martedì 25 ottobre 2016

Panini Copa Cable Magico 2010 - Peru

The fourth and last (so far) Panini album of the Peruvian league is Copa Cable Magico 2010, after the albums published in 2005, 2006, and 2009. This collection includes the 16 teams of First Division, with stickers of players and special shining stickers of the shirt of the clubs (numbered with letters from A to P) . There are no extra sections.
The album opens with some statistics of the previous season, then the 16 clubs are shown from Universitario de Deportes to Inti Gas. Each club is displaced over two pages with a total of 17 stickers: the shining sticker of the shirt and 16 players. Unfortunately also in this Peruvian album there are no club badge stickers. 

The back cover of Copa Cable Màgico 2010

The goalkeeper George Forsyth started his career in Germany with Borussia Dortmund. The 20 years old Advincula moved to Hoffenheim in 2012 and he plays now for Newell's Old Boys and the Peruvian national team

Album details
Full name: Copa Cable Màgico 2010
Publisher: Panini
League: Peru (First Division)
Season: 2010
Number of teams: 16
Stickers per team: 17
Extra sections: No

Total number of stickers: 272

mercoledì 19 ottobre 2016

Prvaliga 25 years - Telekom Slovenije

To celebrate 25 years of the Slovenian league, Telekom Slovenije produced a digital album with the history and highlights of the league. The first 750 to complete the digital album could get a printed version of the album with a set of all stickers to be glued in it. I was lucky to be one of them and here I can show you how this collection looks like. The album has a very high quality with thick paper for all pages and cover.  The collection starts with few pages about the history and statistics of the league. Then the first stickers appear in a section dedicated to the players with most appearances (Vecna lestvica nastopov) and goals of the competition (Vecna lestvica strelcev). There are in total 10 stickers of players in action in this sections. The players with most appearances are Gobec, Kosic, Strajnar, Brezic, and Seslar, whereas best scorers are Skaper (130 goals), Tavares (114), Bozgo (109), Rakovic (108), and Osterc (106).

Then the 25 seasons from 1991/92 to 2015/16 are shown in details. Each season takes two pages with the ranking, facts, and four stickers: the photo of the winner team (Prvaki, 2 stickers), one sticker related to one specific episode of the season (Iskrica), and the sticker of the top scorer of the season (Najboljsi Strelci).

The section VSI Klubi shows the statistics and the club badge sticker of all 41 clubs that took part at least in one season of the Slovenian league. There is thus a total of 41 stickers in this section.

The last section of the album is dedicated to the legends (Legende) of 25 years of competition with a total of 10 stickers of players in action: Bozgo, Skaper, Srebrnic, Cimirotic, Tavares, Kosic, Gobec, Ubavic, Zulic, and Djuranovic.

The back cover of the album 25 years Prvaliga

Club badges of Slovenian league

Stickers of Marco Tavares, stars of Maribor and Slovenian league

Album details
Full name: Prvaliga 25 1991-2016
Publisher: Telekom Slovenije
League: Slovenian league
Seasons: from 1991/92 to 2015/16
Release: 2016, Limited edition (750 copies)
      -Most appearances (5 stickers)
      -Top scorers (5 stickers)
      -Season from 1991 to 2016 (100 stickers)
      -Clubs (41 stickers)
      -Legends (10 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 161

sabato 15 ottobre 2016

Veikkausliiga 2016 (Carouzel)

The greatest surprise of 2016 for football stickers is the first collection of the Finnish League. Published by the Greek company Carouzel, the album covers all the Finnish Premier League (Veikkausliiga) with an extensive collection including stickers of players, club badges, team photos, stadiums, and coaches of the 12 teams competing in the league.
The album opens with a preface, the summary of the championship 2015 (won by SJK), and three introductory stickers: the cover of the album, the Veikkausliiga logo, and the logo of Carouzel.

The first part of the album introduces all the teams with three stickers each: the club badge, and the team photo (two stickers). Teams are shown following the order of the classification of the season 2015, starting from the winner SJK Seinajoki. Each team is presented in details with player stickers on four pages per team. The number of stickers per team is variable. The most remarkable players have two stickers (profile and in action).

The last part of the album is a section with stadiums and coaches of all the clubs, for a total of 24 stickers.

The back cover of the album

The Sonera Stadium in Helsinki is the house of two clubs of the city: HJK and HIFK

The youngest player of the album, the 16 years old Otto Huuhtanen (Ilves Tampere) and the 19 years old Obed Malolo (HJK Helsinki)

Known faces of this album: Mehmet Hetemaj played in Italian Serie B, Taiwo played for Olympique Marseille and Milan, Mikael Forssell played  in Premier League and Bundesliga

This album is filled with young players, here below the list of all players under 20.

Young players included (1996 or younger)
SJK: Valakari (1997), Ala-Hukkala (1996), Lehtonen (1997)
Rops: Kangas (98), Kalermo (97)
HJK: Uusitalo (97), Vaisanen (97), Halme (98), Jarvenpaa (96), Malolo (97), Lingman (98), Dahlstrom (96), Lappalainen  (98), Ylatupa (99), Morelos (96)
Inter Turku: Ovick (97), Njoku (96), Kallman (98)
Lahti:  Mujunen (96), Ahola (98), Voutilainen (99), Shala (97), Kuningas (97), Bonilha (96), Hostikka (97), Sadat (98)
IFK Mariehamn: Nordqvist (97), Makinen (97)
HIFK: Piirainen (98), Pirttijoki (96), Conti (96), Rantanen (98)
Ilves: Huuhtanen (2000), Kuusinen (96), Tomas (97), Haukioja (99), Ala-Myllymaki (97), Soisalo (98)
Kups: Kreidl (96), Pitkanen (97), Rasanen (99), Raisanen (98), Nissila (96), Savolainen (96), Niskanen (97), Alaharjula (97)
VPS: Ostergard (96), Nuutinen (96), Vahtera (96), Alanko (98)
Kemi: Jokinen (96)
Vantaa: Volotinen (98), Ademaj (96), Said Ahmed (98), Diasonama (96), Heidari (96), 

Album details
Full name: Veikkausliiga 2016
Publisher: Carouzel
Year: 2016
League: Finnish Veikkausliiga
Number of teams: 12
Stickers per team:
      26 for HJK      
      25 for SJK, Rops, Lahti, Ilves, Kemi
      24 for HIFK, VPS, Vantaa
      23 for IFK Mariehamn, Kups
      21 for FC Inter

Special sections:
      -Introduction (3 stickers)
      -Club badges and team photos (36 stickers)
      -Stadiums and coaches (24 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 353