sabato 3 agosto 2013

Panini Brasileiro 2012 - Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Campeonato Brasileiro 2012

Panini Brasileiro 2012 is a complete collection of Brazilian football. It includes Serie A, Serie B and extra update stickers with new transfers and league winners. A limited edition of the album was released, it is an hardcover deluxe book edition.
Opening the book, there is the first sticker (number 0) in the index page, a drawing of "Pelezinho". Then, in the presentation page of Serie A, which shows a picture of 2011 champions (Corinthians), there is space for an extra sticker of the 2012 champions (Fluminense): this is a mega sticker (6.9 x 9.8cm) that was available in a separate magazine together with the sticker of 2012 Serie B champions (Goias).

The 20 Serie A teams are arranged on two pages for a total of 18 stickers: 1x team badge (silver foil), 1x uniform, 1x mascotte (silver foil), 1x player caricature (transparent foil) and 14x player portraits.
Famous players and rising stars are present in this album. Atletico Mineiro, which got a second position at the end of the season, shows stickers of Ronaldinho, Jo and Bernard (a Brazilian talent from 1992). In Bahia we find Amantino Mancini (ex Roma, Inter and Milan), in Corinthians the new Tottenham purchase Paulinho. 


Of course we have to give special attention to the winners of Brasileiro 2012: Fluminense. We have to mention Deco (ex Porto, Chelsea), Weillington Nem (young talent) and in particular Fred, best scoarer of the league with 20 goals.

Internacional has stickers of D'alessandro, Damiao and Oscar (now moved to Chelsea). But the great talent of Brazilian League is no doubt Neymar, who moved to Barcelona at the end of the season. The young Santos star has two stickers, one is the player portrait and the other his caricature (see pictures below).

In Sao Paulo we have to mention players like Denilson (ex Arsenal), Luis Fabiano and the young rising stars Lucas (now at PSG) and Casemiro (just signed by Real Madrid). In Vasco da Gama we find the sticker of Juninho Pernambucano (ex Lyon).

The 20 Serie B teams are placed each on one page and they include 1x team badge (silver foil), 1x uniform, 1x mascotte (silver foil) and 12x player portraits (1/3 of sticker for each portrait).

 The champions mega-sticker dedicated to Goias in the Serie B presentation page.

 The back cover of the album

 This album is a special hardcover edition

Panini released an update of the album, with 40 extra stickers presenting 38 new players, 1 album cover sticker, and 1 Copa do Brasil (won by Palmeiras). In the update we find, among the others, Adriano (Flamengo), Forlan (Internacional), Elano (Gremio) and Ganso (Sao Paulo).

 Album Details:

Name: Panini Campeonato Brasileiro 2012

Publisher: 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

                                7 stickers for Serie B teams

Sticker size: 4.9 x 6.9 cm
Special Stickers: 1 sticker ("Pelezinho")
Extra stickers: 2 mega-stickers Champions 2012 

                      (Fluminense and Goias)
                       40 update stickers 
                      (tranfers, copa do brasil and album cover)

Total number of stickers: 501 + 42 extras

Teams and caricature players:

Serie A: Atletico Goianiense (Bida), Atletico Mineiro

(Ronaldinho), Bahia (Gabriel), Botafogo (Loco Abreu), 

Corinthians (Ralf), Coritiba (Rafinha), Cruzeiro (Fabio), 

Figueirense (Jean Deretti), Flamengo (Vagner Love), 

Fluminense (W.Nem), Gremio (Kleber), Internacional 

(D'Alessandro), Nautico (Derley), Palmeiras (Marcos 

Assunçao), Ponte Petra (Marcinho), Portuguesa (Ananias), 

Santos (Neymar), Sao Paulo (Luis Fabiano), Sport (Magrao)

Vasco da Gama (Dedé).

Serie B: ABC, America MG, America RN, ASA, Atletico PR, 

Avaì, Boa, Bragantino, Cearà, CRB, Criciuma, Goias, 

Gremio Barueri, Guarani, Guarantiguetà, Ipatinga, Joinville, 

Paranà, Sao Caetano, Vitoria.

PS: I would like to thank my Brazilian friend Teo, who helped me in finding the extra stickers of this album: the 2 rare champions stickers and the 40 update stickers.

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