2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer Additional Content Details – Scheduled for release April 26th, 2017, is a new brand of soccer cards from Panini America. 2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer is a mid-ranged priced release LOADED with great content. More details about just what that content entails, and who the players are highlighting the checklist have been recently announced.
All autographed cards in Aficionado will be 100% LIVE.
No points or redemptions.
In addition, on average, one box per case will deliver an autograph of one of the following ten players:
- Superstars: Andres Iniesta, Christian Pulisic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Neymar Jr
- Legends: Andy Cole, Diego Maradona, Ian Wright, Pele, Sir Bobby Charlton
Additionally, every case will land one of the RARE Forza! Inserts and a Base Set First Kick parallel, which are similar to the Tip-off and Opening Night versions in it’s basketball counterpart.
Finally, Aficionado boasts the first autograph cards of at least 11 footballers, headlined by the following:
Giovani dos Santos; LA Galaxy / Mexico – One of the most exciting players in Mexican football, dos Santos has been named MVP of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and won Gold in the 2012 Olympics. In the 2016 MLS season, dos Santos was named an All-Star and made the Best XI, similar to winning a Gold Glove in baseball or making the All-NBA team.
Leonardo Bonucci; Juventus / Italy – Considered by many to be one of the best defenders in the world, Bonucci has represented Italy at two World Cups. As part of Juventus, he has won 5 Serie A championships (Italy’s top soccer league) and in 2016 was named the league’s Footballer of the Year.
Andy Cole; Manchester United / England – Captured 5 Premier League championships with Manchester United and led them to the Champions League title in 1999.
Ian Wright; Crystal Palace / Arsenal / England – Led Arsenal to the Premier League championship in 1997-98; Led Arsenal in goals scored every season from 1991-92 through 1996-97. Wright is heavily featured on television broadcasts as an analyst and is well known by soccer fans worldwide.
For ore details about 2016-17 Panini Aficionado Soccer Cards, please visit the product page.