It is always a dream for the athletes to win a trophy. Winning a trophy remains as a great achievement for each and every sports person. They work hard, spend most of the valuable time in a day to just polish them as the best in the series and win the trophy. It is said that there are some trophies in this world which are very tough to win and needs a lot of hard work. Yes, it’s true. Even it does remain as a dream for great athletes all the life. Some North American Trophies comes in the top position in this list of top 10 Hardest Professional Sports Trophy to Win. But there are some international trophies too. So just read about this amazing fact related list. Really it seems very informative.Here the list is done according to the rank from 1 to 10. It moves down from toughest to the tougher.
Hardest Professional Sports Trophies to Win:
1. Stanley Cup: Stanley cup is a North American cup for the best team in National Hockey League. This trophy was first commissioned in 1892. It was named after Lord Stanley of Preston, then Governor General of Canada. It is one of the prestigious trophies of Ice Hockey in the whole world. The present holder of this trophy is Los Angeles Kings. Montreal Canadiens have the record to win the Trophy for maximum times that is 24 times.
2. Vince Lombardi Trophy: This is a Football trophy mainly awarded to the winning team of National Football League of USA. The name is given in the honor of Vince Lombardi, a legendary coach of National Football League. This trophy was first awarded in the year 1967. The current holder of this trophy is Seattle Seahawks.
3. Commissioner’s Trophy: It is the official trophy of Major League Baseball. It is given to the World Series winning team. It is awarded by the commissioner of Baseball. This was awarded for the first time in 1967 but with a different name. The present name was first officially decided on 1985. St. Louis Cardinals bears the record of winning the trophy for maximum times (4 times). The current holder of this trophy is San Francisco Giants.
4. Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy: It is awarded annually by the National Basketball Association of USA. Previously it was known as Walter A. Brown Trophy. From 1985 the name was changed to Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy which was kept in the honor of the former NBA commissioner. It is currently held by San Antonio Spurs.
5. Triple Crown Trophy: This is a prestigious trophy of Horse Racing in USA. It is silver trophy awarded to the winner of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. It is very well designed with three sides bearing the crown. It was first commissioned in 1950.
6. FIFA World Cup: It is one of the most popular sports trophies in the whole world. Mainly awarded by FIFA, the international association of football. It was first commissioned in 1930 and awarded every four years. The current champion team is Germany. The current trophy was designed by Silvio Gazzaniga.
7. Masters Tournament Green Jacket: It is a major Golf tournament of USA. Not only that, it is also one of the best award internationally in the world of Golf. The Jacket is awarded to the winner every year. And the tradition is the former winner will put the jacket on the current winner. This tournament was established in 1934.
8. Heisman Memorial Trophy Award: This award is given annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the USA. It was first awarded in 1935 to Jay Berwanger. It is presented by Downtown Athletic club. It is currently held by Jameis Winston.
9. Memorial Cup: It is an official cup of Canadian Hockey league. Awarded to the Junior Ice Hockey Club Champion. It was established in 1919 and the current holder of this trophy is Edmonton Oil Kings.
10. Tour De France Yellow Jersey: Tour De France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race held in France. It is currently organized by Amaury Sport Organization. The winner of the race is awarded with a Yellow Jersey. The current winner of this jersey is Vincenzo Nibali.