SPL 2012 is the last sticker album published by Panini for the Scottish league up to today. The series was continued by Topps with two sticker albums in the seasons 2013/14 and 2014/15. Since then, sticker albums of the Scottish league have not been published.
The album SPL 2012 includes club pages of the 12 competing teams and it features also several special sections (International talents, Star performers, etc..) and a poster with celebrations, increasing the total number of stickers to 468. The album begins with the table of contents and the foreword of the SPL captains, including the first two shiny stickers of the album - the trophy and the logo of the league. Clubs are shown in alphabetical order with two pages and 15 stickers each (except Celtic and Rangers with four pages and 32 stickers each). Club stickers are the shiny badge, the kit, the team photo, two star players in action (one shiny), the captain (composed by two stickers), and 16 players (8 stickers with two players each). The stickers with two players on it are not numbered A and B as usual, but with two different numbers (for example 395 and 396 instead of 395A and 395B). The extra pages of Celtic and Rangers include the action dream team with the starting 11 placed on the pitch and other six action stickers on the side.
In between the club pages, there are extra sections that focus on the SPL players. The first section is "International Talent", with four pages dedicated to the best International players of the SPL 2012. Here there are 28 stickers out of which 4 shiny. Next to each sticker there are facts of the player and his country of origin.
"Players by numbers" is a section that includes some facts of SPL players based on numbers, with 14 stickers (2 shiny). We find out here for example that 3 is the number of goals that the midfielder Steven Davis scored with his right foot the previous season or that 8285 are the km that separate Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre's hometown (Tegucigalpa in Honduras) from Glasgow.
"Star performers" is a six page section with SPL players in action. There are 42 stickers (6 shiny) divided in "hot stoppers", "midfield masters" and "super strikers". Next to the player stickers there is a brief description of their characteristics.
"The boot room" focuses on the different boots of SPL players, with 14 stickers in action (2 shiny).
"Premier Puzzles" are four pages of games and quizzes about SPL players and clubs, including a total of 28 stickers (4 shiny). This is an atypical section for league albums and probably unnecessary.
The last section of the album ("Football funnies") explores the funny side of SPL football games with six stickers of entertaining moments.
Back cover of the album
The Panini SPL 2012 collection includes also a poster of 24 stickers with celebrations of goals or victories during SPL games.These stickers can be found in regular packets.
Club badge shiny stickers
The collection includes home/away kit and team photo stickers
Star player shiny stickers
Full name: Scottish Premier League 2012
League: Scottish Premier League
Number of clubs: 12
Stickers per club: 15 (except Celtic and Rangers with 32)
- Introduction (2 stickers)
- International talents (28 stickers)
- Players by numbers (14 stickers)
- Star Performers (42 stickers)
- The boot room (14 stickers)
- Premier puzzles (28 stickers)
- Football funnies (6 stickers)
- Celebrations (poster with 24 stickers)
Extra stickers: No
Checklist: click here
Total number of stickers: 372