Football Art: Cheapskate Panini Sticker Fans Draw Their Own World Cup Stickers (Photos)

Chris Wright

16th, June 2014


By Chris Wright


We’ve all been there. Blitzing through your pocket money week after week in the desperate attempt to complete your football stick book, only to give up weeks later with five or six elusive stickers (Darren f**king Caskey, from hell’s heart I stab at thee!) proving elusive.

Instead of putting themselves through that kind of heartache again, a chap named Alex (who confesses that his artistic talents stretch as far as being able to draw a “quite good” Homer Simpson) and his other half Sian (who has an A Level in Art, no less!) have forgone the official stickers and have simply set about filling their Panini World Cup sticker album with drawings of the players.

Calling themselves Panini Cheapskates, their handiwork really is rather charming…



Wayne Rooney looking ever so slightly like Nicolas Cage, there!

The best bit? They even make their own shinies…



Love it!

If you’d like to keep tabs on their progress, you can follow the Panini Cheapskates on Twitter @CheapPanini

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  1. Straight Dave says:

    How old is Alex, does anyone know? I’ve seen kindergarten students draw better than that.

  2. Mohan says:

    Seriously? They are pretty good drawings!

  3. Joe says:

    It would sort of undermine the genius (and the point) if the sketches were any better.

  4. linda says:

    To straight Dave, lighten up, what does it matter how old he is. I know Sian and both of them draw better than me. Age has nothing to do with ability. They are what is commonly called, having fun !

  5. Bobby Vestitude says:

    Oh fuck off Linda

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