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

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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

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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

Pack 484
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Presentation Pack Cover

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First Day Cover

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Miniature Sheet FDC
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Prestige Pane FDC
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First Day Cover Insert

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Miniature Sheet

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Prestige Stamp Book

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Prestige Stamp Book Cover

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

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PHQ Cards

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