Euro trophy details: The worth, weight and other specifications of the trophy discussed

Euro trophy details: The worth, weight and other specifications of the trophy discussed

Lenah Ann
June 16, 2024 at 9:35 PM
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The UEFA Euro trophy is one of the most lucrative soccer trophies in the world. It is awarded to the UEFA European (Euro) Championship winner, and only 10 nations have lifted it so far. Some countries such as Germany, Spain, Italy and France have won it more than once.

The UEFA Euro trophy
A giant Euro trophy outside Munich Airport is pictured on 12 June 2024. Reinhard Grindel (L) and Aleksander Ceferin with the Euro trophy on 27 September 2018. Photo: Bradley Collyer, Fabrice Coffrini
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Since the tournament's inception in 1960, the Euro Trophy champions often keep it until the next edition after every four years. The famed Cup was modified and made larger. Here is everything that you should know about the coveted UEFA Euro trophy.

History of the Euro Trophy

According to Goal, the Euro Trophy's name was derived from the first UEFA Secretary General's name, Henri Delaunay and was thus known as the Henri Delaunay Trophy. Though he died five years before the inaugural competition in 1960, he was the brains behind the idea of the European championship cup, which his son, Pierre Delaunay, made.

In 2008, the Henri Delaunay Trophy was remodelled for the first time and made larger since it was smaller than other major cups. UEFA has modified it to match the scale and size of Europe's most famous international soccer event.

Details and specifications of the Euro Trophy

Xabi Alonso of Spain lifts the Euro 2008 trophy
Xabi Alonso of Spain lifts the trophy after winning against Germany in the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match on 29 June 2008 in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Clive Mason
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After the 2008 modifications, the trophy weighs 8 kilograms or 18 pounds. It is made of sterling silver and is 60 centimetres or 14 inches tall.

The cup is 2 kilograms or 4.4 pounds heavier and 18 centimetres or 7.1 inches longer than the old one. Unlike the old one, the current one does not have a marble plinth at the bottom, as the silverware had to be enlarged for stability.

The names of the champion nations, previously inscribed in French on plaques affixed to the plinth, are now written in English beneath the title Coupe Henri Delaunay on the back of the trophy.

West Germany, the 1972 and 1980 European Cup winners, are engraved on the Henri Delaunay Cup as Germany. Since 2016, UEFA has returned the juggling boy previously removed from the Cup's back, per Bundesliga.

Euro Trophy replica

An England fan in the stands kisses a replica trophy during the UEFA Euro 2024
An England fan in the stands kisses a replica trophy during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group C qualifying match at Wembley Stadium, London, on 26 March 2023. Photo: Nick Potts
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UEFA owns the original European Cup, which is used for numerous events and presentations, including the final and other events. According to Mayor Sports, the winner will receive an equal-sized replica of the UEFA Euro Trophy.

Today, several replicas are available on the market and are valued between $30 and $200, depending on the height, size, weight, and colour. The original Euro Trophy photos can be seen on various online sources.

How much is a Euro Trophy worth?

According to Newsable, the Euro trophy is worth around $16,548 based on its material composition and artisanal quality. Its actual value, however, is immeasurable since it symbolises the achievement of European national teams. It is made of 92.5% silver and copper and represents excellence, elegance, and fine craftsmanship in soccer.

Frequently asked questions

The names of the winning nations are now printed directly on the Cup instead of engraved on the base. Spain's Iker Casillas was the first captain to lift the famed award in its updated form. Here are some frequently asked questions about the renowned UEFA Euro Trophy.

A detailed view of the UEFA EURO 2024 trophy
A detailed view of the UEFA EURO 2024 trophy at the UEFA Headquarters on 23 November 2023. Photo: Kristian Skeie
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What is the Euros trophy called?

The European Cup, awarded to the champions of the UEFA European Championship, is also known as the Henri Delaunay Cup.

Who has won the Euro Cup in history?

Since its inception, 10 national teams have won the European Cup competitions. Germany and Spain won it three times, while Italy and France won twice. The Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, and Portugal have won it once.

Who designed the Henri Delaunay Trophy?

The first edition of the Henri Delaunay Cup was designed by the Maison Chobillon silversmiths in Paris. It was initially presented to the Soviet Union in 1960 following their victory in the first-ever European Championship.

How many Euro trophies has Portugal won?

Portugal players lift the 2016 UEFA EURO trophy
Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Portugal and his teammates lift the 2016 UEFA EURO trophy on 10 July 2016. Photo: Federico Gambarini
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Portugal has one Henri Delaunay title, which they won after defeating hosts France 1-0 in the final of Euro 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo's nation has reached the semi-finals five times and the final as hosts in 2004 but lost to tournament underdogs Greece.

What is the Rotax Euro Trophy?

It is an award given to the highly competitive Euro Rotax MAX Challenge winner. The world's best drivers come together for exciting races and life-changing experiences in this premier karting series, which honours karting greatness and is organised by WSK Promotion.

What is the most respected trophy?

Since its inception in 1930, the FIFA World Cup trophy has been the most respected prize in soccer. It is the ultimate Cup awarded to the champion of the FIFA World Cup and has donned two names in its history: the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present and the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970.

Final word

Every European nation dreams of winning the UEFA Euro Trophy, which signifies the peak of European football glory and the result of years of hard work, devotion, and teamwork. Lifting the trophy is a career-defining moment for players and coaches, one that will be remembered and celebrated by fans worldwide.

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