The CW Alcock Cup has been awarded to new Unofficial Football World Champions Spain following their UFWC / WC unification victory in the World Cup final yesterday.

Although when we say that the trophy has been awarded, what we really mean is that we’ve told them that they’ve won it. Because the CW Alcock Cup – the official trophy of the Unofficial Football World Championships – only exists virtually on this website.

So the Spanish won’t have to make room in their rather crammed trophy cabinet, and Iker Casillas won’t have anything to hold aloft above his head. But it’s the thought that counts, right?

So we’ve written to the Spanish football association, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol, to advise them of, and congratulate them on, their victory and the award of the UFWC title and trophy. You can read our letter by clicking on the link below. If and when we receive a response we’ll let you know.

The CW Alcock Cup is named after Charles William Alcock, a footballer and referee who, in 1872 in his role as secretary of the English Football Association, came up with the idea of England playing Scotland in what would be the first ever international match. So he basically invented international football. You can read more about the trophy here.

Of course, we’d love to be able to present Spain with a real physical trophy – and lots of people have contacted us via email and Twitter recently asking us to do just that. So we’re continuing to search for a suitable sponsor to help us do just that.

Until then, Spain will have to make do with the virtual version – as seen above – plus, of course, the deep sense of satisfaction that no doubt accompanies the award.

Fans can get hold of a physical T-shirt featuring the CW Alcock Cup engraved with Spain’s name and bearing red and yellow ribbons, as part of the brand new range in our T-shirt shop. More on that later in the week.

Felicitaciones! Spain win the Unofficial Football World Championships title (PDF)

About Paul Brown

Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.

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