Panini Foot 2008 is the official sticker collection of the French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for the season 2007/2008. This album includes several young prospects that were later transferred to big teams in England, Italy and Spain. We have among the others Gervinho (Le Mans), Loic Remy (Lens), Lichsteiner (Lille), Benzema (Lyon), Nasri (Olympique Marseille), Pjanic (Metz), Lloris (Nice), and Fredy Guarin (Saint-Etienne).
The album opens with the table of contents and the calendar of the season, then the Ligue 1 teams are shown in alphabetical order. Each team is displaced over 4 pages with a total of 26 stickers: the club badge (metallic sticker), the team photo (two stickers), the coach, two top players in action and 20 player portraits. There is also space (up to four stickers for each club) for the update stickers of the winter transfers market. Team pages are full of statistics, players careers and team kits are included (not as a sticker).
The album continues with Ligue 2 teams, which are placed on half page with three stickers (metallic club badge and team photo), data about the club and the list of players in the squad.
This album includes many rookie stickers and young prospects that later on became successful and moved to big clubs abroad. Here below the most famous:
Gervinho (Le Mans) and Pjanic (Metz) are now both players of Roma
Lichtsteiner (Lille, now at Juventus) and Fredy Guarin (Saint-Etienne, now at Inter)
Lloris (Nice, now at Tottenham) and Rémy (Lens, now at Chelsea)
Nasri (Marseille, now at Manchester City) and Benzema (Lyon, now at Real Madrid)
Another suprise of this album is Patrick Kluivert. The Dutch forward concluded his career in Lille in the season 2007/2008 with 13 appearances and 4 goals after playing for Ajax, Milan, Barcelona, Newcastle, Valencia and PSV.
Here his last sticker as a player:
To complete the collection, an update set including transferred players was released after the winter market. The set contains 39 stickers with a maximum of four stickers per team to be glued in the dedicated area of each team page. A special tag-sticker "Transferé" can be glued on top of each players that left the club. A practical list with all the transfers (in and out) is included in the transfer set. Among the new players in the set, there is a young Loic Remy (Lens) and Mavuba (Lille).
The update set includes 39 stickers
The list of transferred players (in bold type players for which a sticker is included)
Full name: Foot 2008
League: French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2
Number of teams: 20 for Ligue 1
20 for Ligue 2
Stickers per team: 26 (+ up to 4 update stickers) for Ligue 1 teams
3 for Ligue 2 teams
Special sections: No
Transfer set: 39 stickers
Total number of stickers: 619