martedì 30 aprile 2013

Panini Champions League 2009-2010

Official sticker album

The 2010 edition does not differ much from the previous one, except for the appearance of the teams in the album, which is not anymore according to the alphabetic order, but it follows the division of the teams in the group stage.
There are 4 introductory stickers on a silver foil: Champions League logo, final in Madrid, the ball of the final and the cup

The cup will be raised in Madrid by Internazionale Milano, after an extraordinary season, where they won the Italian league, the Italian cup and the Champions League defeating the winners of the Premier League (Chelsea), the Liga (Barcelona) and the Bundesliga (Bayern Munchen). A well deserved trophy!

The title holder Barcelona did a great performance but it was defeated by Inter in the semifinal. After losing 3-1 in San Siro, they did not manage to do better than 1-0 in Camp Nou, after a thrilling match in which Inter played most of the game with 10 players. In Barcelona we can find Ibrahimovic, who was transferred from Inter in an exchange with Eto'o.

This is FC Internazionale Milano as it appears on the album. The main characters of the season were Julio Cesar (great savings against Barcelona and Bayern), Samuel (named "the wall"), Cambiasso (amazing play-maker), Sneijder, Eto'o and Milito (two spectacular goals in the final).

For Real Madrid stars (Kakà, Ronaldo, Raul, Benzema), it was a disappointing season.

In the last part of the album there are other 16 stickers: 14 of them are dedicated to the Uefa club football awards winners (Buffon, Cech, Terry, Puyol, Seedorf, Lampard, Gerrard, Xavi, Kakà, Ronaldinho, Eto'o,Ronaldo, Raul, Messi) and 2 stickers to the Women's Champions League (logo and trophy).

 Album Details:

Name: Uefa Champions League 2009-2010

Publisher: Panini

League: Champions League

Number of teams: 32
Stickers per team:  17 

Sticker size: 5.4 x 6.8 cm
Special Stickers: 4 stickers of introduction
                           14 stickers "Uefa football awards"
                            2 stickers "Women's Champions League"

Total number of stickers: 564

Panini Champions League 2008-2009

Official sticker album

The Panini Champions League Album of the season 2008-2009 is pretty similar to the previous season. As an introduction there are 8 stickers, four of which are printed on a silver foil. These special stickers are the champions league logo, the ball of the final and the cup (2 stickers).

The team appearance starts again with the title holders, in this case Manchester United. Among the team we find some legendary players (Ryan Giggs, Scholes, Rooney) and Cristiano Ronaldo, who will move to Real Madrid at the end of the season. Again there are 17 stickers for each team: logo (silver foil) and 16 players.

Manchester reached again the final, but this time they lost against Barcelona (2-0). The catalan team had great young talents and thus a glad future for the coming years. This is the Barcelona team as it appears on the album:

The last part of the album contains other 12 stickers:
3 dedicated to the player appearances (Raul, R.Carlos and Maldini)
3 to the goalscorers (Raul, van Nistelrooy, Shevchenko)
3 to the Legend (title holder Manchester Utd)
3 to the Final  2009 (Rome logo, stadium and coliseum)

 Album Details:

Name: Uefa Champions League 2008-2009

Publisher: Panini

League: Champions League

Number of teams: 32
Stickers per team:  17 

Sticker size: 5.4 x 6.8 cm
Special Stickers: 8 stickers of introduction
                            3 stickers of "Player appearances"
                            3 stickers of "Goalscorers"
                            3 stickers of "Legend"
                            3 stickers of Final 2009 in Rome 

Total number of stickers: 564

Panini Champions League 2007-2008

Official Sticker Collection

Panini started a Champions League collection with the season 1999-2000. After three years the saga was interrupted and re-started in the season 2006-2007 with a rather small collection (384 stickers). We show here the album of the following season (2007-2008).  In the first page we find 4 stickers (as shown in the picture below) including the cup and the offical ball.

The collection continues on page 3 with other four stickers: two dedicated to the winners of the previous season (AC Milan), one to the Fifa Fair Play and one to the final of the coming season (in Moscow).

The team collection starts with AC Milan, the Champions League holders. After this, all the other teams appear in alphabetical order. Each team has 17 stickers: one silver logo and 16 players.

The winner of the Champions League 2008 is Manchester United, after a thrilling final against Chelsea. This is the Manchester UTD team that appears on the album:

After all the teams, the album ends with the history of the Champions League finals since the year 2000 (only pictures, no stickers).

