Champion the Bear – Italy

Theme: Beanie Buddies
Subtheme: Sports, Football, Soccer
Style Number: 09501
Colour: Brown
Swing Tag Generation: Champion
Tush Tag Generation: -
Birthday: None
Release Date: 04/04/2002
Release Year: 2002
Retirement Date: 24/05/2002
Animal: Bear
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Champion (Italy) is a fuzzy, brown bear with black button eyes and an Italian flag nose. He wears a golden ribbon tied around his neck and he has a FIFA World Cup 2002 badge on his chest.


Founded in 1898, Italy is one of the
three countries known as one of the
FIFA World Cup tournaments most
honored nations. The other two
countries are Brazil and Germany.

Collectors note

Champion (Italy) was released on 4th April 2002.

He was retired on 24th May 2002.

There are 32 Champion bear Beanie Buddies for each country that entered the FIFA World Cup football tournament in 2002: ArgentinaBelgiumBrazilCameroonChinaCosta RicaCroatiaDenmarkEcuadorEnglandFranceGermanyRepublic of IrelandItalyJapanKorea RepublicMexicoNigeriaParaguayPolandPortugalRussiaSaudi ArabiaSenegalSloveniaSouth AfricaSpainSwedenTunisiaTurkeyUnited States and Uruguay.

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