophy – Football
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Not many awards can match the incredible Cymru Premier Trophy which awarded to the winner of the national football league in Wales. Sticking with Welsh tradition, the trophy is massive and features two giant dragons as the handles of the cup.

1. Korean Baseball League – Baseball

Korean Baseball League - Baseball
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The best trophy in the world of sport has to belong to the Korean Baseball League. The winners of the league, get a giant sword. We aren’t sure why, but nothing can top that.