Football Champions (Wizards of the Coast)

J.L. Robert

New Member
This was a collectible/trading card game that was printed for 4 years, from 2001-02 through 2004-05. While the game originally featured Ligue 1, EPL and Serie A, only the Italian cards were printed for all 4 seasons.

Each set included foil cards of star players, or of specific teams (French National Team in 2001-02, European Cup Winners Milan and Scudetto holders Juventus in 2003-04)

Not only were the cards very nice looking, the game was pretty good, too.

I went through much expense to obtain cards here in the U.S.A., and I may have one of the largest collections of Football Champions cards in North America.

I'm still looking for several cards, particularly promo and foil cards from the 2003-04 and 2004-05 season sets.

Do any of you remember this game?


Staff member
Not aware of this card collection. I thought Wizards of the Coast makes magic card games and such?
Do you have any photos to share and a bit more info on these sets?
Would be nice to see those foil cards as well. Are they official cards or what?
Sounds like a really interesting set.

J.L. Robert

New Member
It's the same Wizards of the Coast. The football game element, plus the foil cards created a collectability aspect that fit within their company.

The boardgaming site has a full database entry for Football Champions and other football games, each of which includes discussion forums and photos. I wrote a lengthy article describing Football Champion's history and gameplay which can be read there.