Champion the World Cup Bear (Brazil)

Theme: Beanie Babies
Subtheme: Sports
Style Number: 04408
Colour: Brown
Swing Tag Generation: 7, 10
Tush Tag Generation: 11
Birthday: None
Release Date: 04/04/2002
Release Year: 2002
Retirement Date: 30/06/2002
Animal: Bear
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The Brazilian version of Champion is a brown, fuzzy bear with black button eyes and a button nose with the Brazilian flag on it. It wears a gold ribbon tied around it’s neck. On it’s chest is a button with the words “2002 FIFA World Cup” on it.


Brazil has more success than any
other nation in the FIFA World
Cup, qualifying for all 16 (1930-
1998). Brazil was the first country
to win 3 FIFA World Cup Trophies;
1958, 1962, 1970 & was the runner-
up in 1950.

Collectors note

Champion the Bear was introduced on 4th April 2002.

There are 32 different version of Champion, all representing the different countries that were in the 2002 World Cup. This particular bear, represents Brazil.

Each version of Champion bear was retired separately on the day their country was eliminated from the World Cup.

The Brazilian Champion the Bear was retired on 30th June 2002.

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