Vince Lombardi Trophy
The trophy awarded to the winning team of the National Football League's annual championship game, the Super Bowl, is called the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Vince Lombardi Trophy is considered to be the NFL's most prestigious award. It was originally called the "World Championship Game Trophy", at a time when the Super Bowl was originally named the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. In 1970 it was renamed to the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Who is Vince Lombardi
The trophy is named in honor of the legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi. Lombardi was born in 1913, and was one of the most successful head coaches in the history of American football. He was the leader of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967, capturing five NFL championships during this nine years at the helm. He died on September 3, 1970, the year the trophy was named after him.
Up until 1996, the trophy was presented inside the winning team's locker room. Since Super Bowl XXX, the trophy is now presented to the winning team's owner on the field following the game. A new Vince Lombardi Trophy is made every year and the winning team maintains permanent possession of that trophy.
The trophy is made entirely of sterling silver. It depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position. It has a height of 22 inches (55 cm) and weighs seven pounds (3 kg). Engraved on the base are the words "Vince Lombardi Trophy" and the NFL logo. After the trophy is awarded, it is sent back to the makers to be engraved with the winning team's name and the date and score.