Football World Cup trophy designer Silvio Gazzaniga dies at 95i. Silvio Gazzaniga, the goldsmith and sculptor who designed and created football’s World Cup trophy, has died at home in Milan aged 95. He was known as “Mr Cups”,.he also designed UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. Silvio Gazzaniga designed and created the World Cup trophy in 1971. FIFA World Cup trophy is 18-carat solid gold trophyweighs approximately six kilograms.