The Story of How Trophies Came to Be – Awards for Champions!

Obviously the largest prize in any given FIFA World Cup contest is to find the honour of holding the gold champions’ trophy aloft. You will find nevertheless individual serleg for prominent players at every tournament, and those don’t necessarily visit members of their group that are eventually victorious.

The Golden Ball award, or the Adidas Golden Ball award because it’s now formally known, continues to be given at each of the FIFA World Cup contests since 1982.

The Golden Shoe was given to one participant in each of the Cup contests ever played back to the very first tournament in 1930. The first winner was Argentina’s Guilermo Stabile in the 1930 Cup, regardless of how the eventual champions of this tournament were host nation Uruguay. The Golden Shoe award is currently sponsored by Adidas.

The Yashin Award

It was awarded in the 1994 Cup held at the USA

The FIFA Fair play prize was awarded in 1970 and generally goes to the group with the yellow or yellow cards throughout their period at the contest. Only teams that make it into the next round and beyond are all considered.

Most Entertaining Team

A relatively new award, it belongs to the group voted from the judging committee to have supplied the finest all around entertainment value throughout the contest.