The Jules Rimet Trophy was presented to the World Cup winners from the first World Cup championship through 1970. It was originally known as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde in French. The cup was originally designed as a solid-gold winged figure of Nike the Greek Goddess of Victory. It was created in 1946 by Abel Lefleur in France.
Brazil won the World Cup three more times in 1970. Brazil was permitted to keep the trophy in its possession for life in accordance to an earlier requirement that teams could acquire permanent ownership in the event of three WC victories. The trophy was not actually in the possession of Brazil until 1983. It was taken from the display box at Rio de Janeiro’s Brazilian Football Association. Since then, it has never been recovered. Kodak of Brazil donated a copy that a German goldsmith made for the association. The Cup had been stolen before and was recovered once more in 1966. This ransom was paid just before the World Cup finals in London. Pickles, a dog, quickly found the trophy by following the scent of it to a hedge in the garden where the thief wanted to hide it. It was then stolen by a young man during the 1970 celebrations of the Brazilian team. However, it was also recovered shortly after.
The fifa world cup 2022 Trophy was created in 1970 to replace the original trophy that the Brazilian team had the right to keep. The design of Silvio Gazzaniga from Italy was chosen by seven FIFA experts. It measured approximately 14 inches in height and 13 1/2 pounds. It was made of solid 18-carat gold and featured two athletes rising to victory with their arms extended and the earth lifted above them. The names and years of all fifa world cup 2022 winners since 1974 are engraved on the bottom side of the trophy. When the name plaque on the current trophy is full, which only has enough space for 17 names from 1974-1938 World Cups, the trophy will be permanently retired and replaced by a new trophy.
The sports award is awarded to the winner nation until the next year’s championship. It will then be handed on to the new champions. The winning team will receive a replica in gold plating after giving up the original solid-gold trophy. Prior to 1978, all eleven players on the pitch at match’s end received medals. Each year, the top three teams’ coaches and players receive medals in gold, silver and bronze with a WC Trophy emblem. FIFA announced in 2007 that medals would be retroactively given to the World Cup winners from 1930-1974. Following the 2002 WC, South Korea presented 4th place medals to the Cup’s hosts.