After one year in Serie B in 2013 and the celebration of 100 years in 2014, Palmeiras had a fantastic season 2016, winning the Brasileirao title with 80 points. Second place for Santos and Flamengo, both with 71 points. Three players were best scorers with 14 goals: Diego Souza, Fred, and William Pottker. In Serie B four teams were promoted to Serie A (Atletico Goianiense, Avai, Vasco da Gama, Bahia) and four relegated to Serie C (Joinville, Tupi, Bragantino, Sampaio Correa), replaced by Juventude, Guarani, ABC, and Boa Esporte for the season 2017. The season is sadly marked by the Chapecoense tragedy, an aircrash on 28 November 2016, while the team was travelling for the final of the Copa Sudamericana.
The official sticker collection Panini Brasileiro 2016 starts with an introductory page with a puzzle (3 stickers) of the mascots of the 20 Serie A teams. The teams are then shown in alphabetical order. Each team is displaced over two pages with 16 regular stickers of players, 2 shining stickers (flag/club badge and mascot/uniform) and space for update stickers. These update stickers are named X and Y and were released in further editions during the season. Stickers X are 3 per team and on each sticker there are two players in action not included in the regular set. Stickers Y are composed by three half stickers of new players in action and 2 stickers composing the team photo. Panini released also 20 autograph stickers of 20 Serie A players (one per team). These stickers are transparent and include only the signature. Therefore, they can be glued on top of the corresponding player sticker on the album.
Each Serie B team is on one page including 8 stickers: 2 shining stickers (flag/club badge and mascot/uniform) and 6 player stickers with two players per sticker for a total of 12 players.
The back cover of the album
After one season without hardcover album, Panini released the hardcover version for the 2016 edition, as previously done for 2011 (very limited edition), 2012, 2013 and 2014
The 20 autograph stickers of Brasileiro 2016
Autograph sticker of Robinho
The two wonder kids of Brasileiro 2016 before their transfer to Europe: Gabriel Jesus (from Palmeiras to Manchester City) and Gabriel "Gabigol" (from Santos to Internazionale)
Robinho and Pablo Guerrero stickers with the corresponding autograph stickers glued on top
Young prospects included (born 1996 or younger)
Serie A: Mateusinho (1998, America MG), Luis Henrique (1998, Botafogo), Jorge (1996, Flamengo), Douglas, Gerson, and Richarlison (all 1997, Fluminense), Everton (1996, Gremio), Gabriel Jesus (1997, Palmeiras), Jeferson (1996, Ponte Petra), Raniel (1996, Santa Cruz), Thiago Maia and Gabriel Barbosa (97 and 96, Santos), Lucao (1996, Sao Paulo), Flavio (1996, Vitoria);
Serie B: Juninho and Luiz Fernando (97 and 96, Atletico Goianiense), Gabriel and Renanzinho (both 97, Avaì), Jonata and Luidy (97 and 96, CRB), Marcilio, Marlon, and Douglas Moreira (97, 97, and 96, Criciuma), Carlos Eduardo (96, Goias), Kadu (96, Joinville), Wellisson (97, Londrina), Basso and Allexson (97 and 98, Paranà), Patrick (97, Vila Nova);
Update stickers (X and Y): Makton (1998, America MG), Giovanny and Yago (both 1997, Atletico PR), Leandro (1996, Botafogo), Guilherme Arana (1997, Corinthians), Dodo (1998, Coritiba), Lucas França (1996, Cruzeiro), Leo Duarte and Felipe Vizeu (96 and 97, Flamengo), Lincoln (1998, Gremio), Gustavo Ferrareis (1996, Internacional), Roger Guedes (1996, Palmeiras), Matheus Jesus and Ravanelli (both 1997, Ponte Petra), Luiz Araujo (1996, Sao Paulo), Everton Felipe (1997, Sport), Caique and Rafaelson (both 1997, Vitoria).
Full name: Campeonato Brasileiro 2016
League: Brazilian Serie A and Serie B
Release: May 2016
Hardcover album: Yes
Number of teams: 20 of Serie A and 20 of Serie B
Stickers per team: 18 + 6.5 updates for Serie A and 8 for Serie B
Other sections: Introduction (3 stickers)
Update stickers X and autographs: checklist
Update stickers Y: checklist
Total number of stickers: 650 stickers + autographs (20 stickers)