The 7 Best Soccer Trophies in the World

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What are the most important soccer trophies in the world? The beautiful game is the most popular sport in the world with a huge selection of trophies that professional teams are constantly fighting for both at the club and international level.

Soccer trophies are proof of a winning team’s hard work, skills, dedication, and perseverance. In this blog we will discuss the 7 best soccer trophies at both the club level and international level.

International Competitions

International competitions take place when one nation faces off against another nation. These games are played during the international break, usually in the form of tournaments or friendlies.

Typically international trophies hold more significance than club trophies, with the exception of the Champion’s League trophy.

Here are the seven most important international trophies.

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FIFA World Cup Trophy

The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious soccer trophy in the world and teams only have a shot at winning this title every four years. Winning this trophy is the dream of every professional soccer player and international team.

This tournament brings together the best national teams from around the world, with the winner being crowned the world champion. The trophy itself is made of 18-carat gold and weighs 6.1 kilograms. A replica of the World Cup soccer trophy, the most important trophy in the history of the sport is an excellent gift for any soccer player.

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UEFA European Championship Trophy

The UEFA European Championship is the next most prestigious soccer trophy in the world. It also takes place every four years and brings together the best national teams from Europe.

The winner of this trophy is crowned the king of Europe. The trophy is made of silver and weighs 8 kilograms.

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CONMEBOL Copa America Trophy

The Copa America is the oldest international tournament in the world and teams from South America compete for this trophy, although occasionally teams from North America will also be invited to the tournament.

The trophy is made of silver and weighs 10 kilograms. It is a symbol of excellence and achievement in South America and the winner is declared the best country of the Americas.

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CONCACAF Gold Cup Trophy

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main tournament of the North, Central American, and Caribbean region and it takes place every two years. The two nations that have won this trophy the most are the United States and Mexico.

The Gold Cup trophy is made of gold and weighs 7 kilograms.

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Africa Cup of Nations Trophy

The Africa Cup of Nations is the main international tournament in Africa and it takes place every two years. The trophy is made of gold-plated silver and weighs 7.5 kilograms. The most recent winner of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Trophy was Ivory Coast.

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Asia Cup of Nations Trophy

The AFC Asian Cup is the main international tournament in Asia and it takes place every four years. The trophy is made of silver and weighs 15 kilograms. The previous winner of both the 2019 and 2023 Asian cup was Qatar.

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Confederations Cup Trophy

The FIFA Confederations Cup is a tournament held every four years, the year before a World Cup, between the winners of each of the six FIFA Confederation championships, along with the current FIFA World Cup Champions and the host nation.

The last winner of the Confederations cup trophy was Germany in 2017, before the Russia 2018 World Cup, since FIFA has decided to not continue with this tournament any more. That is why there was no Confederations Cup before the 2022 World Cup.

Club Competitions

Unlike international competitions, club competitions are played throughout the year and make up most of the games of a full season. Here are the seven most important club trophies.

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UEFA Champions League Trophy

The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in world soccer. It is made up of the top-division European clubs and takes place every year. The trophy is made of silver and weighs 7.5 kilograms.

The top teams in the best European leagues qualify for the Champion’s league while other teams have to go through qualification playoffs. The winner of this trophy also qualifies for the Club World Cup.

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UEFA Europa League Trophy

The UEFA Europa League is the second-tier club competition in Europe and it also takes place annually. It is made up of the top-division European clubs that did not qualify for the UEFA Champions League, as well as those that get knocked out of the group stages of the Champion’s league.

The trophy is made of silver and weighs 15 kilograms.

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UEFA Conference League Trophy

The UEFA Conference League is the third-tier club competition in Europe and it is pretty new. It is made up of top-division European clubs that did not qualify for the Champions League or Europa League and it takes place every year.

The trophy is made of silver and weighs 8 kilograms. The first winner of this trophy was Roma in 2022 and the previous winner was West Ham United in 2023.

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UEFA Super Cup

The UEFA Super Cup is a one-off match played between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The trophy is made of silver and weighs 12.5 kilograms.

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English Premiere League Trophy

The English Premier League trophy is given to the winner of the best league in England, and arguably the best league in the world, the Premier League. The Premier League is made up of 20 English clubs and takes place every year. The trophy is made of silver and weighs 4.5 kilograms.

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The Copa Libertadores

The Copa Libertadores is basically the Champion’s League competition, but for club teams in CONMEBOL, or in the South America region. Each continent has their own version of “The Champions League” and the winner of this competition is considered the best team in South America. The winner of this trophy also qualifies for the Club World Cup.

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Club World Cup

The FIFA Club World Cup is a tournament held every year between the winners of each of the major club tournaments in every continent. The trophy is made of gold and weighs 5 kilograms.

For example, the UEFA Champions league winner qualifies, the Copa America winner also qualifies, and the winner of each continent’s version of “The Champion’s League” also qualifies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best trophy you can get in soccer?

The best international trophy you can win in soccer is the World Cup while the Champions League is the best trophy at the club level.

What team has won the most FIFA World Cup trophies?

Brazil has won the most FIFA world cup trophies with five.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this blog reveals the best trophies of the beautiful game at both the international and club levels. There is a huge selection of trophies to win in the world of soccer, but only a limited number of teams reach success.

If you had the chance to win a World Cup trophy or a Champion’s league trophy, which one would you choose?

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