Champion the Bear – Uruguay

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


In 1930 in Uruguay, 13 countries
participated in the first FIFA World
Cup. The So. American final was
between Uruguay & Argentina.
Uruguay was down 2-1 at half time
but scored 3 goals in the second half,
ending the game with a 4-2 victory.

Collectors note

Champion (Uruguay) 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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