EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 91
stickers: 572 (1-572)
starter pack: € 7.45 (11 packets)
album: € 2.90 sachets: € 0.80 (5 stickers)
comment: 50 years of Panini in Belgium. Not everyone knows that Belgium was the first country where the Panini stickers were distributed and from 1972/73 the album dedicated to the soccer championship was released, the longest and most historic Panini album after the Italian Calciatori.
The album has changed its name in recent years, from the classic “FOOTBALL” in recent years has taken the new name given to “PRO LEAGUE”. Although Belgian football is not considered a top European championship, the album has always maintained its charm with a rich offer of stickers and a document of a football season.
Each Pro League club is represented with 21 stickers, including a shield, a double team, a coach and a space dedicated to updates. Players are presented in the classic Panini bust with various information on as career, technical characteristics and place of birth.
To follow also the Proximus League (Second Division), double stickers to propose 17 players, coach, badge and team. It is not over yet, ahead of the rest of Europe we also find the women’s Super League with all the 6 teams (Anderlecht, Brugge, Genk, Gent, Leuven, Standard), also with well-19 images (championship, team, coach and 11 players).
The part of the album is splendid, where the vintage stickers are reproduced from 1972/73 until last year, a series of 40 stickers that will surely make football fans and “figurine history” rejoice.
Grand finale with the “road to Euro 2020”, Belgium once again among the big favorites for the final victory, 16 stickers, including a mega 8 puzzle, to push the Red Devils towards triumph.
Last pages with the best of the previous championship and a page where to attach the stickers of your favorite Top 11 (of course, dear collectors, we will leave the page as we find it).
Pro League 21 stickers, Proximus League 11 stickers (17 players), Super League women’s 11 stickers (17 players), celebratory pages from 72/73 to today, this album is really a beautiful collection!
Final judgment: 9.5 / 10