The album Foot 2003 is a clear break from the previous edition Foot 2002: stickers are similar to the Spanish league, with the players in action and the portrait on the side of the sticker. Also, the Ligue 2 is not included anymore. Instead, there is a large section dedicated to the French football stars around the world. The experiments was not particularly successfull and Panini went back to a more traditional style with the collection Foot 2004.
In the season 2002/2003, Lyon won their second consecutive title (just one point ahead Monaco), in a series that will count 7 titles from 2002 to 2008. The top goalscorers were Nonda (Monaco) with 26 goals, Pauleta (Bordeaux) with 23 goals, and a young Didier Drogba, who scored 17 goals with Guingamp. In this collection we find also Ronaldinho playing for PSG and the young Mickael Essien (Bastia) and Petr Cech (Rennes).
The album Foot 2003 begins with the table of contents and it continues with the 20 Ligue 1 clubs in alphabetical order. For each club there is space for 14 player stickers over three pages. However, for some spots there is a choice between two stickers, as there are in total 17 or 18 player stickers per club. The collection includes only players with no badges of team photos of the clubs.
The theme of this collection is certainly Philippe Mexès. He appears on the cover, he signed the foreword and there are 20 stickers (one for each club page) with his advice.
In the following, we present photos of the album and the complete loose set of stickers.
The 18 stickers of PSG players
The empty pages of PSG include space for 14 of the 18 stickers
The long section "Stars du foot" includes 78 shiny stickers of the French football stars playing in Ligue 1 and abroad. Due to rights issues, the stickers of International clubs do not include any club symbol. Therefore, players like Zidane (Real Madrid) or Trézéguet (Juventus) are wearing edited anonymous shirts.
Pages with the fixtures of the Ligue 1 and the Champions League
Album and full set Panini Foot 2003
In the album there is no space for all the stickers. Here you can choose between Bardon and Drogba
Sealed packet Foot 2003
Stars of Auxerre: Mexès and Cissé
The young African players Mickael Essien (Bastia) and Didier Drogba. They both played for Chelsea for many seasons.
The rookie sticker of Petr Cech (player of Chelsea from 2004 to 2015) and the shiny sticker of Juninho (Lyon)
The regular and shiny stickers of Heinze and Pochettino. They differ in the action pictures of the player. The shiny stickers are included in the section "Stars du Foot"
Regular and metallic stickers of Ronaldinho (PSG)
Arsenal players Pires and Vieira
French stars in England: Henry (Arsenal) and Djorkaeff (Bolton)
Juventus players Thuram and Trézéguet
Real Madrid players Makélélé and Zidane
Full name: Foot 2003
League: French (Ligue 1)
Number of clubs: 20
Stickers per club: 18 or 19
- Conseils de Mexès (Mexes' advice, 20 stickers)
- Stars du Foot (72 stickers)
Checklist: click here
Checklist: click here
Total number of stickers: 452