Sports Cups and Trophies List: Know Trophies and Cups of various sports (both National and International)

Playing any sports can help you attain your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Organizing various tournaments and cups in sports increases the competition level and boosts enthusiasm in players and fans. For students who preparing for various government jobs exams, it is important to remember the list of famous Sports Cups and Trophies.

It is so because many questions are asked from Sports and games trophies/ cups in examinations like SSC, UPSC, Banking Exams, Railway, Defence Exam, etc. In today’s post, we are trying to cover as many trophies and cups of all popular sports and games.

List of Sports-wise Cups and Trophies

We strongly advise those students who are preparing for government exams not to skip this section. In almost every exam questions from sports cups and trophies are asked. Let’s go through the list of trophies and cups associated with various sports. 

  • Cricket
    • Ashes Series
    • Asia Cup
    • Benson and Hedges
    • ICC Champions Trophy
    • ICC World Cup
    • Irani Trophy
    • Moinuddowla Gold Cup
    • MRF World Cup
    • C. K. Naidu Trophy
    • Coach Behar Trophy
    • Deodhar Trophy
    • Duleep Trophy
    • G. D. Birla Trophy
    • Ghulam Ahmed Trophy
    • Nehru Cup (Jawaharlal Nehru Cup)
    • Rani Jhansi Trophy
    • Ranji Trophy
    • Reliance Cup
    • Sheesh Mahal Trophy
    • Vijay Merchant Trophy
    • Vizzy Trophy
    • Wills Trophy
    • Rohinton Baria Trophy
    • Rothman’s Trophy
    • Sahara Cup
  • Football
    • Bandodkar Trophy
    • Chakra Gold Trophy
    • Colombo Cup
    • D. C. M. Trophy
    • Dr. B.C. Roy Trophy: Football (Junior)
    • Dr. B. C. Roy Trophy
    • Durand Cup
    • Durand Cup, F. A. Cup
    • European Champions Cup
    • F. A. Shield
    • Sanjay Gold Cup
    • Santosh Trophy (National Football)
    • Scissor Cup
    • Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Trophy
    • Subrata Mukherjee Cup (National school football)
    • Subroto Cup
    • Todd Memorial Trophy
    • Vittal Trophy
    • FA Cup
    • Federation Cup
    • FIFA World Cup
    • G.V. Raja Memorial Trophy
    • IFA Shield
    • Jules Rimet Trophy
    • Kalinga Cup
    • Merdeka Cup
    • Najee Trophy
    • Nixon Gold Cup
    • Raghbir Singh Memorial Cup
    • Rovers Cup
  • Hockey
    • Agha Khan Cup
    • Beighton Cup
    • Bombay Gold Cup
    • Dhyan Chand Trophy
    • Essandre Champions Cup
    • Nehru Trophy (Hockey Women’s)
    • Obaid Ullah Gold Cup
    • Rangaswami Cup
    • Rangaswami Cup (National HockeChampionship)
    • Ranjit Singh Gold Cup
    • Rene Frank Trophy
    • Sahni Trophy
    • Scindia Gold Cup
    • Tommy Eman Gold Cup
    • Gurmeet Trophy
    • Gurunanak Championship (Women’s )
    • Gyanuati Devi Trophy
    • Hockey World Cup
    • Indira Gold Cup
    • Guru Nanak Championship
    • Kuppuswamy Naidu Trophy
    • Lady Ratan Tata Trophy
    • Indira Gold Cup
    • MCC Trophy
    • Modi Gold Cup
    • Murugappa Gold Cup
    • Nehru Trophy
  • Badminton
    • Agarwal Cup
    • Lady Ratan Tata Trophy
    • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup
    • Narang Cup
    • Thomas Cup
    • Tunku Abdul-Rahman Cup
    • Uber Cup (Women)
    • Amrit Diwan Cup
    • Chadha Cup
    • Divan Cup
    • Ibrahim Rahimatillah Challenger Cup
  • Lawn Tennis
    • Barna Bellack Cup
    • Davis CupRajkumar Cup (Junior boys)
    • Rajkumari Cup (Junior girls)
    • Ramanujan Trophy
    • Thant Cup
    • Travancore Cup (Women’s)
    • Wightman Cup
    • Wimbledon Trophy
    • Grand Prix
    • Jaylaxmi Cup (Women’s)
    • Rajendra Prasad Cup
  • Table Tennis
    • Rajkumar Cup (Junior boys)
    • Rajkumari Challenge Cup
    • Barna Bellack Cup
    • Corbillion Cup
    • Corbitton Cup (Women)
    • Jaylaxmi Cup (Women’s)
    • Rajkumari Cup (Junior girls)
    • Ramanujan Trophy
    • Swaythling Cup (Men)
    • Table Tennis Grand Prix
    • Travancore Cup (Women’s)
  • Polo
    • Prithi Singh Cup
    • Radha Mohan Cup
    • Westchester Cup
    • Ezra Cup
    • Maharaj Prithi Singh Baria Cup
  • Golf
    • Eisenhower Cup
    • Prince of Wales Cup
    • Ryder Cup
    • Walker Cup
    • Canada Cup
    • Colombo Cup
  • Basket Ball
    • Todd Memorial Trophy
    • Bangalore Cup
    • Williams Cup
  • Weight Lifting
    • Burdwan Cup
  • Air Racing
    • Best Service in Sportsman
    • Jaswant Singh Trophy
    • Jawaharlal Challenge
  • Boat Racing (Kerala)
    • Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Famous International Sports Cups and Trophies

You should know that there are some tournaments and trophies which are very popular. Questions from them are often asked in the examination. A few of these international cups and trophies are as follows.

