List of Sports Cups and Trophies for General Awareness

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
Holker Trophy Bridge 1936
Jules Rimet Trophy World Football (Soccer) 1930 – 1970
Merdeka Cup Football (Asian Cup) 1957
Ryder Cup Golf (Men) 1927
Solheim Cup Golf (Women) 1990
Sudirman Cup Badminton 1989
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)
Walker Cup Golf 1922
Wightman Cup Tennis (Women) 1923
William Jones Cup Basketball 1975
Wimbledon Trophy Tennis 1877
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
Beighton Cup Hockey 1895
Ezra Cup Polo 1880
Deodhar Trophy Cricket 1973
Dhyan Chand Award Lifetime Achievement Sporting Honour in India 2002
B. C Roy Trophy Football (National Junior) 1962
Duleep Trophy First Class Cricket 1961
Durand Cup Football 1888
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
Rovers Cup Football 1890 

Abolished – 2001

Santosh Trophy Football 1941
Sheesh Mahal Trophy Cricket 1951
Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football 1960
Vittal Trophy Football
Vijay Hazare Trophy Cricket  2002-03
Vizzy Trophy Cricket 1970s
Yadavindra Cup Hockey

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.

Aspirants preparing for various government exams can check important topics for the General Awareness section given below:

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 ____?

  1. Vizzy Cup
  2. Madras Challenge Cup
  3. Vijay Hazare Cup
  4. Nehru Cup

Answer (2)

Q.2. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is Associated with Men’s Hockey, it was founded in the year?

  1. 1973
  2. 1993
  3. 1983
  4. 1982

Answer (3)

Q.3. Wightman Cup was founded in 1923, which sports it is associated with?

  1. Hockey
  2. Football
  3. Cricket
  4. Tennis

Answer (4)

Q.4. Gokulam Kerala won the football championship in 2019, which cup or trophy did he win?

  1. Durand Cup
  2. Nizam Gold Cup
  3. Rovers Cup
  4. Sanjay Gold Cup

Answer (1)

Q.5. Which country won the very First Davis Cup International Lawn tennis Challenge?

  1. New Zealand
  2. America
  3. England
  4. Spain

Answer (2)

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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:

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