Comprehensive List of Rookies

Given the global nature of the soccer card/sticker collecting hobby, it is incredibly difficult to pinpoint a "rookie card" in comparison to the American sports. 

This list makes the best effort to provide a centralized list of iconic footballers and their rookies. 

Changes to this list could be made at anytime given the fluctuating nature of the hobby and the resurfacing of never before discovered sets. 

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Argentina

Batistuta, Gabriel - 1991-92 Panini Calciatori

Ferreyra, Bernabe – 1933 Falcon Calvo y Cia Ltda - Colección Cigarrillos Ranchera , 1933 J.S Onagoity: Cigarrillos Record, 1930-31 Album Fenix

Maradona, Diego Armando - 1977 Futbol Campeonato Metropolitano y Nacional de Futbol Profesional Crack

Messi, Lionel – 2004-05 Panini Liga Megacracks

Monti, Luis - 1926 Cigarillos Plus Ultra (Serie C)​ , 1926 Choclatines Aguila

Moreno, Jose Manuel - 1936 Nobleza de Tabacos - Leyes de Football (Album)

Orsi, Raimundo - 1925-27 Cigarrillos Dolar (J.S Onagoity) - Serie 1a , 1926 Choclatines Aguila

Perinetti, Natalio - 1926 Cigarillos Plus Ultra (Serie C)

Pratto, Juan - 1926 Cigarillos Plus Ultra (Serie C)

Seoane, Manuel - 1925-27 Cigarrillos Dolar (J.S Onagoity) - Serie 2a​

Sivori, Omari - 1954-55 Indalecio - River Plate

Stabile, Guillermo - 1925-27 Cigarrillos Dollar (J.S Onagoity) - Serie 1a

 

Austria

Bican, Josef - 1933 Idis Fussballschokolade - Fussball Album

Sindelar, Matthias - 1926 Greiling Sportbilder - Fussballsport

 

Brazil

Alberto, Carlos - 1964 Editora Aymore - Album Quishow

De Sordi - 1951 Oliveira & Innocente - Balas Centro Medio

Didi - 1948 Azes da Pelota - Album de Fotografias

Friedenreich, Arthur - 1925-27 Cigarrillos Dolar (J.S Onagoity) - Serie 2a​

Garrincha - 1953 A Americana Ltda. - Album das Balas Futebol (Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro)

Gerson - 1961 Oliveira & Benassi - Balas Equipe

Jairzinho - 1964 Editora Aymore - Album Quishow

Kaka – 2002 Panini Campeonato Brasileiro

Pele – 1957 A Americana Ltda. Album das Balas Futebol

Ronaldinho – 1999 Panini Campeonato Brasileiro ‘99

Ronaldo – 1994-95 Panini Voetbal ’95

Santos, Djalma - 1949 A Americana Ltda. Album das Balas Futebol Craques do Campeonato

Socrates - 1976 Editora Graf - Campeonato Nacional 76

Tostao - 1964 Editora Aymore - Album Quishow

Zico - 1971 Saetta - Colecao Titulares de Ouro

Zito - 1953 A Americana Ltda. - Album das Balas Futebol (Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro)

Zizinho - 1941 A Americana - Album das Balas Futebol

 

Colombia

Valderrama, Carlos - 1981 Estrellas del Futbol (Colombia, Liga Dimayor)

 

France

Battiston, Patrick - 1975-76 Ageducatifs - Football 75/76

Bossis, Maxim - 1974-75 Ageducatifs - Football 74/75

Cantona, Eric – 1985-86 Panini Foot ‘86

Deschamps, Didier – 1987-88 Panini Football (France) ‘88

Ginola, David – 1986-87 Panini Football (France) ‘87

Giresse, Alain - 1970-71 Ageducatifs - Etoiles du Football

Henry, Thierry – 1996-97 Panini Foot ‘97

Lacombe, Bernard - 1971-72 Ageducatifs - Football en Action

Michel, Henri - 1970-71 Ageducatifs - Etoiles du Football

Platini, Michel - 1974-75 Ageducatifs - Football 74/75

Rocheteau, Dominique - 1975-76 Ageducatifs - Football 75/76

Tressor, Marius - 1970-71 Ageducatifs - Etoiles du Football

Zidane, Zinedine – 1991-92 Panini Foot ‘92

 

