The AS Monaco earned its eighth national title in its history last May and a month later a beautiful book was published to trace this exceptional season.
Whether it was Kamil Glik’s full-fledged volley at the last minute against Bayer Leverkusen, Falcao’s free-kick against Dijon, or Kyllian Mbappé’s dribbles against Stéphane Rusfier and AS Saint-Etienne… these were some of the memorable moves engraved in the Principality. And in the absence of repeating the videos on a continuous loop, it is also possible to relive these moments through a book collection gathering more than 400 photos over 160 pages and signed Yannick Pelayo. Champions, a legendary team (In French, Champions, une équipe dans la légende) traces the formidable season 2016/2017 of AS Monaco.
Created in one month
From the title in Ligue 1 to the beautiful epic of the Champions League, not forgetting the competitions for national cups. The 63 matches of the Red and White – from Fenerbahçe in July 2016 in Rennes on 20 May – went under the lens of the official photographer of the club, Stéphane Senaux, with very short texts accompanying the photographs.
The book is established chronologically and, at the end of each month, a themed double page of photos is proposed: scenes of joy after a goal, behind the scenes of the Louis II, and more.
Produced in collaboration with Hugo Sport editions, the book was released in the shops of AS Monaco in mid-June… one month after the end of the season! A record time, especially as the celebrations of the title feature as an important part in the book, with a portfolio.
Lastly, a series of portraits of each player and the staff make up the second part.
The supporters also play an important part since they occupy the very last pages of the book. An enhancement of these thousands of people too often mocked. Photos that prove that, yes, Monaco has supporters and they are very attached to their club.
The beautiful book is still available (25 euros) in some bookstores, AS Monaco football store and online shop, and has enjoyed great success since its release. An unforgettable season and a collector’s book of AS Monaco for eternity.