- Category : 1966-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (17,23)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
French tennis player who reached the quarter-finals at the French Open in 1990 and at Wimbledon in 1991. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 44 on the men's ATP rankings in 1991.
A clay court specialist, Champion gained notoriety on the men's ATP tour as a wild card player with the ability to inflict defeat on seeded players well above his ranking. His play style was characterised by fast court coverage and strong baseline play with measured heavily spun passing shots, particularly from an unorthodox backhand stroke.
Champion was the coach of French tennis player Gaël Monfils from September 2004 until September 2006. He was also the coach of Hicham Arazi, Nicolas Escudé and Paul-Henri Mathieu. At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships he was seen to be coaching the previous year's semi-finalist and number 8 seed Richard Gasquet.