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A Trip Down Memory Lane With 1990 Panini Football Stickers: Photos

football 90 panini stickers A Trip Down Memory Lane With 1990 Panini Football Stickers: Photos

Day two of cleaning up my garage unearthed some more gems. This time it’s “Football ’90,” which is a small stack of Panini stickers from the 1990-91 season. There are about 50-75 stickers in all, nowhere near the entire collection. But the first thing that jumped out at me is all of these long forgotten names who have drifted on to other lives. Maybe they’re still involved in soccer somewhere, or maybe they now have new careers.

Some more recognizable names are the ones pictured above. Everyone from a very young looking Alex Ferguson (before he was a sir), an even younger looking David Platt, the recently deceased Gary Ablett, ITV commentator and analyst Andy Townsend, Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker and, last but not least, the late great Brian Clough.

Another thing that jumped out at me while looking through the football stickers were the names of Luton Town and Charlton Athletic. While Charlton is in League One (the third tier of English football), Luton is now in non-league conference. How the mighty have fallen.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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