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Introducing Jarbas Meneghini, The Brazilian Mechanic Who Makes And Sells Replica World Cup Trophies In His Back Room At Home… (Photos)

By Chris Wright

This here is Jarbas Meneghini, a 46-year-old mechanic from Rio de Janeiro who, for the past 18 years has been using his home as a makeshift workshop to produce hundreds of hand-built replicas of the World Cup trophy (or the Jules Rimet trophy if you submit a special order) to sell to local football fans.

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

Apparently, most of Jarbas’ sales are done by phone or through his Facebook page, but he sometimes delivers orders to clients by meeting them during games at Rio’’s Maracana stadium.

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

Meneghini first started producing his replicas after seeing Dunga lift the trophy for Brazil at USA ’94 and, while he refuses to disclose exactly how many he has sold over the years, he says he uses a big part of the proceeds this year to fix up his street so it will look nice during the 2014 World Cup.

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

Jarbas puts the final touches on a replica trophy while a client and his son wait to buy one

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

Jarbas’ house is definitely easy to pick out

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

A small replica costs around £7 while the larger version will set you back roughly £14

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

Jarbas kisses his most prized possession: one of his replica World Cup trophies that was signed by Neymar

WCup Brazil Trophy Photo Gallery

(Photos: PA/AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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By Chris on May 21st, 2014 in Newsnow, South America, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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One Response to “Introducing Jarbas Meneghini, The Brazilian Mechanic Who Makes And Sells Replica World Cup Trophies In His Back Room At Home… (Photos)”

  1. Markus Baumgarten says:

    Hallo ich suche den Jules Rimet World Cup Trophy als Replikat in Originalgröße.
    Bieten sie diesen zum Verkauf an?

    Viele Grüße
    Markus Baumgarten

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