Football Heroes stamps revealed by Royal Mail


08 February 2013
imports_CCGB_royalmailsfootballher_04771.jpg Royal Mail's Football Heroes stamps
Royal Mail have revealed the design of eleven stamps to be issued in May to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association ...
Royal Mail is marking the 150th anniversary of the establishing of the rules of Association Football, with a stamp issue celebrating eleven of the greatest football heroes from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The stamps show the following football stars, many of whom are still living:

  • Gordon Banks
  • Bobby Moore
  • Dave Mackay
  • John Charles
  • Bryan Robson
  • Denis Law
  • Bobby Charlton
  • John Barnes
  • George Best
  • Jimmy Greaves
  • Kevin Keegan

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The eleven 1st Class stamps have been illustrated by artist Andrew Kinsman, who took existing photography of all the players, then created a composite artwork, so when the eleven stamps are placed together, they form a traditional team shot.

Sir Trevor Brooking, FA Director of Football Development said: 'Everyone who loves football has their favourite players from the past. It might have been one of the greats they tried to emulate in the school playground or a superstar they would idolise while watching on from the terraces as a fan. It is fantastic – especially in the year of The Football Association’s 150th anniversary and the Scottish Football Association’s 140th – that Royal Mail has honoured a whole team of these heroes from across the United Kingdom.'

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