sabato 28 marzo 2015

Panini Liga I - Romania

For the season 2014-15 Panini published the first ever sticker album of the Romanian League. The album features all the 18 teams of Liga I. It is a fancy album with 465 stickers and with the same look of the Superleague 2015 (Greek league). The album opens with three introductory shining stickers: the album cover, the Panini logo and the league logo (LPF). Then there is a section with the club logos and the supporters of each team ('Logouri, echipe si fani'). This section is distributed on 6 pages with a total of 54 stickers, three per team. The club logo sticker is silver shining, whereas the supporter photo is composed by a double sticker.

After the logos and the fans, all the teams are showed with a double page that contains 22 stickers: the team photo (two stickers) and 20 players. A nice feature of this album is that for each team there is one player sticker that has a silver shining border. The Romanian league includes historical teams like Steaua Bucarest, Rapid Bucarest, Dinamo Bucarest, and Cluj.

In this album we find several young prospects. At the end of the album there is a double page with the future stars of Romanian football ('Vedeta in devenire'). Twelve players have been selected, each with an action sticker. Among these we have Rotariu (Dinamo Bucarest), Manea (Viitorul), and Kovacs (Universitatea Cluj).

Three young players with a past in the Netherlands: the Georgian (not Jordan as mistaken by Panini) Giorgi Chanturia (ex Vitesse), Martinus Quenten (ex Heerenveen, Sparta Rotterdam, and Emmen), and Nepomuceno (ex Fortuna Sittard)

The three youngest players included: Andrei Ivan (1997) scored is first goal in the league already last season, Ianis Hagi (1998) is the son of the great Georghe Hagi and next season should play for Fiorentina, and Manea (1997) is one of the best prospects

Young prospects (1994 or younger) include in the album:
Claudiu Bumba* (1994, Tirgu Mures), Stefanescu, Popadiuc, and Tabacariu (94, 95, and 94, Ceahlaul), Andrei Ivan* (1997, Craiova),  Nedelcearu*, Filip, Serban, and Rotariu* (96, 94, 95, and 95, Dinamo Bucarest), Enceanu* and Tira (both 1994, Brasov), Cristian Manea*, Adrian Putanu, Bogdan Tiru, and Paul Iacob (97, 94, 94, and 96, Viitorul), Nikolov, Mitrita*, Tanase, Ianis Hagi (94, 95, 94, and 98, Viirotul), Tarnovan (1995, Gaz Metan Medias), Gradinaru and Tudorie (95 and 96, Otelul Galati), Negrescu and Sendoriu (94 and 95, Pandurii), George Mares (1996, Petrolul), Vasile, Rosu, and Balint (95, 94, and 94, Rapid Bucarest), Gabriel Iancu (1994, Steaua Bucarest), Neag and Gravenberch (both 1994, Universitatea Cluj).
*: these players have also an action sticker in the 'Future stars' section

Album details:
Full name: Liga I 2014-15
Publisher: Panini
League: Romania (Liga I)
Season: 2014-2015
Number of teams: 18
Stickers per team: 22
Special section: -Introduction (3 stickers)
                          -Logos and team fans (3 stickers per team)
                          -Young stars (12 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 465

2 commenti:

  1. Hey,
    Nice looking album and always good to see Toto Tamuz (Petrolul) from an Israeli collector :)

  2. Thanks for your comment! It is indeed a nice album. Do you know if there is any recent football sticker collection of the Israelian League?