Germany

Beckenbauer, Franz - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Bierhoff, Oliver – 1987-88 Panini Fussball ‘88

Breitner, Paul - 1970-71 Bergmann: Fussball 70-71

Fichtel, Klaus - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Grabowski, Jurgen - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Held, Sigfried - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Heynckes, Josef - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Hoeneß, Uli - 1970-71 Bergmann: Fussball 70-71

Klinsmann, Jurgen – 1985-86 Panini Fussball ‘86

Klose, Miroslav – 2001-02 Panini Fussball ‘02

Lahm, Phillip – 2004-05 Panini Fussball ‘05

Maier, Josep - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Matthaus, Lothar - 1979-80 Americana München - Bundesliga-Finale '80

Muller, Gerhard - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Netzer, Gunter - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Neuer, Manuel – 2007-08 Panini Fussball ‘08

Rummenigge, Karl-Heinz - 1975-76 Bergmann - Fussball Bundesliga

Vogts, Berti - 1965-66 Bergmann: Bundesliga Sammelalbum

Walter, Fritz - 1937-40 Kicker Bilderwerk: Die Deutschen Nationalspieler

 

Hungary

Kubala, Laszlo - 1946-47 Nannina - Figurine Tecnicolor

Puskas, Ferenc - 1946-47 Nannina - Figurine Tecnicolor

Zsengeller, Gyula - 1946-47 Nannina - Figurine Tecnicolor

 

Italy

Cannavaro, Fabio – 1993-94 Panini Calciatori

Combi, Gianpiero - 1927-28 Cioccolata Lurati - Footballers

Del Piero, Alessandro – 1992-93 Panini Calciatori

Mazzola, Valentino – 1946-47 Cicogna – Omnia Sport

Meazza, Giuseppe - 1927-28 Cioccolata Lurati - Footballers

Rivera, Gianni - 1959-60 Sidam – Il Calcio Italiano

Schiavo, Angelo - 1927-28 Cioccolata Lurati - Footballers , 1927 - 28 Cioccolato Salvi

Totti, Francesco – 1994-95 Panini Calciatori

 

Netherlands

Bergkamp, Dennis - 1987 -88 AFC Ajax supportersclub De Ajacied - Player Postcards

Cruyff, Johan - 1967-68 Sicker Verlag - Bundesliga Asse 1968

Geels, Ruud - 1970-71 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren in Aktie

Gullit, Ruud – 1979-80 Panini Voetbal ‘80

Hovenkamp, Hugo - 1971-72 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren Eredivisie

Jansen, Wim - 1968-69 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren

Kluivert, Patrick – 1995-96 Panini Voetbal ‘96

Koeman, Ronald - 1980-81 FC Groningen (Player Cards) , 1980-81 Panini Voetbal ‘81

Krol, Ruud - 1970-71 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren in Aktie

Lenstra, Abe -  1938 Tik Tak – Voetbal in het Noorden

Muhren, Arnold - 1970-71 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren in Aktie

Neeskens, Johan - 1970-71 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren in Aktie

Rijkaard, Frank – 1981-82 Panini Voetbal ‘82

Seedorf, Clarence – 1993-94 Panini Voetbal ‘94

Van Basten, Marco - 1982-83 Panini Voetbal

Van de Kerkhof, Rene - 1970-71 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren in Aktie

Van de Kerkhof, Willy - 1970-71 Vanderhout - Voetbalsterren in Aktie

Van Nistelrooy, Ruud – 1997-98 Panini Voetbal ‘98

 

Peru

Baylon, Julio - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Chumpitaz, Hector - 1966 Ramirez & Espinar - Cracks del Futbol Mundial

Cubillas, Teofilo – 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Cueto, Cesar - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Fernandez, Teodoro “Lolo” - 1942 Fabrica Glorieta - 3er Album "El Deportista

Gallardo, Alberto - 1964-65 Imperia - Calcio, Campionato Italiano di Calcio Serie A

