For any sportsperson the idea of holding aloft a trophy after a win in a championship is second to none. Players are fabulous entertainers and this is the reason they get paid so well. But what makes a player better than others is through the count of trophies they won. Winners of football trophies and rugby trophies feel proud to stand up in a crowd and say that they won some trophy. And in many cases they get introduced by others. This is the magic of sports and this is the importance of any major trophy.
When it comes to football trophies the two that are at the top of the pile are the FIFA World Cup trophy and the UEFA Champions League Trophy. There are others like the UEFA Nations Cup, Copa America and the world cups at different age levels but these two trophies top the wish list of any footballer.
The FIFA World Cup winner is awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy and it is one trophy that every footballer wants to win. Played every four years the FIFA World Cup crowns the best football playing nation in the world. Brazil have won the trophy a record five times followed by Italy with four titles Germany with three titles. Football trophies like this given the world names like Pelé, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, players whose names will always be etched in the fond memories of football lovers.
The UEFA Champions League final match is the most watched event in the world. This trophy goes to the best European football club. The prestige of this trophy is immense and this is why you have players changing clubs to try and ensure that they get to win this trophy. Real Madrid is the record nine-time titles holder followed by AC Milan with seven titles and Bayern Munich and Liverpool with fife titles each.
Rugby is a far tougher game than football in terms of being a contact sport. The toughest men in the world compete for the William Webb Ellis Cup or the Rugby World Cup. All this while this trophy was considered a jinx for the All Blacks but as we all know they are now the defending champions, having defeated France in the 2011 final. Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have won this trophy two times each and England has had a solitary title.
But there are some other very important rugby trophies. The Six Nations Cup is a hotly contested tournament between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. England has won a record 26 titles. The Bledisloe Cup between Australia and New Zealand is one of the biggest rugby trophies of all.
When you get to know the history of these football trophies and rugby trophies you are bound to get excited. Now imagine what the players go through. These trophies are the reason they play. So, if you want to buy a trophy for even a local tourney keep in mind that the players really want it.