The FIFA World Cup trophy is 36.5 cm tall and is made of 6.175 kg of 18 karats (75%) gold. It has a circular base, 13 cm in diameter, made of two layers of malachite. The design sees arching lines from the base spiral up and forms the base for a golden replica of the world.
Is the World Cup real gold?
The current World Cup trophy weighs 6.175kg and measures 36.8cm high by 12.5cm wide. It is hollow and made from 18 carat gold (750 fineness). This means it contains 4,927 grams of pure gold. The base is decorated with green malachite, a particularly beautiful gem.
What is the height of a soccer trophy?
At the conclusion of each World Cup, one lucky team gets to hoist the gold FIFA World Cup Trophy in the air and celebrate winning soccer’s biggest event. The illustrious trophy gleams under the stadium lights, considering it’s made of 18-carat gold. It weighs 13.54 pounds and is 14.5 inches tall.
Is the FIFA World Cup Trophy made of real gold?
The World Cup Trophy is not made of solid gold. The original trophy was gold plated sterling. The current FIFA World Cup Trophy that was introduced in 1974 is made of 18-carat gold with a band of malachite on its base. Weighing 6.2 kilograms, it is approximately 75% gold.