Monday, August 19, 2013

Does such a person exist?

I've been trying to collect Football Champions since around 2007. I played the game in a hotel in Upstate New York against 3 total strangers whom I had just met for the first time in my life. Might Ipswich Town v Spurs. I of course was Ipswich and won on a headed goal by Mark Venus. From that point on I needed some of these cards.

That is where the downfall began. I started to collect these cards. It is now six years after this expensive decision was made and I still feel no closer than I did in 2007. I find out about cards I didn't know existed every few months. But that just makes the chase even greater.

My goal like any collector was to have all of the cards ever printed and to acquire them as soon as possible. I don't know why I have this tendency to get everything as fast as possible. Naturally I blame my american upbringing for that.

I then wondered if anyone out there has every Football Champions card ever made. I've seen some people have impressive cards but I really wonder if anyone has achieved the feat of owning every card. So if you come across this place and do, post a comment.


  1. Hi! Nice to meet you.
    My name is Francesco, i was a player of Football Champions...actually i was in top 8 2003 italian championship and 2 for (at that time) best under 14 italian player.
    I've left 2 card at now (if you wanna call me in private here my email "")
    Actually, back in time, was preaty easy collect all cards... even if some was more rare then other. I use to own pratically all cards for 2001-02 and 2002-03 including promos...but now i guess it's really hard to find each single card! it was fun, really! :)

    1. Ciao Francesco!

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

      What was it like playing Football Champions in a tournament? What type of strategies did people use?

      Congratulations on your achievements, they are impressive!

    2. hi i aminterested into buying promo cards and 2001 2002 french and english cards... please sent me a mail at

  2. Hi ya! Great to see somebody that plays this game too. You are very lucky to try to collect all the cards, I haven't your possibility! I have just some of the Italian ones, and I play only by myself (and in the past with some cousins). However, I managed to play this game on computer...But it's just not the same. If you remember some game you played in the past, I really like to read them!

    1. Hello Nicola!

      It is very hard for me to get cards since I'm in the United States! If you ever are looking for cards, let me know, I have plenty to trade!