FKS Soccer Stars 80
- Season: 1979-1980
- League: English First Division, Second Division and Scottish Premier Division
- Publisher: FKS
- Pages: 48
- Stickers: 450
- Shinys: None
- Signature Edition: No
- Star Ratings: No
- 3D: No
- Album Available: No
- Hardcover Binder: No
- Sticker Dimensions: 46mm x 61mm
FKS were feeling pretty adventurous in 1979-80 - they made their first blue football sticker album! If that wasn't enough, they used a beautiful carroty orange colour for the text, which I'm sure you'll agree sets it all off beautifully! Sarcasm to one side, the album does progress from previous FKS offerings in terms of cover design. As well as the adventurous colours scheme, Soccer Stars 80 is the first FKS Picture Stamp Album to make use of inset sticker images there on the front cover. We see Ossie Ardiles and Liam Brady smiling out at us, while in the background is the more familiar large action photograph that has been more commonly used for the front covers.
The inside cover shows the league tables for Divisions 1-4 from the previous season, with the Scottish Leagues sneaking in at the bottom of the page. No introduction or preview pages with this FKS album (as with most of them), we get off to a running start with Arsenal. The clubs are each allocated 13 player football stickers. These don't stick to any given page allocation, rather they run on, straight into the next club with just a dividing line marking the split. Also included with each club is a brief piece of bio blurb beneath the team name, as well as a small table for the owner to record the teams scores throughout the season.
Between the first and second division clubs sits a small "England Under 21 Players" area, with space for 6 selected football stickers. Second division clubs simply get a single sticker, rather than multiple squad stickers. The album is closed off with another 6 "England Under 21 Players" on the final page. The inside back cover shows the large score grid for the English First Division and Scottish Premier League.
Did you know...?
- Soccer Stars 80 marks the 80th season of the Football League!
- Liverpool were league winners in 1980, with a goal difference of +51. Pretty tasty numbers if you're a Reds fan. In 1983 they came close to matching that feat, with a League trophy and a goal difference on +50.
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