World Club Champion Football

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World Club Champion Football
Ic0607 logo.png
Intercontinental Clubs 2006-2007 Logo
Developer(s) Hitmaker
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) Arcade
JPN 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
EUR 2005, 2006
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, two player
Cabinet Sit Down
Arcade system Lindbergh, NAOMI 2

World Club Champion Football (WCCF) is a Japanese collectible card game and fantasy football/soccer sports arcade game produced by Sega. The player assembles a squad by collecting and trading specially marked cards, produced by Panini. The player then selects a team and manage it, playing simulated football matches on an arcade machine taking part in friendly, league and cup competitions.

The squad managed by the player can consist of up to 16 footballer cards with the data stored on a player's smart card, commonly known as an IC. The IC can store up to 150 matches worth of data; once the maximum number of matches has been reached the player has an option to transfer their statistics to a new IC.

Footballer cards are registered by starting a game and laying the cards down on a special matted table that identifies the card allowing the game to retrieve the footballers attributes from a database.

Players can issue commands to his team during a match, change the team's formation, talk to individual team members or in pairs in a virtual manager's office and train the team up to six areas of skill: Offense, Defence, Passing, Possession, Speed, and Power.

System[edit]

History[edit]

The first major version of the game was based on the top division of Italian football, the Serie A, and was released in Japan in 2002.[1] The teams included were those that participated in the competition during the previous footballing year; the player data being based on performances during that 2001–02 season. An updated version of the game was released in 2003 with gameplay fixes/adjustments also added 32 black/white and 13 foil player cards.

With the success of the game, Sega went on to produce a second major version of the game, again devoted to Serie A, that was released in 2003.[2] The teams and players included were those that participated in the 2002–03 season. As with the 2001–02 version the 2002–03 version was also updated several months later to include gameplay updates and additional players consisting of 32 black/white and 43 foil player cards. The 2002–03 season version of WCCF was the first version that was released outside of Asia by being made available in Italy.

After a brief hiatus, Sega's next major new version of the game was released in late 2005.[3] This time, the game was not dedicated to Serie A and instead was based on the top divisions of four countries in Europe: the English Premier League, Dutch Eredivisie, Spanish La Liga, and Italian Serie A. The teams included in this European Clubs version of the game was based the 2004–05 season and Sega started distributing the game more widely outside of Asia; the countries included the Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, the UAE and the UK.

The successful expansion of the game was followed by a sequel to the European Clubs version in late 2006.[4] This time, the game included teams from six countries in Europe: England, France (Ligue 1), Germany (Bundesliga), Netherlands, Italy, and Spain, with footballer data based on performances from the 2005–06 season.

The game has further expanded to span two continents (Europe and South America) in the Intercontinental Clubs 2006–07 version released in 2008[5] but the it ceased to be distributed outside of Asia.

The game has subsequently been updated to 2007–08,[6] 2008–09[7] and 2009–10[8] versions.

Clubs[edit]

Serie A 2001–02[edit]

Serie A 2002–03[edit]

  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Lazio
  • Milan
  • Modena
  • Parma
  • Perugia
  • Piacenza
  • Reggina
  • Roma
  • Torino
  • Udinese

European Clubs 2004–05[edit]

  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Milan
  • Roma

European Clubs 2005–06[edit]

  • Ajax
  • Feyenoord
  • PSV
  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Milan
  • Roma
  • Udinese

Intercontinental Clubs 2006–07[edit]

  • Arsenal
  • Chelsea
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • Ajax
  • Feyenoord
  • PSV
  • Milan
  • Roma
  • Internazionale

Intercontinental Clubs 2007–08[edit]

  • Boca Juniors
  • River Plate
  • Flamengo
  • Santos
  • São Paulo
  • Arsenal
  • Barcelona
  • Manchester United
  • Lyon
  • Bayern Munich
  • Ajax
  • Feyenoord
  • PSV
  • Milan
  • Roma
  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Barcelona
  • Real Madrid
  • Valencia

Intercontinental Clubs 2008–09[edit]

  • Boca Juniors
  • River Plate
  • Flamengo
  • São Paulo
  • Arsenal
  • Chelsea
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • Lyon
  • Bayern Munich
  • Ajax
  • Feyenoord
  • PSV
  • Milan
  • Roma
  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Atlético Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Real Madrid
  • Valencia
  • Villarreal

Intercontinental Clubs 2009–10[edit]

Intercontinental Clubs 2010–11 Ver 1.0[edit]

Player Card[edit]

As mentioned, there are over 1,000 different cards in the game. Some players have different versions of themselves in the game. Player cards are classed in four different types of cards.

