lunedì 25 settembre 2017

Club America (Mexico) - 100 años de grandeza

Panini issued in 2016 a celebratory album for the centenary of the Mexican football team Club America. The collection includes 191 stickers through the history and success of the club. 
The album opens with a foreword and the first sticker with the celebratory logo of 100 years of glory. Then the evolution of the club logo and the mascot are shown with 11 stickers over two pages, including a puzzle of four stickers with the present logo.

In the section Linea del tiempo, the history of the club is summarized with 10 stickers on two pages. The first years (Inicios del club) and the first four titles (Historico Tetracampeonato) are covered with two sections of 12 stickers each.

A large part of the album is taken by the 12 titles of the Mexican league (total of 61 stickers) and the 7 titles of the CONCACAF Championship (total of 22 stickers) conquered by Club America in its history.

The most relevant players of the history of Club America (Jugadores Iconicos) are represented with 18 special shining stickers. Among them, the well known Guillermo Ochoa, Claudio Lopez, and Raul Jimenez. The evolution of the club shirt (Playeras) is included with six stickers on one page. 

The majestic and legendary stadium of Club America (Estadio Azteca) is included with two large photos composed by six stickers each. The last section of the album shows the players of the 2016 season (Generacion Centenario). Here we find 25 stickers of players and one sticker with the mascot "Agui", which closes the album. 

The hardcover album Club America 

Two glorious players of Club America: Ivan Zamorano (ex Real Madrid, Inter) and Claudio Lopex (ex Lazio, Valencia)

Album details
Full name: 100 años de grandeza - Club America
Publisher: Panini
Football Club: Club America 
Country: Mexico
  • Introduction (1 sticker)
  • Escudos y Mascotas (11 stickers)
  • Linea de tiempo (10 stickers)
  • Inicios del club (12 stickers)
  • Historico tetracampeonato (12 stickers)
  • 12 campeonatos Liga MX (61 stickers)
  • 7 veces campeon de CONCACAF (22 stickers)
  • Jugadores iconicos (18 stickers)
  • Playeras (6 stickers)
  • Estadio Azteca (12 stickers)
  • Generacion centenario (26 stickers)

Total number of sticker: 191

lunedì 11 settembre 2017

Panini Pro League 2017 (Belgium)

Panini released for the Belgian season 2016/2017 an artistic football sticker collection, with special drawings of players of each team printed on the album. Compared to the previous season, this album includes also the clubs of 1B (the Belgian second league).
After the table of contents, the album shows the clubs of Pro League followed by the clubs of 1B, both in alphabetical order. The number of stickers of each club is the same for both leagues. There are 19 stickers per team: the club badge (shining sticker), the coach, and 17 players.

The clubs of Pro league have also a dedicated section with the key players. There are in total eight pages in the album including 5 half-size stickers per club for a total of 40 full size sticker (80 players). The background of these pages are drawings of the club stadiums.

Youri Tielemans (young star of Anderlecht, moved to Monaco at the end of the season), Ishak Belfodil (ex player of Olympique Lyonnais and Internazionale) and the youngest rookie of the album, Lazare (22 appearances and 2 goals for Eupen in the season 2016/17)

Young players included (born in 1996 or younger)
Pro League: Youri Tielemans (1997, Anderlecht), Chris Bédia (1996, Charleroi), Ibrahim Diallo (96), Henry Onyekuru (97), Jean-Thierry Lazare (98), and Eric Ocansey (97, Eupen), Wilfred Ndidi (96), Leon Bailey (97), and Bryan Heynen (97, Genk), Karim Essikal (1996, Excel Mouscron), Mathias Bossaerts and Nany Laandry Dimata (96 and 97, Oostende), Iebe Swers (1996, STVV), Siebe Schrijvers (1996, Waasland-Beveren), Silvère Ganvoula (1996, Westerlo), Obbi Oulare (1996, Zulte Waregem)
1B: Gilles Dewaele and Alhassane Soumah (both 1996, Cercle Brugge), Serge Tabekou (1996, OHL), Ayyoub Allach (98), Sabir Bougrine (96), and Manuel Benson (97, Lierse), Marin Jakolis and Saviour Godwin (both 96, KSV), Selim Ammalah (1996, Tubize), Mathias Fixelles (1996, Union Saint-Gilloise)

Album details
Full name: Pro League 2017
Publisher: Panini
Release: December 2016
League: Belgian (Pro League and 1B)
Number of teams: 16 of Pro League and 8 of 1B
Stickers per team: 19 
Other sections: Key players (40 stickers)
Update: No

Total number of stickers: 496

domenica 3 settembre 2017

Panini Football 2006

Panini Football 2006 is the official sticker collection of the Belgian league and it includes all the clubs of First and Second Division. The album opens with the First Division clubs displayed in alphabetical order. Each club has two pages and a total of 21 stickers: club badge (metallic), team photo (two stickers), coach, and 17 players.

Second Division clubs have three stickers each: metallic club badge and team photo (two stickers). There are no other sections with stickers in this album.
Anderlecht won the title of the season with 70 points, second place for Standard Liège (65 points) and third for Club Brugge (64 points). Top goal scorer was the Nigerian Tosin Dosunmu of Germinal Beerschot with 18 goals. 

Metallic club badges of Football 2006

Two stars of the Belgian league 2005/2006: Sergio Conceiçao and Vincent Kompany

Album details
Full name: Football 2006
Publisher: Panini
League: Belgian (I and II Division)
Season: 2005/2006
Number of clubs: 18 of I Division and 18 of II Division
Stickers per club: 21 for I Division and 3 for II Division
Other sections: No
Update set: No
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 432