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European Club Soccer
Publisher: Virgin Games
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-8 (1-2 simultaneously)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[1] T-70046-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-70046-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-70046-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-70046-50



European Club Soccer is a football game developed by Krisalis Software and published by Virgin Games for the Sega Mega Drive in 1992. It is a derivative of Krisalis' earlier football game, Manchester United Europe, specifically the version released for the 16-bit Amiga and Atari ST computers in early 1991.

Gameplay

Similar to Manchester United Europe, players can compete as a variety of club teams from around Europe, although changes were made to reflect the newer football season, a lack of Manchester United licensing and the differing Mega Drive hardware.

Teams

European Club Soccer features nearly 170 teams from across Europe, chosen on grounds of recent performance. There are some slight inaccuracies - the USSR no longer existed in 1992 and Yugoslavia was in the process of being broken up.

Albania

  • 17 Nentori
  • Flamurtari

Austria

  • FK Austria
  • Kremser
  • Rapid Vienna
  • Vienna Sturm Graz

Belgium

  • Anderlecht
  • Antwerp
  • Club Bruges
  • Club Liege
  • Mechelen
  • Standard Liege
  • Waregem

Bulgaria

  • CFKA Sredets
  • Slavia Sofia
  • Trakia Plovdiv
  • Vitosha

Cyprus

  • Apoel
  • Omonia
  • Pezoporikos

Czechoslovakia

  • Dukla
  • Dunajska
  • Inter
  • Sparta Prague

Denmark

  • Aarhus
  • Brondby
  • Ikast FS

England

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Chelsea
  • Everton
  • Leeds United
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Norwich
  • Rotherham United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Ham United

Finland

  • HJK Helsinki
  • Kuusysi
  • TPS Turku

France

  • AS Cannes
  • AS Saint Etienne
  • Auxerre
  • Bordeaux
  • Marseille
  • Metz
  • Monaco
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Niort
  • Sochaux

Germany

  • Bavern Munich
  • Carl Zeiss Jena
  • Dortmund
  • Dynamo Berlin
  • Dynamo Dresden
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Leipzig
  • Nuremburg
  • Stuttgart
  • Werder Bremen

Greece

  • Aek Athens
  • Larissa
  • Panathinaikos
  • P. A. O. K.

Holland

  • Ajax
  • FC Twente
  • Fevenoord
  • Groningen
  • Haarlem
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Volendam
  • VVV
  • Waalwijk

Hungary

  • Honved
  • Pecsi Munkas
  • Videoton
  • Ujpest Dozsa

Iceland

  • Akranes
  • Fram
  • Valur

Italy

  • AC Milan
  • Atalanta
  • Bologna
  • Fiorentina
  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Napoli
  • Roma
  • Sampdoria
  • Verona

Rep. Ireland

  • Derry City
  • Dundalk
  • Shamrock Rovers

N. Ireland

  • Bangor
  • Glentoran
  • Linfield

Luxembourg

  • Aris Bonnevoie
  • Avenir Beggen
  • Jeunesse Esch

Malta

  • Floriana
  • Hamrun
  • Sliema Wanderers

Norway

  • Hamarkamatalene
  • Molde
  • Moss

Poland

  • Gornik Zabrze
  • Lech Poznan
  • Legia Warsaw
  • Katowice

Portugal

  • Belenenses
  • Benfica
  • FC Porto
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Vitoria Guimaraes

Rumania (Romania)

  • Dinamo Bucharest
  • Otelul
  • Rapid Bucharest
  • Steaua

Scotland

  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Dundee United
  • Hearts
  • Rangers

Spain

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Malaga
  • RCD Espanol
  • Real Madrid
  • Real Mallorca
  • Real Sociedad
  • Seville
  • Sporting Gijon
  • Valencia

Sweden

  • Brage
  • Gothernburg
  • Malmo
  • Norrkoping
  • Osters

Switzerland

  • Aarau
  • Grasshoppers
  • Neuchatel Xamax
  • Servette

Turkey

  • Besiktas
  • Galatasaray
  • Sakaryaspor

USSR

  • Dnepr
  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Dynamo Moscow
  • Dynamo Tblisi
  • Metallist
  • Moscow Spartak
  • Torpedo Moscow

Wales

  • Cardiff City
  • Wrexham

Yugoslavia

  • Borac
  • Dinamo Zagreb
  • Partizan
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • Velez Mostar

History

Legacy

European Club Soccer was released exclusively in Europe, however much of the game was recycled for World Trophy Soccer for the US (which uses national teams) and J. League Champion Soccer in Japan (which uses teams from the Japanese J. League).

Production credits

  • Chief Programmer: Pete Harrap
  • Guest Programmer: Andy Ware
  • Additional Code: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Graphic Artist: Neil Adamson
  • Music Composer: Matt Furniss
  • Audio Engineer: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Game Design: Neil Adamson, Pete Harrap, Tony Kavanagh
  • 1st Game Tester: Neil Adamson
  • 2nd Game Tester: Matt Furniss
  • Team Manager: Tony Kavanagh
Krisalis Staff
  • Programmers: Pete Harrap Shaun Hollingworth, Andy Ware, Mark Ingley, Rob Hill, Nigel Little, Simeon Pashley, Richard Teather, John Stevens
  • Artists: Neil Adamson, Dave Colledge, Phil Hackney, Mark Potente, Mark Harrap
  • Musician: Matt Furniss
  • Management: Tony Kavanagh, Pete Harrap, Shaun Hollingworth, Amanda Pugh
  • Office Staff: Claire Brown

Magazine articles

Main article: European Club Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #130: "September 1992" (1992-08-15)
also published in:
  • Mega (UK) #1: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[3]
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #132: "November 1992" (1992-10-15)
</div>
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Mega Force (FR) #8: "Juillet/Août 1992" (1992-07-07)
</div>
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Mega Force (FR) #10: "Octobre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
</div>

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
74 №11, p64/65[4]
83 №9, p67/68
85 №11, p104/105
80 №29, p188[5]
62 №5, p91
71 №5, p77[6]
77 №11, p21
84 №1, p64
70 №6, p72
55 №6, p54-56
69 №21, p106-108[7]
70 №22, p96/97[8]
68 №31, p22-25
82 №8, p60/61[2]
88 №18, p65
82 №2/92, p14[9]
81 №7, p62/63[10]
80 №34, p64[11]
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
ECS MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
ECS MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
European Club Soccer MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

European Club Soccer MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6a5cf104
MD5 150e6205d8acb22bd4034f90eeda0229
SHA-1 03e1a6c7fb8003e196c0f0bf787276a14daa313e
512kB Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. File:SegaForce UK 07.pdf, page 65
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:SegaPro UK 08.pdf, page 60
  3. File:Mega UK 01.pdf, page 2
  4. File:ConsolesPlus FR 011.pdf, page 64
  5. File:Joystick FR 029.pdf, page 188
  6. File:Mega UK 05.pdf, page 77
  7. File:MeanMachines UK 21.pdf, page 106
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 022.pdf, page 92
  9. File:SegaForce SE 1992 02.pdf, page 14
  10. File:SegaForce UK 07.pdf, page 64
  11. File:Zero UK 34.pdf, page 64