As part of Royal Mail’s celebration of 150 years of the Football Association, Jamaican born footballer John Barnes is among one of the 11 footballers recognised as the UK’s greatest football heroes.

The stamp, which is available for sale from 9 May, comes with the citation which reads:

Barnes has been described by many of his former Liverpool and England teammates as simply the best footballer they ever played alongside.


The other 10 football legends being honoured by Royal Mail in stamp form are:

• Gordon Banks (England)
• George Best (Northern Ireland)
• John Charles (Wales)
• Bobby Charlton (England)
• Jimmy Greaves (England)
• Kevin Keegan (England)
• Denis Law (Scotland)
• Dave Mackay (Scotland)
• Bobby Moore (England)
• Bryan Robson (England)