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Celebrative Sticker #82: TOMMASO MAESTRELLI!

In football, do the coaches or the players matter more? Everyone has an idea of him, but Maestrelli’s influence in that 1973/74 championship was certainly fundamental and successful. The solidarity Celebrative Sticker #82 is dedicated to the Italian champion trainer with Lazio.

Tommaso Maestrelli was born in Pisa on 7 October 1922. Due to the work of his father, a railway worker, he changed several cities until arriving in Bari in 1935. A good part of his career as a footballer was dedicated to the Apulian team, with over 200 appearances, interspersed with seasons in Rome and Lucca.

His sporting activity was suspended due to the Second World War, where Maestrelli found himself fighting in Yugoslavia, first with the Italian army and subsequently with the partisan forces against the Nazi occupiers. He returns to his family in Bari with a bronze medal for military valor.

After finishing his career as a footballer, he began his career as a coach. Before his arrival in Rome, the seasons in Foggia were memorable. In 1971/72 his arrival in the capital, the legend could begin, first coming close to the scudetto in 1972/73 and the following year the historic unforgettable victory of the 1973/74 championship.

It is the Lazio of Chinaglia, D’Amico, Re Cecconi, Wilson, Nanni, separated off the pitch, but warriors united on the pitch, in the name of Tommaso Maestrelli.

Until the 1975/76 season Maestrelli’s big heart will be for Lazio, only fate was able to separate them, but the memory of him remains indelible for all the fans.

We thank the Maestrelli family for their collaboration and the archive photos, in particular the photo on holiday at the seaside, of Tommaso together with his children.

FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects

TOMMASO MAESTRELLI
Celebrative Sticker #82 – Sticker + Folder

1st numbered edition 100 copies

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
Choose 2 different Celebrative
Free offer starting from 10,00€ 

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-100, copies available 79/100)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
The number 4 was donated to the Tumburus family, like the historical number of Paride’s game shirt

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Celebrative Sticker #81: GIANCARLO DE SISTI!

A welcome return, already the protagonist of the Giglio Forever solidarity sticker as a Fiorentina player, the great Giancarlo “Picchio” De Sisti is the protagonist of the solidarity Celebrative Sticker #81!

Giancarlo De Sisti was born in Rome on 13 March 1943. Nicknamed “Picchio”, spinner in Roman dialect, for his way of playing on the pitch. His career has two specific colors, yellow-red and purple. He joined Roma’s junior team in the 1959/60 season, with which he won two championships; he made his debut in Serie A in 1961 and became a starter in the 1962/63 season, contributing to the victory of the Italian Cup.

In the 1965/66 season he moved to Fiorentina where he remained for 9 seasons, winning the historic second scudetto as an absolute protagonist in the 1968/1969 season. The years in Florence are also the most significant ones in the national team, De Sisti was European Champion in 1968 and Vice World Champion in 1970. In the famous Italy-Germany 4-3 at the Azteca Stadium he remained on the pitch for all 120 minutes.

He returned to his Roma in 1974 where he made another 135 appearances until his retirement in 1979.

Having become coach, the bitter taste remains in the mouth of the Scudetto he almost missed in the 1981/82 season with Fiorentina, lost on the last day. He is on Azeglio Vicini’s staff in the “magical nights” of Italia 90. As a coach he also becomes an icon of cinema thanks to the film “L’allenatore nel pallone” where he plays himself, grappling with Lino Banfi and Andrea Roncato.

The solidarity sticker is available in two versions, within the first edition printed in 127 numbered copies, as an unforgettable Roma footballer and as a coach in Florence. The folder does not change based on the sticker chosen.

The collaboration with Giglio Amico OdV for Florence and Music Day for Rome is renewed and strengthened, which made this “double” possible. We thank Giancarlo and Marco De Sisti for their collaboration and archive photos.

FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects

GIANCARLO DE SISTI
Celebrative Sticker #81 – Sticker + Folder

1st numbered edition 127 copies
variant Roma 80 copies random
variant Fiorentina 47 copies random

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-127, copies available 84/127)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever.
Copy number 10 was given to Giancarlo De Sisti, as the shirt number he mainly wore during his career with Roma and Fiorentina.

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Celebrative Sticker #80: FULVIO BERNARDINI!

“Fuffo” Forever! Myth, history, successes, for the Celebrative Sticker #80 solidarity sticker, dedicated to Fulvio Bernardini, we made 3 of us!

Fulvio Bernardini, a great Italian footballer, was born in Rome on 28 December 1905. He began playing as a goalkeeper and made his debut at just 13 years old in the Lazio first team. Due to an injury he changed role, starting the legend, first at Inter and then moving to the newly formed AS Roma where he exceeded 300 total appearances with 47 goals in the league, becoming the idol of the Testaccio pitch.

He ended his career in 1939, which was followed by his successful career as a coach, the first to become Italian champion with two different teams, Fiorentina in 1955/56 and Bologna in 1963/64. In between he also won the 1958 Italian Cup with Lazio, the first trophy for the club.

He made 26 appearances for the national team and was also technical commissioner from 1974 to 1977, creating the foundations for the team that with Bearzot finished fourth in Argentina78 and won the World Cup in Spain in 1982.

Fulvio Bernardini was also an excellent tennis player, he always involved journalists, players and managers of the teams he coached in this passion. Streets, squares and the Roma sports center in Trigoria are dedicated to him.

The solidarity sticker is available in three versions, within the first edition printed in 227 numbered copies, as an immense Roma footballer and as an Italian champion coach in Florence and later in Bologna. The folder does not change based on the sticker chosen.

The collaboration with the Bologna Football Club is renewed and strengthened, which collaborated in the creation of this solidarity sticker and authorized the use of the logo. As well as Giglio Amico OdV for Florence and Music Day for Rome which made this “trilogy” possible.
We thank Mariolina Bernardini for her collaboration and the archive photos which cover many aspects of the sporting, social and family life of the great Fulvio.

FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects

FULVIO BERNARDINI
Celebrative Sticker #80 – Sticker + Folder

1st numbered edition 227 copies
variant Bologna 80 copies random
variant Roma 80 copies random
variant Fiorentina 67 copies random

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-227, copies available 162/227)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Celebrative Sticker #71: ARPAD WEISZ

Not to forget. It’s as if today, from one day to the next, into thin air, Mourinho, Guardiola or Klopp disappeared. Without anything more being known about it and the story and tragedy remaining unknown for decades afterwards.

Celebrative Sticker #71 is Arpad Weisz to whom the eleventh edition of FIGUCON is dedicated, Sunday 14 January at the Estragon Club, the annual stickers & cards expo organized by Figurine Forever in Bologna, 80 years after his death.

Arpad Weisz, born in Solt (Hungary) on 16 April 1896, was one of the greatest coaches in the history of Italian and European football. He won three Serie A championships, one with Inter in 1929/30, in the first historic edition of the single-group championship, two with Bologna in 1935/36 and 1936/37. Under the guidance of the Hungarian coach, “the squadron that makes the world tremble” was also able to triumph at the Expo Tournament in Paris in 1937.

In 1938, due to the racial laws passed by the fascist government, he was forced to leave, in general silence, the bench and our country together with his wife Elena and his two children Roberto and Clara, taking refuge first in France and then in the Netherlands, continuing to train.

At the beginning of the 1940s the general situation in Nazi-occupied Holland worsened significantly and the Jewish population was expelled from school, work and any activity, including football. In August 1942 the Weisz family was arrested by the Gestapo and in October the gates of Auschwitz opened for them. The two children were immediately sent to the gas chambers. Arpad died on 31 January 1944, he was 47 years old.

