To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Football Association, John Barnes is being honoured with a special postage stamp. It recognises John as one of the UK’s greatest football heroes, not just in outstanding football ability but in character and style too.
The Jamacian born legend is widely known for the goal he scored playing for England against Brazil in the Maracanã stadium in June 1984. Barnes dribbled past four defenders and the goalkeeper to score arguably the finest England goal of all time.
Barnes was signed by Watford FC from a non-league side and later moved to Liverpool FC. He then went into various roles including football coaching and television presenting.
Other football greats being honoured include Gordon Banks, Kevin Keegan, George Best, Bobby Moore and Bryan Robson. The special collection of stamps is available from the Royal Mail on the 9th May.