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Back To History: Have You Ever Asked Yourself, Why Is The World Cup Called Jules Rimet Trophy?

Still, some of the young singers who enjoyed the 1996 terrace may wonder what the label really means. In fact, the Jules Rimet Trophy was the first award for winning the World Cup and it was the trophy that Bobby Moore lifted in 1966.

It was originally named "Victory", but was renamed in 1946 in honor of former FIFA president Jules Rimet. The Frenchman is the third FIFA president.

Rimet helped found the organization in 1904 and helped secure the vote to start an international tournament after World War I. He held the highest position in the French Football Association, before taking over the presidency of FIFA in 1921.

Rimet spent 33 years in this position, making him the longest serving president in the organization's history. He finally passed in 1954 and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize two years later.

The trophy was retained by the Brazilians when they won it for the third time in 1970, but it was quickly stolen and never recovered. The current World Cup tournament has been in operation since 1974, but unlike its predecessor, it cannot be completely defeated.

The original is still in FIFA's headquarters in Zurich and if England win in Qatar, they will retain the replica in yellow gold.

England look to claim famous prize in Qatar this winter. Though they have some of their players missing due to injuries.

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