Top 10 Most Expensive Trophies in the World

Have you ever wondered which trophies are the most expensive in the world? 

Well, the incredible price tags on some of the following trophies from around the world might shock you!

Keep reading below to find out everything you need to know about ten of the most expensive trophies in the world!

1. FIFA World Cup Trophy $20m (£16m)

Competition - FIFA World Cup

Material - 18-carat gold with 2 layers of semi-precious malachite

Year of creation - 1974

Size - 36.5cm

Weight - 6.175kg 

As you probably already know, the FIFA world cup football trophy is awarded to the winning team of the FIFA World Cup. 

Designed by Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga was first introduced in 1974.

Its design depicts two human figures holding up the earth

The 18-carat gold trophy is hollow because if it was solid, it would weight 70-80kg and be too heavy to lift. 

There is only one World Cup trophy, and the winning team don’t get to keep it. 

Instead, they are given a bronze plated replica. USA Today values the real World Cup Trophy trophy at $20 million or around £16 million.

2. Woodlawn Vase - Horse Riding Trophy - $2.5M (£2m)

Competition - Preakness Stakes

Material - Solid Silver

Year of creation - 1860

Size: 91cm

Weight - 13.6kg  

The Preakness Stakes is an American horse race that takes place on the third Saturday of May each year.

The horse racing trophy was created by Tiffany and Co. in 1860 and first awarded in 1861.  

But, because of the outbreak of the American civil war, the trophy had to be buried, so it was not melted down into ammunition. 

It was kept safe and is now presented to the winner of the Preakness Stakes every year. Although they don’t get to keep the real trophy, they are instead presented a replica to keep. 

The bullion’s actual value is worth £5,000, but due to its history and prestige, it is valued at over $2.5m, or around £2m.

3. Borg-Warner Trophy - Motorsport - $1.3 million (£1m)

Competition - Indianapolis 500

Material - Sterling Silver

Year of creation - 1936 

Size - 163cm 

Weight - 45kg

Originally worth 10,000 in 1936, the BorgWarner trophy is now insured for more than $1.3 million, which equates to around £1m.

The sterling silver motorsport trophy was first awarded in 1936 when it was created by the automotive supplier, BorgWarner.

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

Interestingly, the indy 500 is the oldest automobile race in the world that still takes place every year. 

The race is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has done since 1911. 

Race winners don’t get to keep the trophy though. They are instead awarded a miniature replica to keep. 

Some may find this creepy, but the BorgWarner trophy is actually engraved with the faces of all the drivers who have won the indy 500.

And, it’s got so many faces on it, that it’s had to be extended. Meaning, as well as being one of the most expensive trophies in the world, it’s also one of the biggest trophies in the world. 

4. BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games trophy - $1.3 million (£1m)

Competition - Diamond Games

Material - Gold & Diamond

Weight - 4.5kg

The Diamond games is a highly regarded women’s tennis competition, and the trophy is spectacular. 

The trophy was created to award any female player who could win the singles tournament 3 times within a five year period. 

It was last won by Amélie Mauresmo who won the tournament on three consecutive occasions, taking home the trophy in 2007. 

This stunning tennis trophy is designed in the shape of a tennis racquet with a tennis ball in the centre. 

It’s made from gold and encrusted with over 1,700 diamonds. 

Since Amélie Mauresmo won the trophy in 2007, a new trophy was created in 2008. This time, it was decorated with 2008 Diamonds!

This trophy should really be the most expensive one on the list because, discounting insurance and heritage, it’s the only one that’s actually worth its weight in gold… and diamonds. 

5. Stanley Cup Trophy - $23,478 (£18,000)

Competition - Canadian National Hockey League (NHL)

Material - Silver

Year of creation - 1892

Size - 89.5cm

Weight - 15.6kg

We don’t know how much the Stanley Cup trophy is insured for. However, on raw material value alone, USA Today estimated you could cash it in for around $23,500, or (£18,000) 

Presented to the winning team of the NHL ice hockey tournament in Canada every year, it’s one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in the world. 

It’s well over 100 years old, and with new team names being engraved on it each year, it’s grown to be one of the largest trophies in the world too. 

It’s so big that the oldest band has to be removed every few years and replaced with a new one. 

The oldest band is preserved in the Hockey hall of fame to keep it safe forever.  

And, whilst we don’t know the details of its insurance, the Stanley Cup and what it stands for is priceless. 

So, if it is insured, it’s probably insured for a lot of money. 

6. The Super Bowl Trophy (Vince Lombardi Trophy) - $50,000 (£40,000)

Competition - Super Bowl

Material - Sterling Silver

Size - 56cm 

Year of creation - 1967

Weight - 3.2 kg

The Sterling Silver Vince Lombardi trophy is awarded annually to the winner of the National Football League (NFL) championship competition, The Superbowl. 

Unlike other trophies in this list, a new Vince Lombardi trophy is made every year and the winning team gets to keep the one they win. 

The original trophy was produced by Tiffany & Co. in Newark, New Jersey and won by the Green bay Packers. 

Despite USA Today valuing the raw trophy at only $2000 (£1600) based on raw material, it actually takes around four months, 72 man-hours and $50,000 (£40,000) to produce the trophy each year. 


7. ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy $30,000 (£23,500)

Competition - Super Bowl

Material - Silver and Gold

Size - 60cm

Year of creation - 1999

Weight - 11kg

Created in 1999, the Cricket World Cup trophy is presented to the winning team of the ICC Cricket World Cup. 

Its design consists of three silver columns holding up a golden globe. 

The three columns represent batting, bowling and fielding, whilst the globe represents both cricket and the earth. 

Designed in London, the trophy contains gold and silver, giving it a value of around $30,000, or £23,500.

The names of the winners are engraved on the base of the trophy, which is kept in the International Cricket Council’s Dubai offices. 

A replica is awarded to the winning teams to keep. 

8. Commissioner’s Trophy (MLB) - $19,309 (£15,000)

Competition - Major League Baseball  

Material - Gold Plated Sterling Silver

Size - 61cm

Year of creation - 1967

Weight - 14kg

Presented to the winning team of the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series, the commissioner’s trophy was first awarded in 1967.

The baseball trophy cost $2,500 when it was first commissioned, making it worth an estimated $19,309 (£15,000) today.

It’s made from sterling silver and features 30 gold-plated flags to represent each of the major league baseball teams. 

In the centre of the trophy is a silver baseball with 24-carat vermeil stitching. 

9. European Championship Trophy (Henri Delaunay Trophy) - $15,000 (£12,000)

Competition - UEFA European Football Championships

Material - Sterling Silver

Size - 61cm

Year of creation - 2008

Weight - 8kg

This football trophy is awarded to the winner of the UEFA European Championship that takes place every four years.  

Crafted from sterling silver, the prestigious football trophy is worth around $15,000, or £12,000.

It was named in honour of Henri Delaunay, who came up with the idea for a European Championship but died five years before the first tournament. 

The original trophy was created in 1960 but remodelled to make it bigger in 2008, as it was thought to have been upstaged by UEFA’s other trophies. 

10. Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy (NBA trophy) - $13,500 £10,000

Competition - Basketball

Material - Sterling silver and vermeil with a 24 karat gold overlay. 

Size - 61cm

Year of creation - 1977

Weight - 6.6kg

The Larry O’Brien is a basketball trophy that’s awarded to the winner of the National Basketball Association Finals. 

First awarded in 1977, the trophy is designed to look like a basketball over a hoop and basket. 

Another trophy made by Tiffany & Co. USA Today estimates it’s value to be $13,500, or £10,000. 


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