The characters of Supercampeones that were inspired by real soccer players
champions and its continuation in Superchamps is a series that marked the childhood of many soccer kids. If we take a look at their characters, we soon realize the great similarity with real footballers of the time. In this article we review the most obvious. Do you remember them all?
ROBERTO SEDINHO (SOCRATES)
Óliver's coach. He is one of the most important characters because he is in charge of teaching everything that the great protagonist of the series knows.. Brazilian ex-soccer player with alcohol problems, something that one of the best Brazilian players in history also suffered: Socrates.
JUAN DIAZ (MARADONA)
Another great that could not be missing in the series is Diego Armando Maradona. The character of Juan Diaz, star of the Argentine team, is clearly inspired by the star of the albiceleste.
RICARDO SWORDS (JORGE CAMPOS)
You also don't have to be very smart to find another one of the superchampions characters inspired by a real footballer of the time. Just by looking at the outfit he plays with Ricardo Espadas in the series he already makes it clear that this is a replica of the mythical Mexican goalkeeper Jorge Campos.
WILLEM ARMINIUS (EDGAR DAVIDS)
Another that jumps out. The character of Willem Arminios there is no doubt that it is inspired by the mythical Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer who caused a sensation by playing in big clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona among others.
PIERRE LE BLANC (EMMANUEL PETIT)
The French Emmanuel Petit, World champion with France in 1998, is another one that we find here. This time his name is Pierre Le Blanc and he's one of Oliver and Tom's toughest Japanese rivals.
GINO HERNÁNDEZ (DINO ZOFF AND BUFFON)
In case of Gino Hernández it is special, somehow, it has attributes of two of the great myths that have defended the goal of Italy: Dino Zoff Y Gigi Buffon.
KARL HEINZ SCHNEIDER (RUMMENIGGE)
Both shared first names. German star Karl Heinz Scheiner is clearly inspired by Rummenigge, one of the best german players in history.
OLIVER ATOM (KAZUYOSHI MIURA)
The mythical Japanese gamer Kazu Miura, the footballer who has played in the First Division of Japan going from the 50. It could not be other than the great protagonist of the series of Yōichi Takahashi. Although there are those who say that he could also be inspired by Mario Kempes as he was present at the World Cup in 1978 held in Argentina where The matador was the big star.
The only character in the series who appears with the same first and last name is Roberto Baggio. The star of the Italian team has this privilege and we can see him in Superchamps with his more than characteristic ponytail.
PAYOL (CARLES PUYOL)
How about other characters, it doesn't take a lynx to realize that Payol is Carles Puyol. The Barça defender shares physical appearance and his name is more than similar to the real footballer.
The list could go on because there are many the characters of Champions and Superchamps who were inspired by real footballers. Stam, Enzo Francescoli, Patrick Kluivert, Jorge Valdano, Rivaldo are just a few more examples.