Leon, Pedro “Perico” - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Mellan, Fernando - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Mifflin, Ramon - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Mosquera, Jaime - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Mosquera, Nemesio - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Muñante, Juan “El Jet” - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Oblitas, Juan Carlos - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Quesada, Alfredo - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Ramirez, Oswaldo - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Risco, Rafael - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Rostaing, Victor - 1966 Editorial Almex S.A: Deportistas Peruanos

Sotil, Hugo - 1969 Importadores Peruanos – Album Idolos del Futbol Peruano

Terry, Alberto - 1950 Album "Crack" - Colección Fotográfica de los Mejores Cracks del Futbol Peruano

 

Poland

Lewandowski, Robert – 2008-09 Panini Ekstraklasa

 

Portugal

Coluna, Mario - 1954-55 Fabrica Universal - Reis do Desporto

Eusebio - 1961-62 A. Francesa - Estrelas dos Estadios

Peyroteo, Fernando - 1937-38 Confeitaria Universo - Azes do Football

Ronaldo, Cristiano – 2002-03 Panini Megacraques

Soares, Jose Manoel “Pepe” - 1926 Fabrica Victoria - Colecção Desportiva

 

Spain

Alcantara, Paulino - 1922 Lit. Baño - Chocolate E. Juncosa (Sports Foot-Ball)1922 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - Los Grandes Jugadores de Futbol - Serie I (F.C. Barcelona)

Armet, Juan - 1915 Editorial Tiket - Album de Foot-ball

Gento, Francisco - 1953-54 Bruguera (Turmo) - Ases del Futbol

Piera, Vicente - 1922 Lit. Baño - Chocolate E. Juncosa (Sports Foot-Ball)1922 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - Los Grandes Jugadores de Futbol - Serie I (F.C. Barcelona)

Ramos, Sergio - 2004-05 Panini Liga Megacracks

Sagi-Barba, Emilio - 1922 Lit. Baño - Chocolate E. Juncosa (Sports Foot-Ball)1922 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - Los Grandes Jugadores de Futbol - Serie I (F.C. Barcelona)

Samitier, Jose - 1922 Lit. Baño - Chocolate E. Juncosa (Sports Foot-Ball)1922 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - Los Grandes Jugadores de Futbol - Serie I (F.C. Barcelona)

Sancho, Agustin - 1922 Lit. Baño - Chocolate E. Juncosa (Sports Foot-Ball)1922 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - Los Grandes Jugadores de Futbol - Serie I (F.C. Barcelona)

Suarez, Luis - 1953-54 Bruguera (Turmo) - Ases del Futbol

Zamora, Ricardo - 1922 Lit. Baño - Chocolate E. Juncosa (Sports Foot-Ball)1922 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - Los Grandes Jugadores de Futbol - Serie I (F.C. Barcelona)

 

United Kingdom

Banks, Gordon – 1962 Barratt & Co. – Famous Footballers A10

Best, George – 1964 Barratt & Co. – Famous Footballers A12.

Charlton, Robert “Bobby” - 1958-59 A&BC Chewing Gum, Footballers

Clough, Brian - 1958-59 A&BC Chewing Gum, Footballers

Edwards, Duncan – 1954 Barratt & Co. – Famous Footballers A2

Finney, Tom – 1948 Barratt & Co. – Famous Footballers

Gascoigne, Paul – 1986-87 Panini U.K. Football ‘87

Greaves, Jimmy – 1958 Cadet Sweets - Footballers

Matthews, Stanley - 1934 Carreras - Footballers

Moore, Bobby - 1962-63 A&BC Chewing Gum, Footballers (Bazooka)

Robson, Robert “Bobby” - 1958-59 A&BC Chewing Gum, Footballers

Wright, Willian “Billy” – 1947 Barratt & Co. – Famous Footballers

Uruguay

Andrade, Jose - 1924 Cigarrillos Super

Anselmo, Juan - 1924 Cigarrillos Super

Campolo, Antonio - 1924 Cigarrillos Super

Nasazzi, Jose - 1924 Chocolate Eduardo Pi - VIII Olimpiada Celebrada en Francia. Año 1924. , 1924 Cigarrillos Super

Petrone, Pedro - 1924 Cigarrillos Super

Scarone, Hector - 1924 Cigarrillos Super