In middle school Tsubasa switches to playing as an attacking midfielder, based on the advice in Roberto's notebook. He plays an active role starting from his first year, and leads Nankatsu Middle School to victory in the National Tournament for two years running. Then, in his third year, with his sights set on studying abroad in Brazil, he brings the title home for the third year running, despite having sustained various injuries.
Misaki decides to join All Japan after a chance meeting with Tsubasa in the street. His time away from football doesn't show at all―he plays incredibly, and pulls off some magnificent combination plays together with Tsubasa. He also shows his fervour for the game by challenging the France team in order to test his own ability.
A striker known as the "Fierce Tiger." He leaves his team after Coach Kira calls him a "tiger that's lost its fangs". He then trains alone with his coach in Okinawa, where he develops the "Tiger Shot"."
One of the most talented goalkeepers in the world. He always plays the bad guy, in order to motivate his teammates and raise the level of All Japan. He didn't plan on taking part in the main phase of the championship, but ends up doing so when Wakashimazu is injured. He manages to stop all of Schneider's "Fire Shots".
This defender is also known as the "Funky Gutsman". To quote goalkeeper Wakabayashi, Ishizaki is "often clumsy, but comes through when it counts". He's a tenacious player, and is popular among his teammates as a result. His signature move is the "Face Block".
Karl Heinz Schneider
Germany's Young Emperor combines power, speed, and technical ability. His tremendous shot power and scoring ability make him the core of his team. He aims for the goal armed with his unstoppable "Fire Shot".
Despite his huge frame, Germany's goalkeeper possesses astonishing reflexes and physical agility. While training he was never seen, and as a result he came to be known as the "Phantom Keeper". The International Junior Youth Championship marks his debut for Germany. He is also known as the "Steel Giant".
One of the most famous keepers in not just Italy but the whole of Europe. He's known as the "Perfect Keeper" for his record of not letting in a single goal for a whole year. In the International Junior Youth Championship, it's he who stands in All Japan's way.
Diaz is a football genius, and has been refining his skills since a very young age. Even more than his ability as a solo player, his combination plays together with Pascal are truly outstanding. He feels a sense of rivalry towards fellow "genius" Tsubasa.
Elle Sid Pierre
Known as the "Field Artist", Pierre boasts both great offensive and defensive skills. He and Misaki are rivals. He's very charismatic, and has a striking ability to bring his team together as captain.