Football Heroes

Football Heroes is a collaborative illustration project initiated by Swiss artists Ashi and Jerzovskaja, recreating the traditional football sticker album as seen through the eyes of some of the world’s most inventive illustrators.

Pier-Luigi football sticker illustrated by Beach for Football Heroes
Maradona football sticker illustrated by Beach for Football Heroes

Participants to date have included Dr Alderete, Richard Allen, Kenneth Andersson, Jonas Bergstrand, Paul Bommer, Jon Burgerman, Samuel Casal, Alberto Cerriteño, François Chalet, Nishant Choksi, Stephen Collins, Glauco Diogenes, Jonathan Edwards, Patrick Graf, Lee Hasler, Kevin Hauff, Victor Melamed, Meomi, Christian Montenegro, Andy Smith, Tado, Anke Weckmann, Spencer Wilson, Boris Zatko and many others.

Rivaldo football sticker illustrated by Beach for Football Heroes
Sarosi football sticker illustrated by Beach for Football Heroes

Books: Football Heroes (2006), Football Heroes See Red (2008), Football Heroes Gold (2010), and Football Heroes Sticker Album (2012).

Exhibitions: Lille, London, Lucerne International Comics Fumetto, UEFA Media Centre Vienna, Zürich, Winterthur.


‘Take the classic Panini sticker album, stir in a big bag of mind-warping methamphetamines, shake it well and stand back. The result, we imagine, would look something like this … the results are a truly sensational trip.’ / SPORT Magazine

‘Book of the year … and possibly the best book ever made!’ / MAXIM Magazine

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