Important Sports and Trophies

Trophy is a palpable, imperishable reminder of a certain achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Be it battle, sports, or corporate work; trophies have own identities and some legends associated with it. Trophies have marked victories since ancient times. Trophies are often awarded for sporting events, from youth sports to professional level athletics. Often sports medals are given out either as the trophy or along with more traditional trophies. Originally the word trophy coined in English in 1550 was derived from the French trophée in 1513, “a prize of war”, from Old French trophee.


Cups or goblets were given to winners of sporting events at least as early as the very late 1600s in the New World. These cups are particularly associated with sporting events, and were traditionally made in silver. Trophies are awarded for team, or individual accomplishments in sports. Even Belts are used as trophy in many combat sports, such as boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling. Today, because of mass production of plastic/resin trophies most common trophies are much less expensive, and more pervasive.


The iconic trophies in sports are always pricey, with long past, and one or more legends associated with it to make it interesting and worth to take pride if you are among the winners. The oldest sports trophies in the world are the Carlisle Bells, a horse racing trophy dating back to 1559 and 1599 and were first awarded by Elizabeth I


Trophies or Awards of Sports in India are presented by the Government of India to the sports persons in various fields for their outstanding performances.


The purpose of awards, medals, and trophies are:-

  1. They encourage athletes to put forth their best effort.
  2. They promote good attendance and strong participation
  3. They touch on athletes’ humility, empathy, and understanding.


Below is the list of different sports and their related trophies.

  1. Cricket

Ashes Cup

Asia Cup

C.K. Naidu Trophy

Deodhar Trophy

Duleep Trophy

Gavaskar Border Trophy

G.D. Birla Trophy

Gillette Cup

ICC World Cup

Irani Trophy

Jawharlal Nehru Cup

Rani Jhansi Trophy

Ranji Trophy


Barcia Trophy

Rothmans Cup

Sahara Cup

Sharjah Cup

Singer Cup

Titan Cup

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Vijay Merchant Trophy

Wisden Trophy

Wills Trophy

  1. Hockey

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Aga khan Cup

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup

Dhyanchand Trophy

Nehru Trophy

Sindhia Gold cup

Murugappa Gold Cup

Wellington Cup

Stanley Cup

  1. Football

Rovers Cup

Bandodkar Trophy

Merdeka Cup

Confederation cup

DCM Trophy

Durand Cup

Rovers Cup

B.C. Raj Trophy (National Championship)

FIFA world Cup

Jules Rimet Trophy

Kalinga Cup

Santosh Trophy

IFA Shield

Scissor Cup

Subroto Cup

Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Trophy

Todd Memorial Trophy

Vittal Trophy

UEFA Champions League

  1. Badminton

Amrit Diwan Cup

Asia Cup

Chaddha Cup

European Cup

Harilela Cup

Ibrahim Rahimatillah Challenger Cup

Konica Cup

Sophia Cup

Kitiakara Cup

Malaysian Open

Thomas Cup (men)

Uber Cup (women)

  1. Table Tennis

Travancore Cup (women)

Swathling Cup (men)

Bama Belleck Cup

  1. Lawn Tennis

Davis Cup

Australian Open

French Open


US Open

Heineken Cup

  1. Golf

Augusta Masters

British Open

US Maters

Horse Racing


  1. Rowing

Wellington trophy