giovedì 27 aprile 2017

Stickito - Fortuna Liga 2017 (Slovakia)

A new player in the sticker world arrived this year. It's not Panini, Topps, or Carouzel, but the company Stickito, based in London, UK. As a first collection they released the first ever sticker album of the Slovakian league. The album is a very complete collection of the Fortuna Liga, including stickers of players, coaches, badges, team photos, and stadiums. It lacks, however, special stickers (metallic or shining) and some player details (date of birth and careers). After all, this is a successful experiment that will bring hopefully many more league sticker albums in the near future. 
The collection starts with the contents and four introductory stickers: the logos of Fortuna Liga, Slovakian football, Stickito, and an extra sticker to get access to a special prize.

The first section includes three stickers of each club: the badge and the team photo (2 stickers). The players of the 11 participating teams are then shown following the classification order of the season 2015-16, starting from the title owner AS Trencin. For each club there are 18 stickers of players displaced over two pages.

The last part of the album inlcudes players in action (with 18 stickers over two pages) and the stadiums and coaches of all teams (total of 22 stickers).

Three Dutch players of Slovan Bratislava: Ruben Ligeon (ex Ajax, NAC, Willem II, and FC Utrecht), Joeri de Kamps (ex Ajax, Heerenveen, and NAC), and Mitchell Schet (ex Feyenoord, Excelsior, RKC Waalwijk, FC Groningen, en ADO Den Haag)

Club badges of Fortuna Liga 2017 by Stickito

Stadiums with name and capacity are a wonderful feature of this album

Album details
Full name: Fortuna Liga 2016-2017
Publisher: Stickito
League: Slovakian
Season: 2016-2017
Release: March 2017
Number of teams: 11
Stickers per team: 18
Other sections:
      -Introduction (4 stickers)
      -Badges and team photos (33 stickers)
      -In Action (18 stickers)
      -Stadium and coaches (22 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 275

sabato 22 aprile 2017

Campeonato Brasileiro 91

The album of the Brazilian league 1991 is published by Abril and Panini, continuing the collaboration started the year before. The collection includes the 20 main clubs of Brazil. The albums starts with the table of contents, then the clubs are shown following the ranking order from the first position of International to the last of Bragantino. Each team is displaced over two pages with a total of 20 stickers: the club badge, the team photo, the mascot, the uniform, and 16 players. There are no other sections with stickers in this album.

The table of contents shows the 20 clubs included in this collection

 Vasco da Gama with Bebeto

Back cover of the album

Club badges of Campeonato Brasileiro 91

Mascots of Campeonato Brasileiro 91

Cafu and Leonardo playing for Sao Paulo at the beginning of their careers

Album details
Full name: Campeonato Brasileiro 91
Publisher: Abril Panini
League: Brazilian
Season: 1991
Number of teams: 20
Stickers per team: 20
Other sections: No

Total number of stickers: 400

domenica 16 aprile 2017

Panini Foot 2017

Panini Foot 2017 is a completely renovated collection that marks a clear rupture with the past. The album and the stickers have a larger size, with the consequence that there are two players per sticker, both for the portrait and for the action stickers. Therefore the total numbering of the stickers is huge (more than 900), but actually the collection is composed by 522 stickers (plus the extra stickers of the poster and the update).
The album starts with a foreword and the first two stickers: the trophies of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. Then the Ligue 1 teams are shown in alphabetical order. Each club is displaced over four pages with a total of 23 stickers (but with numbering from 1 to 42) out of which two metallic stickers: the club logo and the star player in action. The other stickers are the team photo, the team celebration, the team kits, the 11 regular players and the coach in action (6 stickers), and 24 player portraits of the squad (12 stickers).
As usual there is a "mercato" section in each club, with space for up to 4 extra players transferred during the winter market. These stickers can be found in the update set, which includes also mini stickers with the tag "Transféré" to be placed on the stickers of the players that left the club in January.

Ligue 2 clubs have this season 3 stickers each: the club logo (metallic sticker), the team photo, and two players in action (half sticker each).

A new feature of this collection is a poster size A2 dedicated to the French National team. Here we find 20 stickers of French players in the National team, with both a portrait and an action on the same sticker.

The update set (Set Transferts) includes this year 50 new players and coaches transferred during the winter market. Among them Depay, Draxler, Sergio Conçeiçao (coach). These stickers are numbered from T1 to T50. In the set there is also the sticker 432 reprinted and corrected (the one that could be found in the packets had the wrong player on it).

Update set Foot 2017

Two remarkable rookie stickers of this collection: the sensational Kylian Mbappé (1998), who scored fantastic goals in Ligue 1 and Champions League  for Monaco and Malang Sarr (1999) the defender who is a regular player of Nice.

Portrait and action sticker of Mario Balotelli

Young players in this collection (1996 or younger)
Bastia: Benhaim (1996), Coulibaly (1996), Saint-Maximin (1997);
Bordeaux: Gajic (96), Ounas (96), Vada (96), Kamano (96);
Caen: Karamoh (98);
Dijon: Rosier (96);
Guingamp: Blas (97), Coco (96), Diallo (96), Livolant (98), Martinet (97);
Lille: Arcus (96), Mothiba (96);
Lorient: Mara (96);
Olympique Lyonnais: Diakhabt (96), Mammana (96), Tousart (97), Cornet (96), Kalulu (96), Mateta (97);
Marseille: Lopez (97), Machach (96), Leya Iseka (97);
Metz: Selimovic (97), Hein (96), Sarr (98), Till (2000);
Monaco: Beneddine (96), Diallo (96), N'Doram (96), Touré (96), Boschilia (96), Mbappé (98);
Montpellier: Fito (96), Sanson (97);
Nancy: Maouassa (98), Ait Bennasser (96), Marchetti (97);
Nantes: Kwateng (97), Alegue (96), Harit (97);
Nice: Sarr (99), Lusamba (97), Marcel (97), Donis (96);
PSG: Ikone (98), Nkunku (97), Augustin (97);
Rennes: Ribelin (96), Diakhaby (96);
Saint-Etienne: Maisonnial (98);
Toulouse: Diop (97), Michelin (97), Blin (96), Sangaré (97), Edouard (98);
Set Transferts: Bamba (96, Angers), Jovanovic and Mancini (both 96, Bordeaux), Jorge (96, Monaco), Mukiele and Mbenza (97 and 96, Montpellier), Srarfi (97, Nice), Lo Celso and Guedes (both 96, PSG), Kalulu (96, Rennes), Lukebakio (97, Toulouse). 

Album details
Full name: Panini Foot 2016-17
Publisher: Panini
Release: December 2017
League: French Ligue 1 and 2
Number of teams: 20 for Ligue 1 and 20 for Ligue 2
Stickers per team: 23 for Ligue 1 and 3 for Ligue 2 teams
Other sections: Introduction (2 stickers)
Extra stickers: Poster Fiers d'Etre Bleu with 20 stickers P1-P20
Update Set: Yes (Set Transferts with new players/coaches T1-T50)
Hardcover album: No
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 522 (numbered from 1 to 922) + poster (P1-P20) + update set (T1-T50)