In the season 1997/1998, Sturm Graz dominated the Austria Bundesliga (81 points). Far behind, Rapid Wien got the second place (62 points) and Grazer AK the third (61 points). Best scorer of the season was the Norwegian Geir Frigard with 23 goals (LASK Linz). In the II Division, the club SK Vorwarts Steyr won the league and got promoted.
Panini issued also for this season a sticker collection of the Austrian Bundesliga. The album opens with an introduction and the first two stickers: the league logo (shining sticker) and the Meister winner 1997 (SV Salzburg). Then the album shows the 10 Bundesliga clubs following the championship order of the previous season, starting therefore with SV Salzburg. Each club includes 27 stickers displaced over six pages. In the first page there are the club badge (shiny sticker) and the team photo (two stickers). In the second and third page we find six shiny-metallic stickers of players in action. Then on the other three pages the album includes 18 stickers of players. Details of the clubs and careers of the players are printed on the album.
After the Bundesliga clubs the album continues with two pages dedicated to the top scorer of the Austrian Bundesliga (with 5 shiny stickers of players in action), two pages about the International players of the league (7 shiny stickers in action), and other two pages with the calendar of the season (and other 5 shiny stickers in action).
The last part of the album includes the clubs of II Division, starting with the shiny sticker of the logo of the league. For each club there is a team photo (one sticker) and a club badge (half sticker).
back cover of the album
Two shinies of players in action: Mario Haas and Ivica Vastic
Club badges from Panini Fussball 98
Full name: Fussball 98
League: Austria (Bundesliga and II Division)
Number of clubs: 10 of Bundesliga and 15 of II Division
Stickers per club: 27 for Bundesliga and 1.5 for II Division
- Introduction Bundesliga (2 stickers)
- Top-250 (5 stickers)
- Spiel Ohne Grenzen (7 stickers)
- Panini Geburtstagkallender (5 stickers)
- Introduction II Division (0.5 sticker)
Checklist: click here
Total number of stickers: 312