The first type is a White card. This type of card carries a standard player; for example, Igor Tudor of Juventus. He would be considered in the game to have normal wage in the game and have the abilities of an average player in the team.

The second type of card is a Black card. This card carries a better player, such as Michael Owen or Ronaldo. Their wages in the game increase but their skills increase as well.

The third type of card is a Foil or known to the WCCF community as a "shiny". These carry the superstars of the footballing world. When held up to the light, the card's background changes colour. Each grouping of cards have different coloured frames to show the different classes of player.

There are plenty of versions of Foil cards reaching as far back in the game as the 2001–02 season. These cards appear less in the game and are more rare than a black or a white card.

The fourth and most precious of cards is the Legend and All-time Legend cards. These cards are very rare and feature some of the best players ever to grace the game of football. These cards carry huge wage bills, but they also have very rare qualities in playing the game. Just like the foil cards, the Legend and All-time Legend cards are considered to be "Shiney" with a mainly gold appearance to the card. Once again, when light hits the cards at a certain angle, the colour changes slightly.

Rare cards list[edit]

Serie A 2001–02[edit]

Best XI (BE)
Representing the team of the season:

Best Striker (BS)
Representing the best strikers of the season:

Fantista (FA)
Representing the most creative and entertaining players of the season:

A second version of the game was released, adding addition players including the following rare cards:

Alternative XI (AE)

Top Scorer (TS)
Representing the top scorers for the season:

Most Valuable Player (MVP)
Representing the most valuable player of the season:

Serie A 2002–03[edit]

2002 Italian World Cup Team (IT)
Representing the 2002 FIFA World Cup Italy squad:

International Superstars (IS)
Representing the active players without Italian nationality in the Serie A 2002-03 season:

Top Scorer (TS)

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Serie A Legends (LE)
Representing the active players which played in Serie A, but playing in other leagues at that time:

Serie A All Time Legends (ATLE)
Special version of Serie A Legends, representing the retired players that played in Serie A:

European Clubs 2004-05[edit]

WGK (World-Class Goalkeeper)

WDF (World-Class Defender)

WMF (World-Class Midfielder)

WWF (World-Class Wing Forward)

WPM (World-Class Playmaker)
The Japanese version of this card is labelled "CRA (Crack)".

WFW (World-Class Forward)
The Japanese version of this card is labelled "WST (World-Class Striker)".

MVP
Representing the FIFA World Player of the Year (WMVP) and the Ballon d'Or (EMVP) winners:

European Clubs 2005–06[edit]

WGK (World-Class Goalkeeper)

WDF (World-Class Defender)

WMF (World-Class Midfielder)

WWF (World-Class Wing Forward)

CRA (Crack)

WFW (World-Class Forward)

YGS (Young Star)

BAN (Bandiera)

MVP

LE (European Club Legends)

Intercontinental Clubs 2006–07[edit]

WGK (World-Class Goalkeeper)

WDF (World-Class Defender)

WMF (World-Class Midfielder)

WWF (World-Class Wing Forward)

CRA (Crack)

WFW (World-Class Forward)

YGS (Young Star)

BAN (Bandiera)

MVP

LE (Intercontinental Club Legends)

KLE (King of Legends)

Intercontinental Clubs 2007–08[edit]

WGK (World-Class Goalkeeper)

WDF (World-Class Defender)

WMF (World-Class Midfielder)

WWF (World-Class Wing Forward)

CRA (Crack)

WFW (World-Class Forward)

YGS (Young Star)

BAN (Bandiera)

MVP

ATLE (All Time Legends)

KLE (King of Legends)

Intercontinental Clubs 2008–09[edit]

WGK (World-Class Goalkeeper)

WDF (World-Class Defender)

WMF (World-Class Midfielder)

