Basingstoke Bears FC


The Basingstoke Bears are the team I’ve made up to play as in Pro Evolution Soccer 2020. I’ve been making my own teams for years, previous ones have been named after my podcast (Dead Piett Society) or after the area of Southampton I live in (Shirley). But this year I’ve gone with the Basingstoke Bears. Why? Well firstly because it had to be Bear based, and I like alliteration, and Basingstoke was one of the commentary options.

I’ve decided to stream my Master League efforts as the Bears on Twitch. And if you want to try playing as the team yourself you can download the files below and import them onto your PS4!




  • Luke Cage (Marvel’s “Power Man”)
  • Robert Hatch (Stallone in Escape to Victory)
  • Weeman (Kid of a Twitter friend)


  • Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
  • Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
  • Lee Ki-Bum (name based on a real Korean footballer)
  • Emmet Brown (Doc from Back to the Future)
  • Gordon Ramsey (Celeb Chef)
  • Ernest Shackleton (Explorer)
  • Martin Roberts (Homes Under the Hammer)


  • Al Galpin (me)
  • Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye)
  • Andy Ball (a friend)
  • Fat Barry (made up character)
  • Danny Dyer (“twat”)
  • Eddie Guerrero (wrestler)
  • CM Punk (wrestler)
  • Eddie Murphy (every team has a donkey, right?)


  • Ed Sharples (my best man)
  • Romalomadinho (made up Brazillian ace)
  • Roy Race (Roy of the Rovers)
  • Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura (wrestler)


When importing the Bears please note the team replaces Nelapoltsk/Ferencvarosi in Other European Teams.