FIVE OF the most famous trophies in world football are heading to the Isle of Wight this week — all thanks to the Wight Blues, the Island branch of the official Manchester City Supporters' Club.

With City holding the World Club Championship, UEFA Champion's League, European Super Cup, The Premier League and FA Cup at present, their events team have organised a World Trophy Tour so as many members of the club's supporters' club branches worldwide can see the trophies up close.

Since August last year, the trophies have been brought to branches in China, South Korea, India, Greece, Norway, Australia, the UAE, Belgium, the United States and, most recently, Brazil.

And prior to the tour heading to Buenos Aires in Argentina next month, they will visit the Isle of Wight on Thursday.

The iconic silverware will be on display at the Ryde Town Club, Star Street, Ryde, at the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Wight Blues chairman, John Nightingale, said: "It is fantastic that City have allowed this amazing collection of trophies to come to the Isle of Wight. 

"We are sure people will be keen to see them up close. 

“Branch members will be able to have their photographs taken with the trophies, and we are hopeful there will be the opportunity for as many non-members and football fans alike to have a photograph with the trophies too — but as we only have them for a limited time we can’t guarantee this.

“The earlier anyone can get to the event, the more chance there will be to have a photograph.

“The rules regarding the visit are strictly controlled, naturally no one is allowed to touch the trophies, and City themselves have supplied a number of security guards to control access to the event.

"In spite of the short time the trophies will be on the Island, we are keen for as many people as possible to see them in what must be a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. With the added bonus that where possible, any photographs are free.

“In the evening, we have also arranged for ex-City captain, Andy Morrison, to talk about his colourful career playing for Plymouth, Blackburn Rovers and City, among others."