Football Heroes

The 11 1st Class stamps will feature individual footballers from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, all of whom were supremely gifted, talented players who stood out in their generation and beyond. The stamps have been illustrated by artist Andrew Kinsman, who took existing photography of all the players, then created a composite artwork, so when the 11 stamps are placed together, they form a traditional team shot.

The eleven players selected were chosen for their outstanding record on the pitch and representation of their home countries. All are in the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.


2013 (May 9 2013)
Commemorative


Stamps

Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks

1st
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Made possibly the greatest save of all time from Pele during the 1970 World Cup Finals


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore

1st
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Captained England to its historic 1966 World Cup win


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay

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Described by George Best as his hardest and bravest opponent


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) John Charles

John Charles

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Dubbed ‘Il Gigante Buono’, which means Gentle Giant, during his hugely successful spell in Italy with Juventus


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Bryan Robson

Bryan Robson

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Voted Manchester United’s greatest ever player in a 2011 poll of former Manchester United stars throughout the eras


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Denis Law

Denis Law

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Voted the outstanding Scottish player of the previous 50 years by the Scottish Football Association in 2003


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton

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A survivor of the 1958 Munich disaster in which eight of his teammates lost their lives, he went on to lift the European Cup for Manchester United ten years later, in 1968


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) John Barnes

John Barnes

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Scored a goal against Brazil in the Maracana Stadium, Rio, that is often described as the finest English goal of all time


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) George Best

George Best

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Recognised as the most naturally gifted footballer Northern Ireland has ever produced


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves

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Played 57 times for England scoring an incredible 44 goals


Football Heroes 1st Stamp (2013) Kevin Keagan

Kevin Keagan

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Part of a Liverpool team that won a hatful of trophies including the club’s first European Cup, he was twice named European Footballer of the Year


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

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Prestige Stamp Book

Prestige Stamp Book Cover

The Prestige Stamp Book for this issue came sealed in a foil pouch.


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