sabato 30 settembre 2017

Panini Liga Bancomer 2014

In 2014 Panini released an album of the Mexican Liga Bancomer that covers only the Apertura tournament. In fact, a second album was issued in early 2015 for the Clausura tournament.
This collection opens with the table of contents and an introduction with two shining stickers: the trophy and the official ball of Liga Bancomer. Then the 18 clubs of Liga Bancomer are shown in alphabetical order. Each team is displaced over two pages with a total of 17 stickers: the shining club badge and 16 players.

The 18 mascots of the Liga Bancomer clubs are included with 18 corresponding shining stickers in a double page just before the Liga Ascenso clubs. The second division (Liga Ascenso) is then introduced with a page including the shining sticker of the trophy. On each page there are two clubs with three stickers per club: the club badge (shining sticker) and two stickers to compose the team photo.

The tournament Apertura 2014 is memorable because Ronaldinho joined the Mexican league with club Querétaro. Due to the late transfer, Ronaldinho was not included in the album. However, Panini released an update set with six new stickers, including Ronaldinho with his new shirt. There is not a physical place for these stickers on the album, therefore they can be kept separately.

The update set Liga Bancomer Apertura 2014 with the 6 new stickers

Update stickers of Ronaldinho (first Mexican sticker for him) and old legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco

Album details
Full name: BBVA Liga Bancomer - Apertura 2014
Publisher: Panini
League: Mexico (Liga Bancomer and Liga Ascenso)
Tournament: Apertura 2014
Number of teams: 18 of Liga Bancomer and 14 of Ascenso
Stickers per team: 17 for Liga Bancomer and 3 for Ascenso
Other sections:
  • Introduction Liga Bancomer (2 stickers)
  • Mascots Liga Bancomer (18 stickers)
  • Introduction Liga Ascenso (1 sticker)

Update: Yes (6 stickers)

Total number of stickers: 369 + 6 update stickers

lunedì 25 settembre 2017

Club America (Mexico) - 100 años de grandeza

Panini issued in 2016 a celebratory album for the centenary of the Mexican football team Club America. The collection includes 191 stickers through the history and success of the club. 
The album opens with a foreword and the first sticker with the celebratory logo of 100 years of glory. Then the evolution of the club logo and the mascot are shown with 11 stickers over two pages, including a puzzle of four stickers with the present logo.

In the section Linea del tiempo, the history of the club is summarized with 10 stickers on two pages. The first years (Inicios del club) and the first four titles (Historico Tetracampeonato) are covered with two sections of 12 stickers each.

A large part of the album is taken by the 12 titles of the Mexican league (total of 61 stickers) and the 7 titles of the CONCACAF Championship (total of 22 stickers) conquered by Club America in its history.

The most relevant players of the history of Club America (Jugadores Iconicos) are represented with 18 special shining stickers. Among them, the well known Guillermo Ochoa, Claudio Lopez, and Raul Jimenez. The evolution of the club shirt (Playeras) is included with six stickers on one page. 

The majestic and legendary stadium of Club America (Estadio Azteca) is included with two large photos composed by six stickers each. The last section of the album shows the players of the 2016 season (Generacion Centenario). Here we find 25 stickers of players and one sticker with the mascot "Agui", which closes the album. 

The hardcover album Club America 

Two glorious players of Club America: Ivan Zamorano (ex Real Madrid, Inter) and Claudio Lopex (ex Lazio, Valencia)

Album details
Full name: 100 años de grandeza - Club America
Publisher: Panini
Football Club: Club America 
Country: Mexico
  • Introduction (1 sticker)
  • Escudos y Mascotas (11 stickers)
  • Linea de tiempo (10 stickers)
  • Inicios del club (12 stickers)
  • Historico tetracampeonato (12 stickers)
  • 12 campeonatos Liga MX (61 stickers)
  • 7 veces campeon de CONCACAF (22 stickers)
  • Jugadores iconicos (18 stickers)
  • Playeras (6 stickers)
  • Estadio Azteca (12 stickers)
  • Generacion centenario (26 stickers)

Total number of sticker: 191

lunedì 11 settembre 2017

Panini Pro League 2017 (Belgium)

Panini released for the Belgian season 2016/2017 an artistic football sticker collection, with special drawings of players of each team printed on the album. Compared to the previous season, this album includes also the clubs of 1B (the Belgian second league).
After the table of contents, the album shows the clubs of Pro League followed by the clubs of 1B, both in alphabetical order. The number of stickers of each club is the same for both leagues. There are 19 stickers per team: the club badge (shining sticker), the coach, and 17 players.

The clubs of Pro league have also a dedicated section with the key players. There are in total eight pages in the album including 5 half-size stickers per club for a total of 40 full size sticker (80 players). The background of these pages are drawings of the club stadiums.

Youri Tielemans (young star of Anderlecht, moved to Monaco at the end of the season), Ishak Belfodil (ex player of Olympique Lyonnais and Internazionale) and the youngest rookie of the album, Lazare (22 appearances and 2 goals for Eupen in the season 2016/17)

Young players included (born in 1996 or younger)
Pro League: Youri Tielemans (1997, Anderlecht), Chris Bédia (1996, Charleroi), Ibrahim Diallo (96), Henry Onyekuru (97), Jean-Thierry Lazare (98), and Eric Ocansey (97, Eupen), Wilfred Ndidi (96), Leon Bailey (97), and Bryan Heynen (97, Genk), Karim Essikal (1996, Excel Mouscron), Mathias Bossaerts and Nany Laandry Dimata (96 and 97, Oostende), Iebe Swers (1996, STVV), Siebe Schrijvers (1996, Waasland-Beveren), Silvère Ganvoula (1996, Westerlo), Obbi Oulare (1996, Zulte Waregem)
1B: Gilles Dewaele and Alhassane Soumah (both 1996, Cercle Brugge), Serge Tabekou (1996, OHL), Ayyoub Allach (98), Sabir Bougrine (96), and Manuel Benson (97, Lierse), Marin Jakolis and Saviour Godwin (both 96, KSV), Selim Ammalah (1996, Tubize), Mathias Fixelles (1996, Union Saint-Gilloise)

Album details
Full name: Pro League 2017
Publisher: Panini
Release: December 2016
League: Belgian (Pro League and 1B)
Number of teams: 16 of Pro League and 8 of 1B
Stickers per team: 19 
Other sections: Key players (40 stickers)
Update: No

Total number of stickers: 496