This popular, long-running show was initially about Oscar Crucke, the coach of amateur football team 'F.C. De Kampioenen', who's referred to as "De Kampioen" (The Champion). The series follows the adventures of his family, the chairman and sponsor of the team Balthazar Boma as well as forward Pico, goalkeeper Xavier and their wives. Football unites these people, while the focus is mainly based on their daily lives. De Kampioenen pull together against car dealer Dimitri De Tremmerie - alias DDT - who is better off without the football.
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F.C. De Kampioenen 'pater familias' Carry Goossens
(Oscar Crucke) makes no guest appearance after his departure from the series but he does appear in a special about the wedding of his on-screen daughter Bieke, played by An Swartenbroekx
, although Goossens' appearance was unofficial. Swartenbroekx jokingly calls him 'Dad!' when he approaches her. See more
[repeated line, pronouncing Xavier's name wrong
Between season 1 and season 4, Oscar falls during the opening credits. When the actors line-up as their character for the group photo to be taken, they constantly swap positions. Oscar is brought to a fall by Pascale and Bieke when they unintentionally step back. After Oscar has left and as of the episode "De Nieuwe Start" (5x1), Xavier takes his place and falls for his part. Xavier trips over a bicycle lying on the grass and lands on his back. These remained the opening credits until the episode "Smakelijk!" (9x2). See more
Referenced in Buiten de Zone