Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

European Cup winners Aston Villa just won a £13 trophy designed for children

rexfeatures_8965432ao.jpg

Ah, pre-season football. That glorious time of year when withdrawal from proper football makes people invest far too much into the smallest development.

Has your team been linked with a player you’ve never heard of? You know everything about him now, from his passing stats right down to his star sign.

Never expressed an interest in MLS or the Chinese Super League before? Doesn’t matter, it’s July now so you’re a seasoned expert.

Seen your team lift a worthless pre-season trophy? It’s proof that this year will be your year.

sb

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce, enjoying a tournament victory

Aston Villa fans have been getting excited about their victory in the It Definitely Counts Cup. Sorry, the Cup of Traditions.

Fresh from bringing in John Terry, Glenn Whelan and Chris Samba (combined age of 102), the Villans beat Hertha Berlin in the final to lift a trophy with a man bursting out of it. Because it’s definitely a real tournament that counts just as much as anything else.

If you thought the trophy looked strange, you’d be right. However, if you thought it was unique then you might be mistaken.

The Cup of Traditions featured 45-minute matches, which seems to be in direct violation of its name.

However, that might explain how they were rewarded for their victory with a trophy which may or may not have been designed for kids.

Need proof? Well here it is: you can buy the very same trophy from a website called allsportsawards.co.uk for £13.

proof

Did Aston Villa’s senior team accidentally enter a children’s tournament and then just roll with it on the grounds that it represented their best chance of a trophy this season? That’s not for us to say.

(Images: Rex Features)

Related

promo323354723.jpg

Aston Villa just announced signing John Terry in a very unique way

lukaku.png

Watch Romelu Lukaku score his first excellent Manchester derby goal

rexfeatures_8867140ab.jpg

Arsenal fans get carried away after Lacazette scores on his debut

More

Sergio Ramos just mercilessly destroyed Lionel Messi

Best in the world? Go fetch mate

by Carl Anka
17 Aug 2017

The 25 best forgotten Premier League goals of all time

Sorry, but these are all better than that Bergkamp goal

by Tom Victor
15 Aug 2017

The Premier League could make the transfer change we've all been after

Fi-na-lly

by Tom Victor
15 Aug 2017

This ref-cam video from Real Madrid's recent game is very, very cool

Shows just how impossible their job is

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Mo Farah is ditching his name for his new career as a marathon runner

Retiring from track and retiring his name

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

The 50 greatest José Mourinho quotes

Not short of self-confidence

by Tom Victor
11 Aug 2017

Which new Premier League signings will flop this season?

Who'll be a hit and who will be shit?

by Sam Diss
11 Aug 2017

Brutally honest stereotypes about every Premier League team's fans

Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?

by Sam Diss
10 Aug 2017

You have to watch this astonishing 15-second own goal

The other team doesn't even touch the ball

by Tom Victor
10 Aug 2017

We got Michael Owen to review the few movies he’s ever finished

"Didn’t like Rocky I, it’s rubbish"

by Alex Christian
10 Aug 2017