It's your last chance to catch the trophy before France 2019!
The FIFA Women's World Cup™ Original Trophy is back in the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich to be admired by football fans from around the globe. But in less than a month it will be travelling to France once again when the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup™ kicks off.
Facts about the FIFA Women's World Cup™ Original Trophy:
Designed by William Sawaya and hand-crafted by Milanese specialists Sawaya & Moroni in 1998 in time for the 1999 tournament, the trophy, standing at 47cm and weighing 4.6kg, captures the athleticism, dynamism and elegance of international women’s football.
Fitted with a modern, cone-shaped base that reinforces the uplifting spirit of the design, the trophy stretches skywards in the form of a spiral band, enclosing a football at the top. The trophy is made of bronze gold-plated, polished aluminum and Verde Candeias Granite.
Engraved underneath its base are the names of each of the previous winners of the Women’s World Cup.
The winners are presented with the Original Trophy at the official final ceremony, however it is the FIFA Women's World Cup Winner’s Trophy which they will take home as their own, while the Original Trophy returns to its home at the FIFA Museum in Zurich. The winners’ trophy is almost an exact replica, and it was on display at the museum while the Original Trophy was on tour.
The trophies can be distinguished on close inspection, as the Winner's Trophy will have the name of the 2019 winners engraved after the final, while the Original has all previous winners etched on the bottom of the Trophy.