 Album Details:

Name: Uefa Champions League 2007-2008

Editor: Panini

League: Champions League

Number of teams: 32
Stickers per team:  17 

Sticker size: 5.4 x 6.8 cm
Special Stickers: 8 stickers of introduction

Total number of stickers: 552

Remarkable Players:

Kakà (Milan), Van Persie (Arsenal), Ronaldinho, Messi (Barcelona), Di Maria (Benfica), Diego (Werder Bremen), Drogba, Shevchenko (Chelsea), Vagner Love (CSKA Moscow), Ibrahimovic (Inter), Mascherano, Torres (Liverpool), Benzema (Lyon), Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez (Manchester UTD), Robinho, Robben, Raul (Real Madrid), Totti (Roma), Ozil (Schalke), Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), David Silva, David Villa (Valencia), Dani Alves (Sevilla).

lunedì 29 aprile 2013

Panini Foot 2011

The "Panini Foot" of the French League is another saga that has a long tradition. This album of the season 2010/2011 includes all the 20 teams of first division (Ligue 1) and all the 20 teams of second division (Ligue 2) with many details about teams (palmares, statistics,...) and players (data, career,...)
Each team of Ligue 1 is placed on 4 pages. On the first page we have 5 stickers: 1x the team logo (it is a fabric sticker), 2 stickers for the whole squad, 1x the coach, and 1x the top player of the team (silver sticker) . In the other 3 pages we have 20 stickers (of 20 players), one silver sticker for another top player of the team and space for the update stickers of the winter transfers (up to 4 stickers). In total we have 26 stickers per team + the update stickers (0 to 4 stickers).

For each team we have thus 2 top players stickers, printed on a silver shining foil. Next to these stickers, there is a short description of the player history and characteristics. 
The best player of the Ligue 1 in the season 2010/2011 was certainly the young belgian Eden Hazard. He played amazingly, driving Lille to the conquest of the League. Hazard is now playing for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Before the Ligue 2 teams, there are two pages dedicated to the French League Records ("Records du Championnat"). A total of 10 stickers with description are included. Among these stickers we have Michel Rio (fastest goal with 8 seconds in 1992), Laurent Paganelli (youngest debutant in 1978) and Jean-Luc Ettori (record of appearances, with 602 matches in Ligue 1).
The teams of Ligue 2 are placed on one page and have 7 stickers each: 1x team logo (silver foil), 2x squad, 4x players (a total of 16 players in 4 stickers). The teams of Ligue 2 are: Ajaccio, Angers, US Boulogne, Chateauroux, Clermont, Dijon, Evian, Grenoble, Le Havre, FC Istres, Stade Lavallois, Le Mans, FC Metz, FC Nantes, Nimes, Reims, Sedan, Tours FC, Troyes, and Vannes.

The transfer set with a list of update stickers ("Arrivées") and transferred players ("Départs")

Album Details:

Name: Panini Foot 2011
Publisher: Panini
League: French (Ligue 1 and Ligue 2)
Season: 2010/2011Number of teams: 20 Ligue 1 
                              20 Ligue 2
Stickers per team:  26 + update for Ligue 1 teams
                                7 stickers for Ligue 2 teams
Sticker size: 4.9 x 6.5 cm        
Special Stickers: 10 stickers "Records du Championnat"                       
"Set Transferts" (Update): 27 stickers

Total number of stickers: 697 

Remarkable Players included:

Serge Aurier (Lens), Adil Rami, Eden Hazard, Gervinho, Moussa Sow (Lille), Lloris, Gourcuff, Lisandro Lopez (Lyon), Mbia, Valbuena, A.Ayew (Marseille), Mbokani (Monaco), Belhanda, Giroud (Montpellier), Sakho, Makelele, Nenè (PSG), Dalmat, M'Vila (Rennes), Rivière, Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne), Boudebouz (Sochaux), Capoué, Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse)

giovedì 25 aprile 2013

Panini Brasileiro 2010

The Panini saga of the "Campeonato Brasileiro" continues and improves every year. Besides, an extra sheet of update with 10 new transferred player has been added to the collection. 
Opening the album, the first page includes the table of contents, the description of the league and the first sticker (actually sticker 000), which is the logo of "Campeonato Brasileiro 2010".

Sticker number 000 

 Each team of Serie A has two pages with a total of 18 stickers: team logo (silver sticker), mascotte and 16 players. Details of players are present under each sticker (full name, age, previous club, position etc...). Many details of each team are also included (previous seasons, records, stadium etc...).

As usual we find great talents and rising stars. In particul the trio of Santos: Ganso-Robinho-Neymar. In 2010 Robinho was back to Brazil after the experience in Premier League (and before going to A.C. Milan), Neymar was already an accomplished player eyed by the richest teams in the world and Ganso an appreciated midfielder with many estimators. 
In this album we find also Jonathan (now playing for Internazionale) and a very young Roberto Firmino (now at Hoffenheim in Bundesliga).

