Thomas Lyte are the proud restorers of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup.
The trophy was restored in 2018 in our London workshops, in time for the 14th edition of the tournament which took place in Bhubaneswar, India, in 2018.
Unquestionably, the FIH Hockey World Cup trophy is the biggest prize and the most cherished title in hockey alongside the Olympics. It was designed by Bashir Moojid and created by the Pakistani Army. In 1971 the trophy was formally handed to FIH President Rene Frank by Mr H.E Masood, the Pakistani Ambassador to Belgium.
The trophy consists of a silver cup with an intricate floral design, surmounted by a globe of the world in silver and gold, placed on a high blade base inlaid with ivory. At its peak is a model hockey stick and ball. Without its base, the trophy stands 120.85 mm (4.758 in) height. Including the base, the trophy stands 650mm tall. It weighs 11,560g, including 895g of gold, 6,815g of silver, 350g of ivory and 3,500g of teak.
The extensive refurbishment work completed by our team of Master Craftsmen began with the renewal of the beautiful globe on the top of the trophy, by re-gilding and re-engraving the countries, continents and oceans. After that, we removed all marks, dents and scratches before restoring the trophy base, which required a perfect re-staining with colour and new baize fitted to the plinth.
The reigning FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup champions are Belgium. The ‘Red Lions’ took the title in 2018 after defeating the Netherlands 3-2 in a penalty shootout.
The next World Cup will take place from Friday 13th January to Sunday 29th January 2023. The tournament will take place in India again, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and additionally at the newly-built Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.