What was the name of the World Cup before the name changed to being the World Cup?

In 1953 the Canada Cup was first played. In 1967 the Canada Cup became the World Cup.

More about the World Cup

  • The first country to win the cup was Argentina in 1953 with the team of Roberto De Vincenzo and Antonio Cerda.
  • The USA has won the World Cup 24 times with Australia and South Africa being closest with 5 wins each. Canada, the original ‘naming sponsor’ has won it 3 times.
  • Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have each been a part of a winning team 6 times – 4 together and 2 each with other partners.
  • Wikipedia has a great page of information on the Canada / World Cup.