The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA, the world's football governing body, decided to stage an international men's football tournament under the era of FIFA president Jules Rimet who put this idea into place.
In 2004, he was posthumously made a member of the FIFA Order of Merit, which was collected by his grandson Yves Rimet. He is credited with being the inventor of the World Cup. The original World Cup trophy was named the Jules Rimet Trophy in his honour.
Silvio Gazzaniga (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsilvjo ɡaddzaˈniɡa]; 23 January 1921 – 31 October 2016) was an Italian sculptor. While working for the Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni company, he created the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Made of 18 carat gold with bands of malachite on its base, it stands 36.8 centimetres high and weighs 6.1 kilograms. The trophy was made by Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni company in Italy. It depicts two human figures holding up the Earth. The current holders of the trophy are France, winners of the 2018 World Cup.
The current World Cup trophy weighs 6.175kg and measures 36.8cm high by 12.5cm wide. It is hollow and made from 18 carat gold (750 fineness). This means it contains 4,927 grams of pure gold.
It can be made of brass alloy electroplated with gold or it can be an actual boot sprayed with gold paint. The fact is no FA in the world will want to give award winners, year after year, a whole boot made of pure gold. A golden boot probably weighs about a kilo, so it would be very expensive to do so.
The award valued at slightly higher than 3,000 euros has a sphere filled with a wax-like material that is chiseled to give the shape and seam of the spherical representation. It is then bathed in fine gold with the France Football logo and the name of the winner engraved.
After the 2022 World Cup is held in Qatar this fall, the next World Cup is scheduled to be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada in 2026. Denver is one of 17 cities in the U.S. in contention to host matches in 2026, with 10-11 cities in the U.S. set to be selected by next month.
The original trophy remains in FIFA's possession, while the winning National Association receives a gold-plated replica. A new World Cup trophy will be required for 2042, as the name plaque at base of the current trophy is designed to be filled up by names of the 17 champions from 1974 to 2038.
FIFA originally had a rule stating that any team that wins the World Cup three times became permanent owners of the trophy. Surprisingly, teams that win the World Cup don't get to keep the prize. Teams are given a gold-plated replica to keep, which is called the FIFA World Cup Winners' Trophy.
Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was an American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the "Father of American Football". Among a long list of inventions, he created the sport's line of scrimmage and the system of downs.
It is likely the most popular sporting event in the world, drawing billions of television viewers every tournament. Brazil's Ronaldo (yellow shirt) maneuvering around opposing German players during the final match of the 2002 World Cup, held in Yokohama, Japan; Brazil defeated Germany, 2–0.
Pele is considered the god of football. There's not a single player who has won more world cups than him. Pele was a goal-scoring machine who also served as the major point of attack for both club and country.
1. Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich | 33 goals (66)
Messi has got his hands on the European Golden Shoe a record six times, which is two more than Ronaldo, and is marginally ahead of his rival overall, but the fact that both have been on the FIFPro World XI 14 times is an illustration of how closely fought the battle has been.
Olympic athletes do not get paid by just attending the Olympic Games. However, if an athlete earns a medal, there is a medal bonus attached to it. A gold medal is worth $37,500, a silver medal is worth $22,500 and a bronze medal is worth $15,000.
FIFA World Cup Trophy – when it was made, it cost around $50,000 but is now valued at $20 million.
Taking place quadrennially, the FIFA Men's World Cup™ sees 32 nations compete against each other for the prize.