The collaboration with ANED (National Association of Former Deportees in Nazi Camps) and with the Bologna Football Club, who collaborated in the creation of this solidarity figurine, is renewed and strengthened.

TOGETHER for ANED!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects and support the activities of ANED the National Association Ex Deported in the nazi camps (http://www.deportati.it/?lang=en); we strongly feel the need to keep the memory of what happened alive and daily, because it should never happen again.

ARPAD WEISZ
Celebrative Sticker #71 – Sticker + Folder

3rd numberd edition 150 copies
from 351 to 500

The new edition continues the numbering of the previous one

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-109, copies available SOLD OUT)
(2nd numbered edition 110-350, SOLD OUT)
(3rd numbered edition 351-500, copies available 146/150)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to institutions, schools, cultural and social realities as a method to raise awareness and always keep historical memory alive.

On the occasion of Remembrance Day 2024, in collaboration with LND (National Amateur League), the second edition was printed and distributed at events throughout Italy, numbered from 110 to 350

Celebrative Sticker #42: EUGENIO BERSELLINI!

The collection of solidarity stickers is enriched by a new, fundamental role in the world of sport, the coach. Celebrative Sticker #42 is dedicated to Eugenio Bersellini.

Eugenio Bersellini, born in 1936, a former footballer from Brescia and Monza, owes his nickname “Iron Sergeant” to the harsh training methods. The Emilian coach also knew how to give moments of joy and tenderness, among friends, family and with his players. Even with the fans who have not forgotten him, especially for the decade that began with Sampdoria in 1975/76, then at Inter where in 5 years he will win the 1979/1980 Scudetto and two Italian Cups, followed by two years at Turin where he was the coach of the immortal 3-2 comeback in the derby against Juventus, to then return to Genoa and win the Sampdoria club’s first trophy: the 1984/85 Italian Cup.

For this reason, this solidarity sticker was created with 3 variants that could cover the unforgettable years, it is impossible to choose just one club, every football fan can decide which of the three stickers to have in his folder.

1979/80, Bersellini’s Inter ran towards the conquest of the Scudetto from the first matchday. A linear path, made even more exciting by the two championship derbies won and the poker trimmed to Juventus thanks to Altobelli’s hat-trick. Inter’s top scorer in the league is Alessandro Altobelli, with 15 goals. Evaristo Beccalossi made 7 of them, two of which in the derby against Milan. It’s a beautiful Inter and loved by Inter fans, Bersellini will stay at Inter for 5 seasons.

Coach of Toro for two seasons, from 1982 to 1984. strongly desired by the then President Sergio Rossi. In the first season, the date of March 27, 1983 is unforgettable. In the return derby Torino, down by two goals, recovered and overcame Juventus in three minutes, which fielded five World Champions as well as Platini and Boniek. Bonesso, Dossena and Torrisi, scorers of the three goals, send the grenade part of the Stadio Comunale to heaven.

Bersellini returns to Genoa after having already coached Sampdoria in the second half of the 1970s. With the trainer comes the first trophy of the Sampdoria club, the Italian Cup won in Marassi against Milan on 3 July 1985 and the same year in the championship he finishes in fourth place. These are the first steps of a team that will be the absolute protagonist in the 80s until the Scudetto with Boskov on the bench in 1990/91.

We thank the Bersellini family for having authorized and supported our initiative.

EUGENIO BERSELLINI FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects.

32 (3-2) copies of the 72 printed will be donated to the Museum for sale directly at their place, in order to support the museum and cultural activities of a reality that the whole world envies us (https://www.museodeltoro.it/)

EUGENIO BERSELLINI
Celebrative Sticker # 42 – Sticker + Folder
1st numbered edition 183 copies
Inter variant, 50 copies
FC Torino variant, 83 copies
Sampdoria variant, 50 copies
(the sequence between the 3 different stickers with respect to the numbering of the folders is random, they are in no particular order)

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-183, copies available 102/183)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.