The traditional Panini album of the French League changes again its look in 2017/2018. The format of album and stickers is back to normal after the experiment of the previous season (large size album and stickers). Interesting addition of this album are the fabric stickers of the home kits for the clubs of Ligue 1.
The collection begins as usual with the 20 clubs of Ligue 1 shown in alphabetical order. Each club is displaced over 4 pages with a total of 26 stickers. On the first two pages there are 20 stickers of player portraits, with data and statistics of the players printed on the stickers. The other two pages include more details and facts about the club with six more stickers: the metallic club badge, the coach, the home kit (fabric sticker), the action sticker of a player to be followed (à suivre), the metallic sticker with signature of the best new signing of the club (top recrue) and the face of the star player to be stuck on his photo in action (top joueur).
After the clubs of Ligue 1, there is a section (Mercato d'Hiver) to place all the winter transfers stickers that can be found in the update set. There is space for a total of 48 stickers, but the update set includes only 39 new players. Therefore 9 spaces (from T40 to T48) will be left empty.
"Le Choc des Experts" is a two page section including 10 stickers of the most experienced players of Ligue 1. In this case, Panini gives a tribute to some of the oldest players of the league.
Also the Internationals of the league have a special section, with 10 metallic stickers of the best players in action. Among them Cavani, Neymar, Falcao, Di Maria, and Draxler
Clubs of Ligue 2 are included but with only the club badge (half of a metallic sticker) and a team photo of celebrations.
The update set includes 39 stickers of new players, 2 correction stickers (to replace two players with mistakes), the mini-stickers "Joueur transféré"/"Coach remplacé" and the mini-stickers for the best keeper, coach, player, and young player based on the UNFP awards. The corresponding winners of the UNFP awards are Mandanda (Marseille), Emery (PSG), Neymar (PSG), and Mbappé (PSG).
The update set released in March 2018
Stickers of Mbappé and Neymar. They won the UNFP award of Best young player and Best Player of Ligue 1 for the season 2017-18. The mini stickers "Meilleur Espoir" and "Meilleur Joueur" are included in the update set
The best Keeper (Mandanda) and best coach (Emery) elected by UNFP for this season
Three young stars of Ligue 1: Lemar, Malcom and Depay
The two Italians of this collection: Mario Balotelli and Pietro Pellegri (born in 2001), who moved to Monaco from Genoa in January. His sticker is included in the update set
Club badges are metallic stickers and the home kits are fabric stickers
Portrait and action metallic stickers of Sneijder. He got only five appearances with Nice before his transfer to Al Gharafa (Qatar)
Young players of this collection (born 1997 or younger)
Ligue 1: Wilfried Kanga (1998, Angers), Matheus Pereira and Malcom (1998 and 1997, Bordeaux), Durel Avounou and Jan Repas (both 1997, Caen), Félix Eboa Eboa, Ludovic Blas, and Marcus Thuram (all 1997, Guingamp), Hamza Mendyl, Valère Pollet, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Thiago Maia, and Ezequiel Ponce (all 1997, Lille),Houssem Aouar, Christopher Martins Pereira, Lucas Tousart, and Myziane Maolida (1998, 1997, 1997, and 1999, Olympique Lyonnais), Maxime Lopez (1997, Olympique Marseille), Ablie Jallow and Ibrahima Niane (1998 and 1999, Metz), Youri Tielemans and Jordi Mboula (1997 and 1999, Monaco), Jonathan Ikoné, Nordi Mukiele, and Killian Sanson (1998, 1997, and 1997, Montpellier), Chidozie Awaziem (1997, Nantes), Malang Sarr, Vincent Marcel, and Allan Saint-Maximin (1999, 1997, and 1997, OGC Nice), Christopher Nkunku and Kylian Mbappé (1997 and 1998, Paris SG), Gerzino Nyamsi, Faitout Maouassa, Joris Gnagnon, Ismaila Sarr, and Jordan Tell (97, 98, 97, 98, and 97), Assane Dioussé and Ronael Pierre-Gabriel (1997 and 1998, Saint-Etienne), Ihsan Sacko and Martin Terrier (both 1997, Strasbourg), Alban Lafont, Kelvin Amian, Issa Diop, Clément Michelin, and Ibrahim Sangaré (99, 98, 97, 97, and 97, Toulouse).
Mercato D'Hiver: Jeff Reine-Adelaide (1999, Angers), Timo Stavitski (1999, Caen), Oumar Solet (2000, Ol. Lyonnais), Pietro Pellegri (2001, Monaco), Bryan Passi (1997, Montpellier), Ihsan Sacko (1997, OGC Nice), Moataz Zemzemi (1999, Strasbourg)
Full name: Foot 2017-18
Release: December 2017
League: French (Ligue 1 and 2)
Number of clubs: 20 of Ligue 1 and 20 of Ligue 2
Stickers per club: 26 for Ligue 1 and 1.5 for Ligue 2
- Mercato d'hiver (39 stickers, T1-T39)
- Le choc des experts (10 stickers)
- La planète Ligue 1 conforama (10 stickers)
Update set: Yes (39 stickers)
Hardcover album: No
Checklist: click here
Total number of stickers: 609