By virtue of their success at the tournament in Marrakech on Saturday, Real Madrid were awarded the FIFA World Champions Badge for the first time, meaning that they are now officially part of the exclusive group of football teams who have had the right to wear the badge of honour on their competition jerseys.
After last year’s tournament, Bayern Munich were presented with the FIFA World Champions Badge, succeeding Brazilian club Corinthians, who had won the year before. Real Madrid will proudly wear the FIFA World Champions Badge throughout 2015 until a new champion claims the title next year.
The FIFA World Champions Badge
A series of FIFA World Champions Badges are awarded to the winners of each major FIFA event, with the FIFA World Champions Badge portraying both the respective tournament trophy and the year of the edition.
The first side to be presented with the FIFA World Champions Badge was the Italian men’s national team, after their victory at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, followed by Spain after their success in South Africa in 2010 and, most recently, by Germany, who earned the right to wear the badge of honour as the winners of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The badge is also worn by the Japanese women’s national team following their triumph at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™, while the most recent edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2012 saw the Brazilian national team take the title, along with the first FIFA World Champions Badge to be handed over for that particular competition. The latest tournament to be introduced to this exclusive award was the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, where reigning champions Russia were awarded the FIFA World Champions Badge.