The Unofficial Football World Championships has an official mascot – a little green dinosaur called Hughie.
Unlike some other football tournament mascots, Hughie doesn’t have a cringeworthy backstory. He is just a dinosaur with a football. We like him for that, and we hope you like him too.
Why a dinosaur? Because the UFWC pre-dates any other football tournament, and so do dinosaurs. Why Hughie? Because it sounds a bit like the ‘U’ in UFWC, and that’s the name readers of this website chose for him. Nothing more complicated than that.
Hughie exists happily in the virtual world of the UFWC website, and might, at some point, appear in 3D if we can find a) a sponsor to pay for a costume, and b) someone daft enough to get inside the costume.
Hughie will be popping up regularly here at www.ufwc.co.uk, often wearing the colours of the latest UFWC champions.
He also appears on some high-quality official UFWC merchandise available from our T-shirt shop.