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Alex Stepney hand signed large photographic print - 1977 FA Charity Shield

Alex Stepney hand signed large photographic print - 1977 FA Charity Shield £15.00

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Stunning 16" x 12" photographic print hand signed by Alex Stepney


The image features a Alex Stepney as he fends of Kenny Dalglish in the box during the 1977 FA Charity Shield vs Liverpool.

A genuine Manchester United Legend:

  • 539 APPEARANCES for Manchester United Football Club
  • FA CUP WINNER 1977
  • MUFC record goalscoring Goalkeeper - career total 2! (penalties) 
  • M.U.S.T Patron and fully paid up member!

Background: In May 1966, Stepney joined Chelsea for £50,000. Manager Tommy Docherty initially intended to play Stepney and fellow goalkeeper Peter Bonetti in alternate weeks, but just three months later Stepney was sold to Manchester United for a record fee of £55,000, having made just one appearance for the club. With Harry Gregg's career virtually ended by injury, the Manchester United manager, Matt Busby, opted for Stepney after deciding that neither Pat Dunne nor the injury prone David Gaskell was up to the job. Stepney made his debut for United later the same year against Manchester City at Old Trafford which United won 1–0 with a first half goal from Denis Law. 

With Stepney in goal, Manchester United won the League in 1967, entitling them to entry into the European Cup the following season, a competition which no English club had yet won. Stepney featured throughout United's progress to the final at Wembley, memorably making a late close-range save from Benfica striker Eusébio in the closing stages with the score at 1–1. Eusébio was so astonished at Stepney's save – he caught a vicious close-range shot – that he stopped to applaud the keeper as Stepney threw the ball back into play. United eventually won 4–1 after extra time. Stepney will also be remembered for conceding a goal scored by Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Pat Jennings, in the 1967 Charity Shield match at Old Trafford. With Tottenham leading 1–0, Jennings punted the ball upfield from the Stretford End. The ball bounced over the stranded Stepney into the net. The game ended 3–3. 

“Alex, can you see City’s name on there?"  "No, George”

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