We present here the first Panini Voetbal edition about the Dutch Premier League. This album was realesed in the season 1977-78 and was followed by many others until the season 2004-05 (with some interruptions). The album opens with the table of contents on the left and the season calendar on the right. Then, the 18 teams of the Dutch league are showed in alphabetical order, each diaplayed over two pages. These are the teams included: Ajax, FC Amsterdam, AZ, Den Haag, Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles, Haarlem, NAC, NEC, PSV, Roda, Sparta, Telstar, Twente, Utrecht, Vitesse, Volendam, VVV.
The Eredivisie season 1977-78 was won by PSV (53 points) in front of Ajax (49 points) and AZ (45 points).
In this album, each team has 18 stickers, with the club badge, the team photo and 16 players. Details and career of each player are also included.
After Eredivisie teams, there is a special section with football trophies and cups from Dutch and International competitions. These double page includes 8 stickers: World Cup, World Cup for Clubs, European Cup for National Teams, European Cup for Clubs (Champions League), European Cup for Cup Winners, UEFA Cup, Mitropa Cup, KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup).
The album continues with a section dedicated to the best Dutch players playing abroad (Nederlandse Toppers Over de Grenzen). There are 26 stickers of Dutch players displayed over 3 pages; most of these players played in Belgium, except for Johnny Rep (Bastia, France) and Gerry Muhren (Betis, Spain); Curiously, Johan Cruijff, who played for Barcelona at that time, is not included.
Then the album proposes three pages with 22 cartoon stickers about the game of football seen by Prosdocimi (Het voetbalspel gezien door Prosdocimi).
Last section of the album is three pages about national teams with 38 national badges (19 stickers) plus one sticker with the badge of the Dutch Football Association.
In this album we find three important trainers. Vujadin Boskov, coach of Feyenoord at that time and later trainer of Real Madrid and other relevant teams in Italy, Guus Hiddink, player of NEC in 1978 and now coach of Holland, and Dick Advocaat, playing for VVV and nowadays coach of Serbia.
Full name: Voetbal 78
League: Dutch Eredivisie
Number of teams: 18
Stickers per team: 18
Special sections: - Trophies (8 stickers)
- Dutch players abroad (26 stickers)
- Het voetbalspel gezien door Prosdocimi (22 stickers)
- National teams badges (20 stickers)
Total number of stickers: 400