How FIFA World Cup Trophy Was Stolen Twice, Was It Ever Found?

How FIFA World Cup Trophy Was Stolen Twice, Was It Ever Found?

Doha: The first FIFA World Cup trophy was designed by a French designer in 1930, and until 1938, the World Cup winning teams were awarded the trophy named after FIFA President Jules Rimet, earlier in the era. The trophy was called the Victory after a Greek goddess.

According to Sporting News’ website, It was not until 12 years after the Second World War that a world event was held, and after 1938 the next event was played in 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962.

The trophy was put on public display before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in Great Britain, but was stolen, and subsequent efforts to find it have been unsuccessful.

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In 1970, again in Brazil, the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen for the second time when the World Cup winning Brazilian team was presented with a replica trophy, which they still have.

The current trophy used by FIFA was designed by Italian Silvio Gazzaniga in 1974. The trophy will be awarded to teams until the 2038 World Cup, after which a new design is likely to be introduced.


The teams that won the tournament used to take home the original trophy, but after being stolen twice, FIFA now gives the winning team a gold-plated bronze replica.

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The actual trophy is made of 18 carat gold weighing more than 6 kg with 75% of gold.

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