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The Many Disappearances Of The Jules Rimet Trophy
The gold-plated, sterling silver Art Deco trophy first came into existence when then-FIFA president Jules Rimet commissioned French sculptor Abel Lafeur to create the trophy for the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay in 1930.
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30th July 1930: Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football), presents the first World Cup trophy (the Jules Rimet Trophy) to Dr Paul Jude, the president of the Uruguayan Football Association, after Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the first ever World Cup final in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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18th March 1966: A security guard hands over the Jules Rimet World Cup Trophy to Ernie Allen (Sales Manager of Stanley Gibbons) at Central Hall in London before the 1966 World Cup. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)

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30 Jul 1966: World Cup Final, Wembley. England v West Germany (4-2 aet). England on their lap of honour with the Jules Rimet Trophy (l-r) Banks, Wilson, Ball, Charlton, Moore and Cohen. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive

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The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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6th April 1970: The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy. (Photo by Dennis Barnard/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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Bobby Moore (1941 - 1993), supported by his team mates, holds up the Jules Rimet trophy after England's victory in the World Cup Final, beating West Germany 4-2 after extra time at Wembley Stadium. Original Publication: People Disc - HF0489 Original Publication: Aldus Disc - People & Personalities (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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28th March 1966: At Cannon Row police station, London, Chief Superintendent William Gilbert lifts the Jules Rimet trophy, (the World Cup), for photographers. With him are Detective Chief Inspector William Little, (left), and Commander John Lawler. The World Cup was stolen from the National Stamp Exhibition and found by Pickles, a dog out walking with his owner in Norwood, south London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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28th March 1966: Jeanne Corbett with Pickles, the dog that found the stolen Jules Rimet World Cup trophy when out for a walk with owner David Corbett in Norwood, south London, shortly before the World Cup in England. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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A schoolboy looking at a stamp album that is in the place of the Jules Rimet trophy which has been stolen the National Stamp Exhibition in Central Hall Westminster, 21st March 1966. The World Cup competition is to be held in England later in the year. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Pele embraces Brazilian goalkeeper Ado at the Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City, after Brazil beat Italy 4-1 to win the World Cup, 21st June 1970. Pele scored the first goal in a game that ensured Brazil kept the Jules Rimet trophy. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images)
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Italian captain Giuseppe Meazza receives the Jules Rimet trophy after his team's 4-2 victory over Hungary in the World Cup final at the Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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12th April 1966: 47-year-old dockworker Edward Betchley (left), who is charged with the theft of the Jules Rimet trophy from an exhibition at Central Hall, Westminster. Betchley was later found guilty and jailed for two years for his part in the robbery. The missing trophy had been discovered in south London by a dog named Pickles some weeks before Betchley's arrest. (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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A policeman stands guard in Central Hall Westminster, next to the stand at the National Stamp Exhibition where the Jules Rimet trophy was housed before it was stolen, 21st March 1966. The World Cup competition is to be held in England later in the year. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(2005 Getty Images)

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Photographers take photographs of Pickles, the dog who sniffed out the missing Jules Rimet World Cup Trophy, which had been stolen from the National Stamp Exhibition a week earlier, 28th March 1966. Pickles is posing near the spot where he found the trophy, in Beulah Hill, Norwood, South London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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21st June 1962: The Brazilian football team before the World Cup final in Santiago, Chile. Brazil took the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy for the second successive time with a 3-1 victory over Czechoslovakia. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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18th March 1966: A young boy and a man looking at the Jules Rimet world cup trophy during a British stamp exhibition. (Photo by M. McKeown/Express/Getty Images)

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1st July 1958: The Brazilian team after their 5-2 victory over Sweden in the World Cup Final match in Stockholm, to take the Jules Rimet trophy for the first time. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

The Many Disappearances Of The Jules Rimet Trophy

The gold-plated, sterling silver Art Deco trophy first came into existence when then-FIFA president Jules Rimet commissioned French sculptor Abel Lafeur to create the trophy for the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay in 1930.

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