Important Trophies and Cups of Sports

Some games have become popular due to associated trophies and vice versa. For example Wimbledon Trophy is well known for Tennis. The list shows different important trophies and cups of sports and games which are played India and worldwide.

Important Trophies and Cups of Sports : Tennis

important trophies and cups of different sports

Australian Open Trophy

Grand Slam events provide the most important trophies and Cups in Tennis. The main associated trophies in Grand Slam are – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. These four trophies are called as all time best Tennis throughout the world as they provide the maximum prize money, popularity and rating points. Among all of these four trophies, Wimbledon is the most prestigious one.

Some other internationally important Trophies and Cups in tennis areATP World Tour, WTA Tour Championship, WTA Premier, ATP Masters 1000, ATP challenger, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, World Team Cup, Hopman Cup

Important Trophies and Cups in association to Cricket

important Trophies and Cups of sports

ICC World Cup

The most famous cup in cricket is ICC World Cup. This is organized by International Cricket Council (ICC) in every four years. The format consists of one day international matches (ODIs). The first World Cup was held in England in 1975 in which West Indies won the World Cup trophy by defeating Australia in final.

Some other internationally popular Trophies and Cups in Cricket are – Ashes Cup, Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup, Border Gavaskar Trophy, Asia Cup, Indian Premier League, NatWest Series, Champions League T20, Mandela Trophy, Sharjah Cup, Titan Cup etc.

 Important Trophies and Cups associated with Ice Hockey Sport

Ice Hockey World cup is organised by International Ice Hockey Federation. It was established in 1920 during Summer Olympics of Belgium. It is highest and most reputed trophy in Ice Hockey sport worldwide.

Other important Trophies and Cups in Ice Hockey are – Canada Cup, Challenge Cup, Olympics medal, IIHF World championships, NHL Challenge Cup, Victoria Cup, Canada USSR Summit series etc

Important Trophies and Cups associated with Field Hockey Sport

important trophies and cups of different sports

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The most important cup is Hockey World cup organised by International Hockey Federation. Hockey world cup tournament started in year 1971 and from then it is organised every four years. Like wise Women’s Hockey World Cup hold equally important status. Pakistan win and lifted the World Cup in the inaugural event of 1971 hosted by Spain.Pakistan is four times winner and Australia is three times winner of Hockey World Cup.

Other important trophies and Cups in Hockey – Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (held in Malaysia), Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Hockey Cup (for under 21 age in Malaysia), Olympic Medal in Hockey, Champions Trophy, Indira Gandhi International Gold Cup, Hockey Champions Challenge, Commonwealth games Cup.

List of Important Trophies and Cups in Football

Important Trophies and Cups of Sports

FIFA World Cup

The most important Cup in Football game is FIFA World Cup. This was founded in year 1930 as Federation of International Football Association. It is organised every four years starting from 1930 (except in 1942 and 1946). Urugay was the first winner and host of this prestigious World Cup in 1930. Germany is the current winner of the event held in 2014 at Brazil.

List of other important Trophies and Cups associated to sport of Football –  FIFA Confedrarions Cup, The Premiership Trophy of England, Champions League Trophy of Europe, FA Cup,  Ruropean Football Championships (UEFA), Africa Cup of Nations (CAF), CONMEBOL (Copa America)

List of Important Trophies and Cups of Sports Worldwide

Name of Trophy Associated Sport
America’s Cup Yacht Racing
Ashes Cricket (England-Australia)
Asia Cup Cricket
ATP Championship Tennis
Australian Open Tennis
Azar Cup Polo
Azlan Shah Cup Hockey
Benson and Hedges Trophy Cricket
Canadian Open Tennis
Champions Trophy Hockey
Champions League T 20 Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Cricket
Cincinnati Masters Tennis
Colombo Cup Football
Corbillion Cup World Table Tennis (Women’s)
Davis Cup Tennis
Derby Horse Racing
Dubai Open Tennis
Euro Cup Football
Evert Cup Tennis
F A Cup Football
Federation Cup Tennis
FIFA World Cu Football
French Open Tennis
German Open Tennis
Grand National Horse Racing
Hall of Fame Championship Tennis
Hambury Masters Tennis
Heineken Open ATP Tour Event Tennis
Hol Rar Trophy Bridge
Hopman Cup Tennis
India Satellite Open Tennis
Indian Premier League Cricket
Indira Gandhi International Gold Cup Hockey
Italian Open Tennis
Japan Open Tennis
Jules Rimet Trophy Football
King’s Cup Air Races (England)
Mercedes Benz Cup Tennis
Merdeka Football (Asian Cup)
Nasdaq 100 Open Tennis
Natwest Trophy Cricket
Nordic Light Open Tennis
Presidents Cup Football
Prince of Wales Cup Golf (England)
Ryder Cup Golf (England)
Schneider Cup Seaplane Race (England)
Swaythling Cup World Table Tennis (Men)
Thomas Cup World Badminton (Men)
Tunku Abdul Rahman Cup Asian Badminton
Uber Cup World Badminton (Women)
UEFA Cup Football
Virginia Long Corn Trophy Boxing
Walker Cup Golf (England)
WBA Title Boxing
World Chess Championship Chess


List of Important Trophies and Cups of Sports in IndiaImportant Trophies and Cups

Name of Trophy Related Sport
Aga Khan Cup Hockey
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup Hockey
Amrit Diwan Cup Badminton
Ashutosh Trophy Football
Bangalore Blues Challenge Cup Basketball
Barna Bellack Cup Table Tennis (Men)
Beighton Cup Hockey
Mumbai Gold Cup Hockey
Burdwan Gold Cup Weightlifting
Chadda Cup Badminton (Women)
Chakola Gold Trophy Football, Hockey
Cooch Bihar Trophy Cricket
DCM Trophy Football
Deodhar Trophy Cricket
Dhyan Chand Trophy Hockey
Dr B C Roy Trophy Football
Rajindra Prasad Cup Tennis
Duleep Trophy Cricket
Durand Cup Football
Ezar Cup Polo
Gurmit Trophy Hockey
Hiralal Cup Badminton
I F A Shield Football
Irani Cup Cricket
Jaylakshmi Cup Table Tennis (Women)
Kuppuswamy Naidu Trophy Hockey
Lady Ratan Tata Trophy Hockey (Women)
Maulana Azad Trophy Inter-University Sports
MCC Trophy Hockey
Mrs Iqbal Hussain Trophy Football
Moin-ud-Daula Gold Cup Cricket
Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey
Obaidullah Gold Cup Hockey
Prithi Singh Cup Polo
Radha Mohan Cup Polo
Ramanujan Trophy Table Tennis (Girls)
Rani Jhansi Trophy Cricket
Rangaswamy Cup Hockey
Ranji Trophy Cricket
Rene Frank Trophy Hockey
Santosh Trophy Football
Scindia Gold Cup Hockey
Sheesh Mahal Trophy Cricket
Stafford Cup Football
Subrato Mukherjee Cup Football
Todd Memorial Trophy Football
Vijay Merchant Trophy Cricket
Vittal Trophy Football
Wellington Trophy Rowing
Wills Cup Cricket
Yadavindra Cup Hockey
Yonex Cup Badminton