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How much do the Italian cups weigh?

When you say the weight of victory

How much do the Italian cups weigh? When you say the weight of victory

There are moments in football that are highly anticipated, desired and sought after. Moments that remain engraved in the memory of every player, coach or manager, but above all, fan. These moments we are talking about, are those when a footballer after a long calendar, an endless sequence of matches, disappointments and victories raises the coveted cup to the sky. A moment or a feeling that all fans have experienced once in their lives, if not with their favourite team, at least with their national team. Impossible to forget the moment when, on 9 July 2006, Caressa shouted together with Bergomi: 'raise it to the sky captain'. In the footballing imagination, the cup is the perfect finale, the end of a perfect journey, but you have to know that it is not as light as the players make it out to be. Perhaps because driven by the post-victory adrenaline, the players eventually manage to lift it, despite the fact that after 90 minutes or more of competition, it can become an obstacle.

If a few days ago we talked about how exhausting it is to lift a European Cup, or to carry it around the pitch and into the locker room, today we change destination and go to Italy, to discover the three most famous cups. Let's start with the most coveted, the cup that is awarded to the league winners, to the team able to bring in the most points in 38 league matches. Made by Ettore Calvelli back in 1960, the cup was originally about 45 cm high and weighed about 5 kg, but recently, due to complex television requirements, these dimensions have increased to 8 kg. A trophy whose value is around 60,000 euros, but which in reality has a far greater sporting value, impossible for any fan or enthusiast to measure.

On the other hand, the Coppa Italia, whose original trophy was destroyed during the 20-year fascist period, weighs the same as its twin sister, 8 kg. The history of the Coppa Italia, however, is a troubled one, not only because the trophy, as mentioned above, was destroyed, but also because the cup that we all know today, and which many dream of lifting together with their favourite players, was only introduced in 1960 when its production was entrusted to another Italian company.

The most recent competition, whose first edition was played in 1989, weighs less than the other two, about 7.5 kg. Like the other two, the Supercoppa is handmade by master silversmiths and consists of two parts. Numbers that confirm that the weight of the Italian cups is not as excessive as the European ones. Perhaps it is because of the coat of arms, perhaps because it is always about competitions in which all European teams participate, with the players' peace of mind, raising the Italian cups is child's play, the problem is always winning them.