venerdì 29 ottobre 2021

Panini Calciatori 1978

In the 1977/1978 Serie A, only 16 teams were competing in a two-round tournament. Juventus won the title with 44 points, second place for Vicenza and Torino with 39 points. The Italian striker Paolo Rossi was the top scorer with 24 goals, eight more goals than Giuseppe Savoldi (Napoli), who was second with 16 goals.

The sticker album published by Panini includes the four professional leagues (Serie A, B, C and D). However, there are no stickers for the Serie D. In the collection there is also a section about the National team preparing the World Cup 1978. The album cover is colorful, with some photos of players in action and the badges of the 16 Serie A clubs. The introductory pages of the album shows the calendar of the seasons, with the European cups and the Serie A games. In these pages we find 16 stickers with the Serie A club badges.

Serie A clubs are then shown in alphabetical order with 18 stickers per club over two pages: the team photo and 17 players. Printed on the album there are also all the player details and careers. Before the last Serie A club (Verona) there are four pages about the Italian National team. This section includes 37 stickers over four pages about regular days of the Italian selection: a walk in the city, autographs, training, socialization, games, and even time for some stickers.

The Serie B section starts with the calendar of the season and the badge stickers of the 20 competing clubs (on each sticker there are two club badges). Then for each club there are 8 stickers: the team photo and seven player stickers (two players per sticker for a total of 14 players). On the sides of the club pages there are the badge stickers of the National teams and for each team the summary of the scores against Italy.

Before the Serie C section, there is one page with the team photo stickers of the Italian team at the World Cups from 1934 to 1974. The album ends with the team photo stickers of the 60 clubs competing in the Serie C, divided in three groups. 

Back cover of the album

Giancarlo Antognoni has 341 caps and 61 goals with Fiorentina. Fabio Capello played for AC Milan from 1976 to 1980

Altobelli scored 10 goals for Inter in the 1977/78 Serie A, while Paolo Rossi was the top scorer of the league with 24 goals

Club legends Dino Zoff (Juventus) and Giacinto Facchetti (Inter)

Great midfielders who won the World Cup 1982: Tardelli and Bruno Conti

Famous players in Serie B: Evaristo Beccalossi, who played for Inter starting from the following season until 1984, and Marcello Lippi, the coach who won the World Cup 2006 with Italy

Album details:
Full name: Calciatori 1977-78
Publisher: Panini
League: Italian (Serie A, Serie B, Serie C)
Season: 1977/1978
Number of clubs and stickers per club:
  • Serie A (16 clubs, 18 stickers)
  • Serie B (20 clubs, 8 stickers)
  • Serie C (60 clubs, 1 sticker)
Other sections:
  • Serie A club badges (16 stickers)
  • Club Italia (37 stickers)
  • Serie B club badges (10 stickers)
  • National Team club badges (21 stickers)
  • L'Italia ai campionati del mondo (8 stickers)
Updates: No
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 600


mercoledì 20 ottobre 2021

Panini Futbol Argentino 2021


Futbol Argentino 2021 is the official sticker collection of the Argentinian Primera Division. The collection was released in March 2021 by Panini, after one year of gap due to the pandemic. The previous collection of the series was Superliga 2019/2020. In 2021, the Superliga was replaced by the Liga Profesional de Futbol, that started in July 2021. The present album refers to the Copa de la Liga, which took place from February to June 2021. The 26 competing teams were divided in two groups (Zona A and Zona B) and the best eight teams proceeded to the quarter finals of the knock-out phase. In the final Colon won against Racing Club (3-0) with goals of Aliendro, Bernardi and Castro. Top goalscorers of the tournament were Rafael Borré (River Plate) and Luis Rodriguez (Colon).

The album begins with the table of contents and one introductory page with three metallic stickers: the logo with 60 years of Panini, the LFP badge, and the cover of the album. In the following two pages the champions of the previous season are shown: Boca Juniors won the Copa Diego Maradona 2020 and Defensa y Justicia won the Copa Sudamericana 2020. For both clubs there are the team photo (two stickers) and the celebrations with the cup (three stickers). Then the 26 competing clubs are shown one after the other with 18 stickers over two pages: the club badge (metallic sticker), the home jersey (metallic sticker), and 16 players. The collection ends with no further section with stickers. In this collection we find some interesting young prospects like Julian Alvarez (River Plate) and Thiago Almada (Velez).

In the following, we show photos of the album and the complete set of loose stickers.

Back cover of the album

The famous forward Carlos Tevez and the young Colombian midfielder Jorge Carrascal

Metallic home jersey stickers

Metallic club badge stickers

The young prospect Thiago Almada and the more experienced Ricardo Alvarez (ex Inter, Sunderland and Sampdoria)

Panini Futbol Argentino 2021 sticker packet

Album details
Full name: Futbol Argentino - Liga Profesional de Futbol 2021
Publisher: Panini
League: Argentina (Primera Division)
Tournament: Copa de la Liga
Season: 2021
Number of clubs: 26
Stickers per club: 18
Other sections:
  • Introduction (3 stickers)
  • Campeones 2020 (10 stickers)
Checklist: click here

Total number of stickers: 481