WWF (World-Class Wingforward)

CRA (Crack)

WFW (World-Class Forward)

YGS (Young Star)

WBE (World Best Eleven)

MVP

ATLE (All Time Legends)

KLE (King of Legends)

Intercontinental Clubs 2010–11[edit]

World-Class GK

  • Edwin VAN DER SAR, Víctor VALDÉS, Iker CASILLAS

World-Class CB

  • Nemanja VIDIC, Mats HUMMELS, Ricardo CARVALHO

World-Class SB

  • Fabio COENTRAO, DANIEL ALVES, Joan CAPDEVILA

World-Class DM

  • Nuri SAHIN, Sergi BUSQUETS, XABI ALONSO

World-Class CM

  • Darren FLETCHER, Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER, XAVI

World-Class OM

  • Wesley SNEIJDER, Andrés INIESTA, Mesut ÖZIL

World-Class SA

  • Samir NASRI, NANI, CRISTIANO RONALDO

World-Class SS

  • Shinji KAGAWA, David VILLA, Juan Manuel MATA

World-Class CF

  • Didier DROGBA, Dimitar BERBATOV, Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIĆ

Most Valuable Player

  • FW: Lionel MESSI

Young Star

  • Jack WILSHERE, Javier HERNANDEZ, Mario GÖTZE

World Best Eleven

  • GK: Edwin VAN DER SAR
  • DF: Nemanja VIDIC, DANIEL ALVES, Gerard PIQUE, MARCELO
  • MF: Ryan GIGGS, Andrés INIESTA, XAVI
  • FW: Lionel MESSI, CRISTIANO RONALDO, Radamel FALCAO GARCÍA

2001 Japan National Team

  • GK: Eiji KAWASHIMA, Shusaku NISHIKAWA
  • DF: Daiki IWAMASA, Yasuyuki KONNO, Mitsuru NAGATA, Yuto NAGATOMO, Atsuto UCHIDA
  • MF: Yasuhito ENDO, Jungo FUJIMOTO, Makoto HASEBE, Keisuke HONDA, Hajime HOSOGA, Shinji KAGAWA, Daisuke MATSUI
  • FW: Ryoichi MAEDA, Shinji OKAZAKI

All Time Legends

  • GK: Vítor BAÍA, Jorge CAMPOS
  • DF: Tony ADAMS, Fernando HIERRO
  • MF: Gary MCALLISTER, Ruud GULLIT, Frank RIJKAARD, RUI COSTA, Pavel NEDVED
  • FW: Claudio CANIGGIA, Marco VAN BASTEN

KLE (King of Legends)

All Time Legends (Ver2.0)

  • DF: Lee DIXON, Denis IRWIN, Frank DE BOER, FERNANDO COUTO, Ronald KOEMAN
  • MF: Roberto DI MATTEO, Steve MCMANAMAN, Ronald DE BOER
  • FW: Uwe RÖSLER, Eric CANTONA, Oliver BIERHOFF

Intercontinental Clubs 2011–12[edit]

U23 Superstars

European Superstars

World Superstars

Most Valuable Player

All Time Legend

King Of Legends

Regulation[edit]

  • Regular
  • U-5
  • U-5R
  • Free

Game structure[edit]

The game follows a schedule with teams playing league format broken up by complete cup tournaments. The game originally consisted only of one league division but the season 2005-2006 version introduced a second and so the requirement for promotion; promotion is given to a team in the first 2 positions in the league. The cup tournaments are as follows:

  • Pre-Season Cup
  • Enterprise Cup
  • U-5 Championship
  • Champions Trophy
  • Japan Trophy
  • King's Cup
  • National Super Cup
  • Continental Cup
  • Continental Super Cup
  • Title Holder's Cup
  • International Club Cup

To enter the International Club Cup a player must have earned 1 or 10 million of the local in-game currency. To enter the Champions Trophy and Continental Cup require a minimum finish in the top 4 or 6 positions respectively in Regular League 1. Participation in the Japan Trophy requires the winning of the Champions Trophy, the Continental Super Cup requires the success in the Continental Cup and the National Super Cup requires winning the King's Cup. Entry into the U-5 Championship requires a team following the U-5 regulations.

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