Cups and Trophies Name of the sport
American Cup Yacht Racing
Billi Jean King Cup Tennis (Women)
Colombo Cup Football (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar )
Corbillon Cup World Table Tennis (Women)
Davis Cup Tennis (Men)
Holker Trophy Bridge
Jules Rimet Trophy World Football (Soccer)
Lord Derby Cup Rugby
Merdeka Cup Football (Asian Cup)
Ryder Cup Golf (Men)
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup    Field Hockey (Men)
Sudirman Cup Badminton
Solheim Cup Golf (Women)
Swaythling Cup World Table Tennis (Men)
Tunku Abdul Rahman Cup Asian Badminton
Thomas Cup Badminton (Men)
Walker Cup Golf
William Jones Cup Basketball
Wightman Cup Tennis (Women)
Yonex Cup Badminton
Wimbledon Trophy Tennis
Uber Cup Badminton (Women)
U. Thant Cup Lawn Tennis
Prudential  World Cup Cricket

Popular National Sports Cups and Trophies

Along with the international cups and trophies, questions from various national trophies/ cups are also asked in the exam. In all popular government job exams, you can expect one or two questions from this section.

Cups and Trophies Name of the sport
Rangaswami Cup Hockey (National Championship)
Beighton Cup Hockey
Deodhar Trophy Cricket
Ezra Cup Polo
B. C Roy Trophy Football (National Junior)
Dhyan Chand Award Lifetime Achievement Sporting Honour in India
Guru Nanak Dev Gold Cup Hockey
Duleep Trophy First Class Cricket
Durand Cup Football
Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup Hockey
Z. R. Irani Cup Cricket
Nizam Gold Cup Horse Racing
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Ranji Trophy Cricket (National Championship)
Santosh Trophy Football
Rovers Cup Football
Sheesh Mahal Trophy Cricket
Vittal Trophy Football
Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football
Vijay Hazare Trophy Cricket
Vizzy Trophy Cricket
Yadavindra Cup Hockey

Explanation to some common Trophies and Cups

Let’s go through the details of some of the most important trophies/ cup/ tournaments of various sports.

Ranji Trophy – Ranji Trophy is the most important domestic cricket tournament in India. The tournament is played between multiple teams representing regional and state cricket associations. Currently, 38 teams take part in the competition. The competition is named the Ranji trophy in honour of Ranjitsinhji who was the first Indian cricketer to play international cricket. This tournament was starting in the year 1934.

Beighton Cup – Beighton Cup is one of the oldest hockey tournaments in the world. It was started in the year 1895. The competition is organized Hockey Bengal. Earlier, this tournament was played on natural grass at the Mohun Bagan ground on the Maidan in Kolkata.

Agha Khan Cup – The Agha Khan Cup is associated with hockey. It is one of the most popular and colourful tournaments in India that invites entries from all over the country.

Davis Cup – The Davis Cup is one of the major international tournaments in men’s tennis. International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the authority that organizes this tournament. The competition started in the year 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. Please note that the women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Billie Jean King Cup, formerly known as the Fed Cup.

Fifa World Cup – The Fifa world cup is the most prestigious tournament of Football. It is organized  by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The first edition of the tournament was started in the year 1930. 32 teams participate in the tournament. So far, 17 countries have hosted the world cup. Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, and Mexico have each hosted twice, while Uruguay, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, England, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Japan, and South Korea (jointly), South Africa, and Russia have each hosted once. Qatar will host Fifa World Cup 2022.

Ryder Cup – The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf played between teams from Europe and the United States. The cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.  Originally, the competition was played between Great Britain and the United States.

Thomas Cup – The Thomas cup is also known as the World Men’s Team Championships. It is an international badminton tournament played between the member countries of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The tournament started in the year 1949 and Indonesia is the most successful team having won the tournament 14 times.

Durand Cup – The Durand cup is associated with Football. It is an annual domestic football competition in India. It was started in the year 1888 in Annadale, Shimla. The tournament is hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS). The tournament is named in the honour of  Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary of British India from 1884 to 1894.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: With which game is the Agha Khan Cup associated?

Answer: Hockey

Question – 2: ‘Durand Cup’ is associated with which game?

Answer: Football

Question – 3: Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports is located in which city?

Answer: Patiala

Question – 4: Which of the following trophy is associated with Lawn Tennis – Nehru Trophy, Bombay Gold Cup, Ranji Trophy, Davis Cup?

Answer: Davis Cup

Question – 5: What sport does Jo-Wilfried Tsonga specialise in?

Answer: Tennis

Question – 6: With which one of the following sports, Lewis Hamilton is associated?

Answer: Tennis

Question – 7: Cheteshwar Pujara is associated with which sport?

Answer: Cricket

Question – 8: UEFA European Championship (Football) also known as?

Answer: Euro Cup

Question – 9: Holkar Trophy is associated with which sport?

Answer: Billiards

Question – 10: From which sport do we get the expression “selling a dummy”?

Answer: Rugby Union

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