Champion the World Cup Bear (England)

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: 21/06/2002
Animal: Bear
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Description

The English version of Champion is a fuzzy, brown bear with black button eyes and a button nose with the England 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.

Poem

England has won the FIFA World Cup
Title in 1966 on their home soil and
is currently ranked 9th in the FIFA
World Rankings.

Collectors note

Champion the Bear was introduced on 4th April 2002.

There are 32 different versions of Champion, each representing the countries that were in the 2002 World Cup. This particular bear represents England.

Each Champion the Bear was retired separately on the day that country was eliminated from the 2002 World Cup.

The England Champion retired on 21st June 2002.

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