Louis Napoleon
Japanese name ルイ・ナポレオン
Nickname(s) Miracle Striker
Nationality French
Birthday December 25
Height 170 cm (JBC)
Weight 63 kg (JBC)
Blood type O
Position(s) Forward
First appearance
Captain Tsubasa (1981) manga chapter 89 "Another strong player"
Level Team Number
National Olympic France
Youth National France Youth 9
Junior Youth National France Jr. Youth 20

Louis Napoleon is a French forward. He is considered the ace of the French junior and youth team.

Napoleon is extremely hotheaded and arrogant. However, he is an excellent striker and also has good passwork. His specialty, the Cannon Shoot, is a shot with a special rotation effect. Together with Pierre, they form the Eiffel Tower Combi.


J Boys' Challenge ArcEdit

Preparing for the Junior Youth tournament

Napoleon is a hotheaded player with a bad reputation of being forced to leave 3 times in 2 weeks because of his violent behavior. His first appearance is when Taro Misaki decides to challenge the whole France Jr. Youth. While confronting Pierre, Misaki almost loses the ball. However Napoleon jumps in, helping Misaki get past with a one-two return. After that they keep using their passwork to get past the rest of the team before scoring. As Pierre asks Misaki about Napoleon, the latter performs his Cannon Shoot, which shocks the others.

Napoleon only joins France Jr. Youth just one day before the tournament.

Junior Youth Tournament

France's first match in the tournament is against England. Napoleon is put on the bench, much to his annoyance. On the field, England give France a hard time, even manage to score first. After a while, France's coach Carbonara has to put Napoleon in. As he enters, he takes the ball from England, then leaves it in front of Pierre, saying that Pierre just need to pass to him in the match. He scores a hattrick with Pierre being the one doing all 3 assists, giving France a 3-1 victory.

France easily win their second group match against Malaysia, with Napoleon scoing another hattrick.

Their opponent in the semifinal is Japan. Napoleon's first action is chasing Tsubasa as the latter dribbles towards France's goal. He manages to catch up thanks to his speed, but Tsubasa does a backpass before Napoleon's tackle reach him. Japan score the opening goal.

As Napoleon has the ball from the following kick-off, Pierre asks him to do a backpass. He does so, but the tackle from his marker, Makoto Soda, hits his pivot leg. Because of that, Napoleon starts a fight with Soda, just as Pierre equalizes. Both him and Soda got a yellow card for their actions, and Pierre hits Napoleon, saying that as they are fighting for France's honor, and everyone's strength is needed, he won't allow that kind of behavior.

Later, Pierre steals the ball and pass to Napoleon. He jumps, but can't do a header as Soda's elbow hits his face while jumping. Soda gets another yellow card and is sent off, while France are awarded a penalty kick, which Pierre succeeds.

As the match resumes, Napoleon does a violent shoulder charge on Misaki and take the ball, but Hyuga reclaims it with a fierce tackle. Hyuga then manages to get the ball in France's goal, but he is ruled offside. France quickly continue the match as Japan is protesting, and after Bossi's shot is repelled by Ken Wakashimazu, Napoleon picks up the ball and scores.

Napoleon soon gets another chance with a header, but Wakashimazu catches it. Nevertheless, as the referee makes some advantageous decision for France, the first half ends with France leading 3-1.

Japan score a goal at the start of the second half. As Napoleon receives the ball from Pierre, he gets past Mamoru Izawa by force before unleashing his Cannon Shoot. Wakashimazu defends, but can't catch the ball. Bossi quickly puts the loose ball in the goal, but since Napoleon's play against Izawa is ruled as a foul, the goal isn't allowed.

The next time Napoleon gets the ball, he's caught in Japan's offside trap. Japan scores the tying goal after the following free kick. When there are 10 minutes left, Pierre and Napoleon performs their Eiffel Attack. As they reach the goal, Napoleon does a Cannon Shoot. Even though Wakashimazu deflects the ball onto the crossbar, Pierre still manages to put the repelled ball into the goal.

Napoleon manages to block a Drive Shoot from Tsubasa in the remaining time. Despite that, Misaki still scores for Japan just before time is up. Neither side manages to score during extra time, forcing the game to go into the PK shootout. Ultimately, Napoleon fails the fifth kick, and France lose 4-5 in the shootout.

Battle of World Youth ArcEdit

As the decision of the World Youth being held in Japan is made official, Napoleon is seen hearing Pierre playing a tune on his piano in his room. Pierre stops abruptly in the middle though, and when Napoleon asks, he says he will complete the music, named "Field of Dreams", after France win the World Youth.

France finish second in the group stage, only losing to Brazil. They face Netherlands in the quarterfinal, but lose 1-3.

Rising Sun ArcEdit

To be added as series progresses

Abilities and Special techniques Edit

  • Speed: Though not to the extent of players like Ramon Victorino or Larson, Napoleon is a fast striker.
  • Rough play: Because of his character, Napoleon tends to play rough.
  • Cannon Shoot: Napoleon's special shot. It has a sharp rotation effect just like the Drive Shoot, but goes in a straight line instead of making an arc.
  • Eiffel Attack (with Pierre): Pierre and Napoleon's pass based attack. Taking the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the attack consists of continuous long passes at first, and as they advance towards the goal, it changes to middle passes and then short ones, and finally finishes at the goal, which is also the top of the tower.

Games exclusiveEdit

  • Slider Cannon (Captain Tsubasa 2, 3, 4 and 5 - with Pierre)
  • Super Eiffel (Captain Tsubasa 3 and 4 - with Pierre)
  • Eiffel Winder (Captain Tsubasa 4 - with Pierre)
  • Axel Cannon (Captain Tsubasa 5 - with Pierre)
  • Mega Cannon Shoot (Get in the Tomorrow)

Trivia Edit

  • His name, Louis Napoleon, is a reference to Napoleon III, the Emperor of the Second French Empire.
  • In the Italian dub of Shin Captain Tsubasa, his name was changed to "Napoleon Ferrer", but when the Road to 2002 anime was dubbed, his original name was retained.

Image Edit