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Royal Mail issues set of Football Heroes stamps to mark FA 150th anniversary

The stamps feature some of the UK's biggest soccer heroes Photo: Royal Mail/PA Wire

The Royal Mail is issuing a set of stamps featuring some of the UK's biggest soccer heroes to mark the 150th anniversary of Football Association rules being established.

The Football Heroes first class stamps were illustrated by the artist Andrew Kinsman and show the stars in their home country's strip.

Some of the footballers featured are John Charles (Wales), Denis Law (Scotland), George Best (Northern Ireland) and Jimmy Greaves (England).

Irish football legend George Best is featured on the special stamps Credit: Royal Mail/PA

The stamps will be available nationwide from the 9th May.

Andrew Hammond of Royal Mail said: "The stamps celebrate heroes of the beautiful game who excelled on the pitch at club and national level and are rightly considered icons of the sport."

Fantasy team: The set of stamps feature some well-known football heroes.

Sir Trevor Brooking, FA director of football development, said: "It is fantastic that that Royal Mail has honoured a whole team of these heroes from across the United Kingdom."

The other stamps feature Gordon Banks, John Barnes, Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson (all England), and Dave Mackay (Scotland).