sabato 16 gennaio 2021

Futbol Argentino 2013-2014


Panini Futbol Argentino is the 12th Panini album of the Argentinian football since 2005. It is the first album named "Futbol Argentino", which will be used again in the following years.
The collection features all the clubs of the first two divisions (Primera Division and Primera B Nacional) for the season 2013/2014. There are no other section with stickers. For each club of Primera Division there is a total of 15 stickers over two pages: the club badge (regular sticker) and 14 players in action. Clubs of Primera B Nacional have 9 stickers on one page (badge, team photo stickers, and six players), except for Independiente which has 15 stickers with the same layout of the Primera Divison clubs. In this album we can find some experienced football stars like David Trezeguet, Gabriel Heinze, Riquelme and Veron, together with a couple of talented rookies: Rodrigo de Paul and Giovanni Simeone.

The 2013/14 Primera Division was divided in two tournaments called "Torneo Inicial" and "Torneo Final". A superfinal between the two winners (San Lorenzo and River Plate) was played in Mendoza, with River Plate winning 1-0 with a goal of Pezzella.

Back cover of this album

Club badge stickers of this collection are regular non-shiny stickers

Argentinian legends Juan Riquelme (Boca) and Juan Veron (Estudiantes)

Two well-known faces: David Trezeguet (ex Juventus) and Gabriel Heinze (ex PSG, Man Utd and Real Madrid)

Rising stars Rodrigo de Paul (20 years old) and Giovanni Simeone (18 years old)

Album details:
Full name: Futbol Argentino 2013-2014
Publisher: Panini
League: Argentina (Primera Division and Primera B Nacional)
Season: 2013-2014
Number of clubs and stickers per club:
  • Primera Division (20 clubs, 15 stickers)
  • Primera B Nacional (22 clubs, 9 stickers except Independiente with 15 stickers)
Other sections with stickers: No
Updates or extras: No

Total number of stickers: 504

martedì 12 gennaio 2021

Panini Apertura 2008 (Argentina)


The 2008 Apertura tournament was part of the 2008/2009 Primera Division in Argentina. Three clubs (San Lorenzo, Tigre, and Boca Juniors) ended with the same number of points, and therefore a playoff was played to determine the champions. After three games (Tigre-San Lorenzo 1-2, San Lorenzo-Boca Jrs 1-3, and Boca Jrs-Tigre 0-1), Boca Juniors were champions for the best goal difference and José Sand (Lanus) the top scorer with 15 goals.

For this tournament, Panini published a sticker album, which follows the album Clausura 2008 released earlier the same year. However, the album Apertura 2008 is different from the others, because it is a pocket album 12 x 9 cm (coleccion de bolsillo). This is not the first Panini experiment of this kind, as also the Panini Campeonato Uruguayo 2005 was a pocket album. Luckily Panini abandoned this experiment and did not release pocket albums in the following years. 

The collection Panini Apertura 2008 has a total of 130 stickers and each sticker includes four mini stickers (2.3 x 3cm) numbered from 1 to 480 for the players and from E1 to E40 for the club badges. In addition, there are 120 cards to be collected separately, composed by 118 players and two checklist cards.
The album shows first the Primera Division followed by the Primera B with no other sections with stickers. Clubs of Primera Division have 17 mini-stickers over two pages, whereas the Primera B clubs only 9 mini-stickers on one page. Thus the album features only 10 metallic badge stickers (for a total of 40 club badges) and 120 player stickers (for a total of 480 mini players stickers).

back cover of the pocket album Apertura 2008

The mini-stickers of Rodrigo Palacio and Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors)

The metallic club badge and the sticker of Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca Juniors)

Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes) and Radamel Falcao (River Plate, 22 years old)

Each Apertura 2008 sticker has four mini-stickers on it

The collection includes also a set of 120 cards

The cards of Diego Buonanotte and Radamel Falcao (River Plate)

Rodrigo Palacio and Martin Palermo

Album details
Full name: Apertura 2008
Publisher: Panini
Type: pocket album
League: Argentina (Primera Division and Primera B)
Tournament: Apertura
Season: 2008
Number of clubs and stickers per club:
  • Primera Division (20 clubs and 17 mini-stickers)
  • Primera B (20 clubs and 9 mini-stickers)
Other sections: No
Update: No
Extra: Super Card Apertura 2008 (120 cards)
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 130 (=520 mini-stickers)