Issue Date: 29/05/2018
Issue Name: Manchester United - Celebrating 50 Years since their first European Cup Win
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Celebrating 50 years since Sir Matt Busby's Manchester United side secured a first European Cup for an English club. This cover features a 1st class lion and shield stamp, along wih a Manchester 50th anniversary postmark (29th May, 2018), and has a cachet detailing the match events.
The Red Devils who were still rebuilding following the events of the Munich Air Disaster brought triumph to the country as they defeated the Portugese giants, Benefica 4-1 after extra time at Wembley Stadium. The great Sir Bobby Charlton, who survived the disaster scored the opening goal while George Best and Brian Kidd both scored in extra time before Charlton secured the cup with a 99th minute goal as United scored three goals in just seven minutes.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.
Alexander Cyril Stepney is an English former football player who was Manchester United's goalkeeper when they became the first English club to win the European Cup.