Dimensions, weight and what it is made of
The trophy was designed by the Italian Silvio Gazzaniga. It was made in 1973 in 18-carat gold. It has a malachite base and represents two people holding the planet Earth.
The FIFA World Cup weighs 6,175 grams, of which 4,927 are pure gold. It is 36.8 centimeters tall and the base is 13 centimeters in diameter.
How much is the world cup worth?
The estimated price of the World Cup ranges from 250,000 to 300,000 dollars.
Who gets the world cup?
The World Cup can only be played by the teams that won the tournament, including the champions of past editions and the heads of state.
When a team wins the World Cup, they hoist the official trophy, but they take home a replica that has virtually the same design features. And it’s also gold.
The current trophy has been won by 6 teams: Germany, 3 times (1974, 1990 and in 2014); Brazil (1994 and 2002), Argentina (1978,1986, 2022) and Italy (1982 and 2006), with 2 tournaments won each. France (1998 and 2018) and Spain.
The names of the teams are inscribed on the base of the trophy. With the last championships in France and Argentina, there would only be room for two new champions. For the 100th anniversary of the World Cup, in 2030, a new trophy will need to be created or the current base will need to be expanded.
Brazil is the five-time world champion, but before the trophy was called the Coupe Jules Rimet and it was left to Brazil in 1970, when it won its third title. But in 1983 it was stolen from its display case and never appeared again.