The greatest surprise of 2016 for football stickers is the first collection of the Finnish League. Published by the Greek company Carouzel, the album covers all the Finnish Premier League (Veikkausliiga) with an extensive collection including stickers of players, club badges, team photos, stadiums, and coaches of the 12 teams competing in the league.
The album opens with a preface, the summary of the championship 2015 (won by SJK), and three introductory stickers: the cover of the album, the Veikkausliiga logo, and the logo of Carouzel.
The first part of the album introduces all the teams with three stickers each: the club badge, and the team photo (two stickers). Teams are shown following the order of the classification of the season 2015, starting from the winner SJK Seinajoki. Each team is presented in details with player stickers on four pages per team. The number of stickers per team is variable. The most remarkable players have two stickers (profile and in action).
The last part of the album is a section with stadiums and coaches of all the clubs, for a total of 24 stickers.
The back cover of the album
The Sonera Stadium in Helsinki is the house of two clubs of the city: HJK and HIFK
The youngest player of the album, the 16 years old Otto Huuhtanen (Ilves Tampere) and the 19 years old Obed Malolo (HJK Helsinki)
Known faces of this album: Mehmet Hetemaj played in Italian Serie B, Taiwo played for Olympique Marseille and Milan, Mikael Forssell played in Premier League and Bundesliga
This album is filled with young players, here below the list of all players under 20.
Young players included (1996 or younger)
SJK: Valakari (1997), Ala-Hukkala (1996), Lehtonen (1997)
Rops: Kangas (98), Kalermo (97)
HJK: Uusitalo (97), Vaisanen (97), Halme (98), Jarvenpaa (96), Malolo (97), Lingman (98), Dahlstrom (96), Lappalainen (98), Ylatupa (99), Morelos (96)
Inter Turku: Ovick (97), Njoku (96), Kallman (98)
Lahti: Mujunen (96), Ahola (98), Voutilainen (99), Shala (97), Kuningas (97), Bonilha (96), Hostikka (97), Sadat (98)
IFK Mariehamn: Nordqvist (97), Makinen (97)
HIFK: Piirainen (98), Pirttijoki (96), Conti (96), Rantanen (98)
Ilves: Huuhtanen (2000), Kuusinen (96), Tomas (97), Haukioja (99), Ala-Myllymaki (97), Soisalo (98)
Kups: Kreidl (96), Pitkanen (97), Rasanen (99), Raisanen (98), Nissila (96), Savolainen (96), Niskanen (97), Alaharjula (97)
VPS: Ostergard (96), Nuutinen (96), Vahtera (96), Alanko (98)
Kemi: Jokinen (96)
Vantaa: Volotinen (98), Ademaj (96), Said Ahmed (98), Diasonama (96), Heidari (96),
Full name: Veikkausliiga 2016
League: Finnish Veikkausliiga
Number of teams: 12
Stickers per team:
26 for HJK
25 for SJK, Rops, Lahti, Ilves, Kemi
24 for HIFK, VPS, Vantaa
23 for IFK Mariehamn, Kups
21 for FC Inter
-Introduction (3 stickers)
-Club badges and team photos (36 stickers)
-Stadiums and coaches (24 stickers)
Total number of stickers: 353