7 World Famous Sporting Trophies …

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Now I know that many women don’t have an interest in sports.

I do.

I’ve been a lifelong fan of Chelsea Football (soccer) club and I enjoy pretty much most sports except F1 racing and boxing.2

I can’t wait for the Olympics next year and am hoping I’ll get to see some of the events live.

Being able to converse with your partner about sports can only be a good thing, so I thought I’d provide a short lesson to introduce 8 world famous sporting trophies to you.

1. The Superbowl Trophy

The Superbowl Trophy

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Kicking off with one you should all know already and if you don’t, what planet do you live on?

The Superbowl Trophy is awarded to the winners of the National Football League championship game.2

Known as the Vince Lombardi Trophy, each year a new one is made exclusively by top craftsmen at Tiffany.

It is quite unusual in the world of trophies, as most major awards are so steeped in history because they are the original one.

2. The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup

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Every two years, the USA plays Europe at golf for the Ryder Cup.

The competition is held alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.

The trophy is named after the man who donated it, Samuel Ryder, and is unique in golf and probably most other professional sports because it is competed for without any prize money on offer.

3. The World Cup

The World Cup

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Probably the only trophy that doesn’t need qualification of the sport involved.

Even though there are plenty of world cups for other sports, the term World Cup on its own is totally synonymous with football (soccer).

It is one of the most world famous sporting trophies.

4. The Wimbledon Trophies

The Wimbledon Trophies

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For a world famous tennis championship, you need a world champion trophy.2

The winners of the annual Wimbledon tournament, as well as earning pay checks of £1 million ($1.62m), they get a replica of these beautiful trophies.

The originals are engraved with the winner’s names but are never removed from their home at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in South West London.

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