The FIFA World Cup is unarguably the biggest stage in football. Every player dreams of participating on the stage with the brightest spotlight.
Naturally, when you come across the trophy, you will dare to ask yourself what the trophy is made of and what it represents.
The current FIFA World Cup Trophy came to the light in1974, and it is made of 18-carat gold with a band of malachite on its base. Weighing 6.2 kilograms, it is approximately 75% gold.
Is the World Cup Trophy Solid Gold?
The World Cup Trophy is not made of solid gold. The original trophy was made up of gold-plated sterling.
World Cup Titles
Brazil – 5
Germany/West Germany – 4
Italy – 4
Argentina – 2
Uruguay – 2
Spain – 1
France – 1
World Cup Final history
Uruguay 1930: Uruguay def. Argentina 4-2
Italy 1934: Italy def. Czechoslovakia 2-1 (ET)
France 1938: Italy def. Hungary 4-2
Brazil 1950: Uruguay def. Brazil 2-1
Switzerland 1954: West Germany def. Hungary 3-2
Sweden 1958: Brazil def. Sweden 5-2
Chile 1962: Brazil def. Czechoslovakia 3-1
England 1966: England def. West Germany 4-2 (ET)
Mexico 1970: Brazil def. Italy 4-1
West Germany 1974: West Germany def. the Netherlands 2-1
Argentina 1978: Argentina def. the Netherlands 3-1 (ET)
Spain 1982: Italy def. West Germany 3-1
Mexico 1986: Argentina def. West Germany 3-2
Italy 1990: West Germany def. Argentina 1-0
USA 1994: Brazil def. Italy 0-0 (3-2 PKs)
France 1998: France def. Brazil 3-0
Japan 2002: Brazil def. Germany 2-0
Germany 2006: Italy def. France 1-1 (5-3 PKs)
South Africa 2010: Spain def. the Netherlands 1-0 (ET)
Brazil 2014: Germany def. Argentina 1-0 (ET)
Below is a list of the top scorers in the competition’s history.
|Rank||Player||Country||Number of goals|
|3||Gerd Müller||West Germany||14|
|8||Helmut Rahn||West Germany||10|
|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||West Germany||9|
|Uwe Seeler||West Germany||9|