Cool European Football Memorabilia You Can Buy Right Now

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Have this year’s UEFA European Championships left you burning up with football fever? Then keep hold of that giddy, glorious feeling by investing in some awesome footy memorabilia.

Decorate your home with any of these rare, cool and evocative items and those blissful 90 minutes need never end...
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1. A Signed Photo of Stuart Pearce's Euro '96 Penalty Kick Celebration

England v Spain, UEFA Euro '96 quarter-finals, 26th June, Wembley Stadium: An intense match featuring one of the most heart-stopping penalty kicks ever taken by an England player.

During the 1990 World Cup, Stuart Pearce – a player so tough he'd earned himself the nickname 'Psycho' – had missed a penalty against West Germany, leading to England being sent home.

Pearce was inconsolable. So when England's 1996 Euros match against Spain went to penalties, he had a chance to make amends – and after slipping one past Spanish keeper Andoni Zubizarreta, he let rip with an air-punching display of pure, shouty, glorious relief.

That classic Euros moment was captured in this incredible photograph and signed by Pearce himself. Buy it and relive the “RAAAAGGGGH!” whenever you like.
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2. 1968 Manchester United European Cup Winners' Shirt, Signed by Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton is unquestionably one of Britain's all-time sporting greats, most famously for his role in England's 1966 World Cup glory. Two years later, he would go on to lead Manchester United – a team he'd first joined in 1956 – to their first-ever European Cup victory, against Portuguese side Benfica.

Charlton scored two goals during the game, displaying the ferocious long-range firepower that made him one of the world's most feared attackers.

This replica shirt has been signed by Sir Bobby, comes with a certificate of authenticity, and is guaranteed to look 500% awesome hanging in your home.
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3. Wales v Belgium Euro 2016 Official Coca-Cola Cup

One of the most exhilarating games of Euro 2016 – from a British perspective, at least – was the Wales v Belgium quarter-final match on 1st July.

Wales had roaring, spirited support, but many thought they stood little real chance against Belgium, a team ranked second in the world.

Wales' eventual 3-1 victory, then, was a spectacular surprise, and cemented their status as the plucky underdog heroes of the tournament (alongside Iceland).

This souvenir of that intoxicating match may not be the fanciest piece of memorabilia, but it's authentic and reasonably rare, as these official cups were only available within the stadium itself. So if you weren't there for the game, this is the closest you can get to 'drinking in' (get it?) the giddy atmosphere of that evening.
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4. Euro 2008 Spain Shirt, Signed By Xabi Alonso

Spain were, of course, the victors of Euro 2008, which was co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland.

Midfielder Xabi Alonso played a huge role in the team's success, playing in four of Spain's six games of the tournament, and captaining in the group game against Greece (in which he was also Man of the Match).

This is a rare chance to pick up a signed shirt by a key member of a winning Euro team – and it comes with a cool-looking certificate of authentication, that'll look pretty sweeeet in the frame next to the shirt.
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5. Euro '96 Royal Mail Stamp Prints – Wembley VIP Hospitality Exclusives

If you were lucky/rich/famous enough to have been in Wembley Stadium's VIP hospitality area for any of the Euro '96 matches, then you would have received – along with your prawn sarnies and sparkling wine – one of these: A set of limited-edition prints of Royal Mail's Euro '96 stamps, along with a serial-numbered certificate of authentication.

One click of a Buy It Now button and you can bag a set of these, hang them on your wall and tell visitors to your home tall tales about how you were cheering along with the WAGs and A-listers when Stuart Pearce smashed that penalty in.
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6. Euro '76 Official Souvenir Programme

Old football programmes are like time machines, and this official programme for the 1976 Euros shows just how much things have changed in 40 years.

For starters, the country that the tournament was held in – Yugoslavia – doesn't even exist any more, and there were only four teams playing in all: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Yugoslavia and the Netherlands. (Spoiler: Czechoslovakia won.)

This, then, is not only a piece of footballing history, but a bona fide piece of world history. Plus, it looks really, really cool, in a mid-'70s graphic design kinda way.
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7. Euro '96 David Platt BT Phonecard

On a budget? You can pick up rare European footballing artefacts without breaking the bank – provided you're prepared to think outside the box a bit.

Take, for example, this vintage BT Phonecard, released to tie in with Euro '96 and emblazoned with England midfielder David Platt. (For anyone too young to know what a phonecard is, they're how we made calls while outside of the house during the last few years before mobiles turned up.)

Just look at it! It's the most 1990s thing ever, and almost certainly extremely rare. Yes, your mate may have an original England shirt signed by Kevin Keegan – but does he have a 1996 BT Phonecard with a picture of David Platt on it? No, no he does not.
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