got inspiration from Football mode avaible in Sonic and Mario 2012 Olympic Games. Even there are Youtube videos showing it

Sonic = Cristiano Ronaldo or Sonic = Arjen Robben (as according to Crimsonchaos96 )

Tails = Lionel Messi

Knuckles = Sergio Aguero

Vector = Victor Valdes

Shadow = Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Mighty = Neymar

Espio = Juan Mata

Silver = Radamel Falcao

if someone is interested in football/soccer you can comment. those who are not interested in football/soccer or don't know the sport they don't have to comment.