Winning a trophy as a footballer is one of the best things that can happen to you in the game.
No matter how big or small it is, a trophy is a great accomplishment.
Now while these are won throughout the season, especially in the final half.
Do players get to keep any of the trophies they win?
This goes for ones won by the team and of course personal ones they win too.
Today’s post sees us answer this question head-on, where I will explain what exactly happens after a player is triumphant.
Do Footballers Keep Trophies?
Footballers do get to keep trophies, however not every single one they win.
That is because with it being a team sport, giving one player a trophy that is won by the team wouldn’t be possible.
So as a result, trophies that are won by the player themselves.
To name a few this includes:
- Golden boot
- Player of the year
- Young player of the year
- Any end of the year awards given by the players club
Whether that be a golden boot or even a player of the year award.
Then that is there’s to keep and store in their collection of trophies.
However if a footballer has won the Premier League for instance, then a player won’t be able to take it home.
They will celebrate by lifting it up on both the day they win and on the homecoming in their city.
But with a squad that has collectively won it. a soccer player won’t get to keep it.
Instead, it will be kept at the club, most likely in a cabinet, until it needs to be handed back.
That being said, though, if a footballer does win a trophy.
That will be on their resume as something they have achieved in their club.
When people talk about footballers’ success in their career, they will name the number of titles they have won.
However, of course, they don’t have that amount of trophies in their homes.
What Do Players Get Instead Of Trophies?
While a footballer won’t get to personally keep the main trophy.
Each player of a competition-winning team is given medals each.
Similar to how the Olympics go, each of the winning teams gets gold medals instead of trophies.
While the runners up still get the acknowledgment of being finalists by getting silver medals.
This will happen for nearly all competitions.
Whether that be international or domestic.
However, one exception to this is the World Cup, where as recently as the 2018 edition.
Each player of France team was awarded a gold-coated replica version of it.
Instead of the fully made of gold one that is crowned to them after the game.
Are They The Real Version Or A Replica?
If a footballer wins a trophy, they will receive a brand new version of it.
Since they get to keep them, a new one therefore as to be made for the next time the rewards are presented.
You see, personal trophies are different from team trophies.
Team trophies such as World Cups, domestic titles are given to a team.
Only for them to give it back for the next team who wins it.
Due to this, these trophies stay the same and are the original version that has been won for years.
So there you have it, footballers do get to keep trophies, just only the ones they personally win.
If they have won a trophy as part of the team, that goes to the club where the official ones are loaned until its time to crown the new winner.
That thought brings us to the end of the post. If you have any questions, do let me know below 🙂