The article gives the list of National and International Sports Cups and Trophies which forms an important part of competitive exams for the general awareness section.
Aspirants of various Government exams like SSC, RRB, Bank etc. should go through the list of sports trophies and cups carefully as general awareness is a part of the syllabus of most of these examinations.
The aspirants of the most coveted UPSC exam must also be well versed with various cups and trophies related to sports as questions based on it might be asked in UPSC preliminary examination.
Aspirants can also download the full list of Sports Cups and trophies PDF for convenience in preparation.
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Sports Cups and Trophies – National & International
The table below gives the list of sports trophies and cups at a national and international level. Candidates can go through the list which also gives the year when the cups and trophies were founded.
International Sports Trophies and Cups
|List of International Sports Cups And Trophies|
|Cups And Trophies||Related Sports||Founded in the Year|
|American Cup||Yacht Racing||1851|
|The Ashes||Test Crickets (England & Australia)||1882|
|Colombo Cup||Football (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka And Myanmar )||1952|
|Corbillon Cup||World Table Tennis (Women)||1933|
|Davis Cup||Tennis (Men)||1900|
|Lord Derby Cup||Rugby||1934|
|Billi Jean King Cup||Tennis (Women)||1963|
|Jules Rimet Trophy||World Football (Soccer)||1930 – 1970|
|Merdeka Cup||Football (Asian Cup)||1957|
|Ryder Cup||Golf (Men)||1927|
|Solheim Cup||Golf (Women)||1990|
|Sultan Azlan Shah Cup||Field Hockey (Men)||1983|
|Swaythling Cup||World Table Tennis (Men)||1926|
|Thomas Cup||Badminton (Men)||1949|
|Tunku Abdul Rahman Cup||Asian Badminton||–|
|U. Thant Cup||Lawn Tennis||–|
|Uber Cup||Badminton (Women)||1957|
|Yonex Cup||Badminton||1946 (incorporated 1958)|
|Wightman Cup||Tennis (Women)||1923|
|William Jones Cup||Basketball||1975|
|Prudential World Cup||Cricket||1975-1983|
Key Facts related to sports cups and trophies
- Wightman Cup was last played in 1989.
- Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the American cup in 2019. The 36th Edition of America Cup’s championship is held between 6th-15th March 2021.
- The columbo cup was last played in the year 1955. Out of the four tournaments of the Columbo cup, India won 3 titles and Pakistan holds one.
- The Corbillon Cup and Swaythling cup are played for the World Table Tennis Championship.
- The 2019 Davis Cup Winner is Gokulam Kerala. 2020 finals to take place between 22nd and 28th November 2021.
- The Jules Rimet trophy was awarded in FIFA World Cup Championship. It was made by Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni company in Italy. The trophy was launched in 1930 and awarded to Uruguay.
Candidates preparing for various government exams can check the following articles for preparation:
National Sports Trophies and Cups
|List of National Sports Cups And Trophies|
|Sports Cup And Trophies||Related Sports||Founded in the Year|
|Dhyan Chand Award||Lifetime Achievement Sporting Honour in India||2002|
|B. C Roy Trophy||Football (National Junior)||1962|
|Duleep Trophy||First Class Cricket||1961|
|Guru Nanak Dev Gold Cup||Hockey||1979|
|Z. R. Irani Cup||Cricket||1959|
|Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup||Hockey||1978|
|Murugappa Gold Cup||Hockey||1901|
|Nehru Trophy||Boat Race||1952|
|Nizam Gold Cup||Horse Racing||1886|
|Rangaswami Cup||Hockey (National Championship)||1928|
|Ranji Trophy||Cricket (National Championship)||1934|
Abolished – 2001
|Sheesh Mahal Trophy||Cricket||1951|
|Subroto Mukherjee Cup||Football||1960|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy||Cricket||2002-03|
Facts related to Sports Trophies and Cups
- The Beighton Cup was initially organized by the Indian Football Association until the Calcutta Hockey League took over in 1905.
- To celebrate 150 years, the Calcutta Polo Club organized the Ezra World Cup at the Pat Williamson Ground, Kolkata from December 18th to 25th, 2011.
- The first recipients of the Dhyan Chand award were Shahuraj Birajdar (Boxing), Ashok Diwan (Hockey), and Aparna Ghosh (Basketball), who were honoured in 2002.
- The BC Roy Trophy is an Indian football tournament for players under 19 years of age. The competition is held every year between the under-19 teams representing states of India. Current Champion is Mizoram (2018-2019)
- Durand Cup is a football competition in India which was first held in 1888 in Annandale, Shimla.
- The first edition of the Rangaswamy Cup tournament was won by United Provinces who defeated Rajputana 3-1 in the final held at Calcutta.
- The Ranji trophy was donated by Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala. The first match was held on 4 November 1934 between Madras and Mysore at the Chepauk ground in Madras.
- 1st Worcester Regiment was the winner of Rovers Cup 1891.
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Candidates for more relevant SSC General Awareness topics can check the given link.
Sample Questions – Sports Cups And Trophies
Understanding the relevance of the important Sports trophies and cups for competitive exams is important for better preparation and candidates to need to know the types of questions asked in the examination based on it.
Hence, given below are sample questions asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams for International and National Sports Cups and Trophies.
Q.1. The MCC Murugappa Gold cup was originally known as ____?
- Vizzy Cup
- Madras Challenge Cup
- Vijay Hazare Cup
- Nehru Cup
Q.2. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is Associated with Men’s Hockey, it was founded in the year?
Q.3. Wightman Cup was founded in 1923, which sports it is associated with?
Q.4. Gokulam Kerala won the football championship in 2019, which cup or trophy did he win?
- Durand Cup
- Nizam Gold Cup
- Rovers Cup
- Sanjay Gold Cup
Q.5. Which country won the very First Davis Cup International Lawn tennis Challenge?
- New Zealand
The above-given questions are for reference, candidates can check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the type of questions asked in the general awareness section of these examinations.
For any further questions or information regarding the competitive exams, check the following links:
Candidates appearing for any of the government examinations can check the details and syllabus from the given links: