World Trophy Soccer (EU: European Club Soccer, JP: J. League Champion Soccer) is a football/soccer game released in 1992 by Krisalis Software and published by Virgin Games (Game Arts in Japan), and was released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genisis.
The game is primarily based on the game Manchester United Europe that was released on the Commodore Amiga in 1991.
There are two modes in the European version of the game: Exhibition and Champions' Cup, the latter of which tries its best to emulate the real life European Champions' Cup of the time, and progress can be continued through use of password as no battery backup feature is available. Options allowed players to change the difficulty of the game, the length of each match from times between 4 and 90 minutes, and the control layout.
There are around about 170 real life top European club teams to choose from with each country being represented by at least two teams each, each team also has kits that are quite close to their real life counterparts mainly sacrificing on detail due to the hardware limitations. One team that appears in the game is Rotherham United despite never being in the top tier of their country's football league or the European Champions' Cup: they were included because the developers were based in Rotherham.
The US version of the game, which loosely follows a World Cup format, features 32 international teams from various continents. These international sides also include those from countries that no longer exist (Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia).
The Japanese version of the game has ten teams taken from the J. League, which at the time was brand new and only had the ten teams featured.