Each Serie B team is composed by 8 stickers: 1 team logo (silver), 1 mascotte and 12 players (two players per sticker). Same details of team and players of Serie A are included also for the Serie B teams.

As mentioned there is also an update sheet where is possible to stick each team name to the corresponding position at the end of the season. Details about transfers of each team are included together with the stickers of the 10 best transfers. These stickers are: Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Maicossuel (Botafogo), Edcarlos (Cruzeiro), Renato Abreu (Flamengo), Deco (Fluminense), Gabriel (Gremio), Valdivia (Palmeiras), Keirrison (Santos), Ilsinho (Sao Paulo), Eder Luis (Vasco da Gama).


The teams included in the album and the final standings of Serie  A and Serie B 2010 can be found here:

 Album Details:

Name: Campeonato Brasileiro 2010

Editor: Panini

League: Brazil (Serie A and Serie B)

Number of teams: 20 Serie A
                               20 Serie B

Stickers per team:  18 stickers for Serie A teams

                                    8 stickers for Serie B teams

Sticker size: 4.9 x 6.4 cm
Special Stickers: 1 sticker (Campeonato Brasileiro logo)
Extra stickers: 10 stickers of update sheet ("Os Craques dos Brasileirao 2010")

Total number of stickers: 521 + 10 of update

Remarkable Players:

Diego Tardelli (Atletico Mineiro), Loco Abreu (Botafogo), Jonathan (Cruzeiro), Fred (Fluminense), Fabio Rochemback (Gremio), D'Alessandro (Internacional), Marcos Assunçao (Palmeiras), Ganso, Robinho, Neymar (Santos), Rogerio Ceni, Hernanes (Sao Paulo), Firmino (Figueirense).

mercoledì 17 aprile 2013

Panini Clausura 2008

Album Clausura Argentina 2008

This Panini edition is the official album of the Argentinian Clausura Tournament 2008. Behind a colourfull cover, there are two pages with the game fixture of the season (calendar of the matches). Then all 20 teams of the Primera division are presented (each team on two pages). For the main teams (Boca Jrs, Independiente, Racing Club, River Plate, San Lorenzo and Velez Sarfsfield)  there are a total of 18 stickers: one with the home stadium, one with the supporters, one with the team uniform (textil sticker) and 15 stickers for 15 players (with one shining sticker for the best player of the team). The other teams have a total of 15 stickers (supporters, uniform and 13 players).

In Boca Jrs we can appreciate fan favorites like Riquelme, Rodrigo Palacio (now at Internazionale) and Martin Palermo. In Argentinos Juniors we have Alvaro Pereira, who played in Porto and now at Internazionale. Other great players included are Veron (Estudiantes), Alexis Sanchez (River Plate, now at Barcelona), Radamel Falcao (River Plate, now great striker at Atletico Madrid), Ariel Ortega (River Plate), Denis (Independiente, now at Atalanta).

In the middle of the album there are two pages with 20 stickers dedicated to the national team (Rumbo al Mundial). These stickers are note included in the collection and were distributed by the newspaper "La Nacion". After the 20 teams of the Primera Division, there is a page, which includes 4 stickers, for the champions of the previous seasons (Clausura, Libertadores, Apertura and Sudamericana 2007).

The 20 teams of second division (Primera B Nacional) are also included, with two stickers each (1 squad and 1 team logo in foil). These teams are: Atletico Aldosivi, Almagro, Almirante Brown, Atletico de Rafaela, Atletico Belgrano, Chacarita Jrs, CS Ben Hur, CAI, Defensa y Justicia, Godoy Cruz, Instituto Cordoba, Ferro, Independiente Rivadavia, Nueva Chicago, Platense, San Martin, Tiro Federal, Quilmes, Talleres and Union.


 Album Details:

Name: Clausura 2008

Editor: Panini

League: Argentina (First and Second division)

Number of teams: 20 First Division
                            20 Second Division

Stickers per team:  15 or 18 stickers (First Division)

                               1.5 stickers (Second Division)

Special Stickers: 4 stickers "Campeones 2007"
Extra stickers: 20 stickers "Rumbo al Mundial" (not included in the collection, but distributed by the newspaper "La Nacion")

Total number of stickers: 352

Remarkable Players:

Alvaro Pereira (Argentinos Jrs), Cvitanich (Banfield), Riquelme, Palacio, Palermo (Boca Jrs), Angeleri, Pablo Piatti, Veron (Estudiantes), German Denis (Independiente), Ortega, Buonanotte, Radamel Falcao, Alexis Sanchez (River Plate), D'Alessandro (San Lorenzo).