Fotboll 86 is the first album of the Swedish league produced by Panini. However, 15 years before, the company from Modena printed one album of the Swedish football edited by Williams Forlag (Fotboll 71), which can be considered the first international league album printed by Panini.
The album Fotboll 86 is in line with the collections of the period, being very classy and stylish with overall high quality of paper and stickers. The album includes all the clubs of the first and the second Swedish division and a central page with football stars, including among the others the stickers of Maradona and Platini. The album begins with an introduction including the contents and the team Sweden photo composed by four stickers. The 12 clubs of first division (Allsvenskan) are shown in alphabetical order with 19 stickers each: the metallic club badge, the metallic team photo (two stickers), the coach, and 15 players. Those pages includes also a brief player description under each sticker.
In the center of the album there are two pages with 16 stickers of international football stars. These are round stickers of player portraits. Here we can find the stickers of Maradona (Argentina), Platini (France), Altobelli (Italy), Butragueno (Spain), Rumenigge and Schumacher (Germany), Careca (Brazil), Boniek (Poland), Francescoli (Uruguay), Laudrup and Elkjaer (Denmark), Lineker (England), Romero (Paraguay), Scifo (Belgium), Sanchez (Mexico) and Rush (Wales).
The last part of the album focuses on Division II, which includes a total of 28 clubs divided in two groups (Norra and Sodra). For each club there are two stickers: the metallic club badge and the team photo.
Back cover of the album
The Swedish midfielders Stefan Rehn (45 caps with Sweden) and Jonas Thern (19 years old, future player of Benfica, Napoli, Roma, and Rangers; 75 caps with Sweden)
The marvelous metallic club badge stickers from Fotboll 86
Maradona and Platini stickers from Fotboll 86
Stickers of the British manager Roy Hodgson, who won the 1986 Allsvenskan with Malmö FF, and the Swedish goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli (143 caps with the National team)
Full name: Fotboll 86
League: Swedish (Allsvenskan and Division II)
Number of clubs and stickers per club:
- Allsvenskan (12 clubs, 19 stickers)
- Division II (28 clubs, 2 stickers)
- Introduction - Sweden (4 stickers)
- All Stars (16 stickers)
Checklist: click here
Total number of stickers: 304