Scunthorpe United legend Kevin Keegan celebrated on Football Heroes' stamps to mark 150 years of the beautiful game
Kevin Keegan - who played for Scunthorpe United in the late 1960s and early 1970s before moving to Liverpool - is to feature on a new set of stamps as the Royal Mail marks the 150th anniversary of the establishing of the rules of Association Football.
The issue celebrates 11 of the greatest football heroes from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the 150th anniversary of the Football Association and the 140th anniversary of the Scottish Football Association
The stamps feature the 11 heroes in their home nation strip – Kevin Keegan (England); Bobby Charlton (England); Bryan Robson (England); John Barnes (England); Gordon Banks (England); George Best (Northern Ireland); John Charles (Wales); Jimmy Greaves (England); Denis Law (Scotland); Dave Mackay (Scotland); Bobby Moore (England).
The Royal Mail has penned the following description of Kevin Keegan to accompany the new stamp: "Energetic, brave, fast, strong, skilful and with a drive to succeed that led the great Liverpool manager Bill Shankly to describe him as a born winner, Kevin Keegan was a vital force in the great Anfield team of the 1970s, forming a potent attacking partnership with John Toshack in a period when the club won seven major trophies.
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"Always enthusiastic and as quick-witted off the field as he was on the ball, for a time Keegan transcended football, becoming one of the symbolic figures of the decade before moving to Germany and twice being named European Footballer of the Year.
"An inspiring motivator, Keegan went on to enjoy considerable success as a manager with both Newcastle United and Fulham before going on to manage England."
Fans can pre-order the stamps today by registering at www.royalmail.com/footballheroes
From May 9, the stamps will be available online at www.royalmail.com/stamps, by phone on 08457 641 641, and in Post Offices across the UK.