Champion the Bear – Poland

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 (Poland) is a fuzzy, brown bear with black button eyes and a Polish flag nose. He wears a golden ribbon tied around his neck and he has a FIFA World Cup 2002 badge on his chest.


Poland has made it to their first
FIFA World Cup in 16 years, last
qualifying for the finals in 1986.
Poland received 13 FIFA World Cup
qualifying points. They scored 13
goals. The player who scored the
13th goal was #13 & he was born on
the 13th day of the month.

Collectors note

Champion (Poland) 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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