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Panini Ekstraklasa 2016

Panini Ekstraklasa 2016 is the official sticker collection of the Polish Premier League for the season 2015/2016. This is the 8th album in a row since 2009. Previsouly Panini published sticker albums of the Polish league from 1997 and 1999. 
The album opens with the table of contents, the medal of honour and three introductory shining stickers: the Panini's logo, the trophy of the competition, and the logo of the Ekstraklasa. Then the club badge stickers of the 16 Ekstraklasa teams are included on four pages. These are shining stickers. The album continues with the presentation of the 16 teams in alphabetical order. Each team is displaced over two pages with a total of 21 stickers: the team photo and 20 players, out of which one is a shining sticker. 

In the last part of the album there is a section dedicated to the best young prospects of the league. There are 16 stickers of players in action (one per team) over two pages. Poland has a great school of goalkeepers, especially in the latest years. In this album we can find the young Dragowski (1997, Jagiellonia) who signed for Fiorentina at the end of the season, and the Croatian Marko Maric (1996, Lechia) who signed for Hoffenheim.
Last page of the album is the calendar of the season including one metallic sticker: the official ball of the competition.

Back cover of the album

The young goalkeeper Dragowski (born in 1997) signed for Fiorentina at the end of the season

Two known faces of Ekstraklasa 2016: Milos Krasic (ex Juventus, Fenerbahçe) and Karol Linetty (currently team Sampdoria)

Young players of this album (born in 1996 or younger)*
Bartosz Kapustka and Krzysztof Szewczyk (both 1996, Cracovia), Marcin Urynowicz (1996, Gornik Zabrze), Bartolomiej Dragowski, Przemyslaw Mystkowski, and Karol Swiderski (1997, 1998, and 1997, Jagiellonia Bialystok), Dawid Kownacki (1997, Lech Poznan), Marko Maric, Pawel Stolarski, Lukas Haraslin, and Adam Buksa (all 1996, Lechia Gdansk), Rafal Makowski and Adam Ryczkowski (1996 and 1997, Legia Warszawa), Jakub Kuzdra, Karol Angielski, and Sebastian Musiolik (1997, 1996, and 1996, Piast Gliwice), Marcin Listkowski (1998, Pogon), Jakub Wrabel, Michal Bartkowiak, and Kamil Dankowski (1996, 1997, and 1996, Slask Wroclaw), Krystian Kujawa, Kamil Kuczak, and Grzegorz Marszalik (all 1996, Wisla Krakow), Eryk Sobrow (1997, Zaglebie Lubin)
*The players underlined have also a second sticker in the section dedicated to the young players of Ekstraklasa. Jan Bednarek (1996, Lech Poznan) is the only player that has an action sticker but not a regular sticker in the team page

Album details
Full name: Ekstraklasa - Album do wyklejania 2016
Publisher: Panini
League: Polish Ekstraklasa
Season: 2015-2016
Release date: January 2016
Number of teams: 16
Stickers per team: 21
Special sections:
      -Introduction (3 stickers)
      -Kluby 2015-2016 (club badges: 16 stickers)
      -Young players of Ekstraklasa (16 stickers)
      -Calendar of the season (official ball: 1 sticker)

Total number of stickers: 348

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