venerdì 3 luglio 2015

Panini Coca-Cola Championship 2010

Panini published in the recent years the official sticker collection of the English Championship (the second division of the English football) for three times: in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
We present here the complete album of the season 2009/2010. The album shows Alan Smith of Newcastle and other players on the cover. Behind the cover there is the table of contents with the logos of the 24 teams included. On the right page the introduction to the collection with the first two stickers (not shining): the trophy and the Football League logo. Teams are then showed in alphabetical order from Barnsley to West Bronwich Albion. Each team covers two pages and includes stickers of the team logo (shining), the home kit, the away kit, star players in action (2 shining stickers and 2 normal), and 16 player portraits (half stickers). The total is thus of 15 stickers per team. In each team page there are also club and squad infos and a picture of the manager and the squad. 

The album includes also three special sections dedicated to the "Internationals" of the league. Each part is displayed over two pages and includes 8 stickers of players in action of 8 different teams. These players are internationals with caps in the national team. Below each sticker there is information about the country, with details about the national dish, the distance, and fun facts. Players from Wales and Scotland are also considered internationals.

In this album we can find prestigious clubs included, among these Cardiff City, Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Swansea City. And thus also important players like the Argentinian Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle) or the Icelandic Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading). Here below we show a sticker with two remarkable players, Tim Krul (hero of Holland at the World Cup Brazil 2014) and Fabricio Coloccini (captain of the club since many years):

The half stickers of Krul and Coloccini (Newcastle)

The half sticker of Gylfi Sigurdsson (Reading).
 He later played for Hoffenheim, Swansea and Tottenham.

Back cover of the album

Album details
Full name: Coca-Cola Championship 2010
Publisher: Panini
League: English Championship 
Season: 2009/2010
Number of teams: 24
Stickers per team: 15
Special sections:  Introduction (2 stickers)
                            Internationals Part I (8 stickers)
                            Internationals Part II (8 stickers)
                            Internationals Part III (8 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 386

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