Out of all the sporting achievements by Spanish athletes in recent years, a special mention must be made to those accomplished by the Spanish National Football Team in 2008 and 2010, and the interest this sport arises in society. For this reason two five stamp souvenir sheets are issued on 19th Sep 2011 depicting the milestones in the history of the National Team from the introduction of football in Spain up until the 2010 World Championships Football was introduced from England into Spain, in the late 18th –early 19th century. However, the national team as we know it today, made its debut in 1920 in Brussels on occasion of the VII Olympiad.
From then on, and up till its success in the World Championship in 2010, almost a hundred years later, the history of the National Team has had its ups and downs in its sporting achievements. The milestones in its history are the historical goals by Zarra, Marcelino, Torres and Iniesta, and those players who have become true football symbols such as Pichichi, Zarra and Ricardo Zamora.Amongst its biggest triumphs are the UEFA Eurocup in 1964, the Olympics in 1992, the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup.The ten stamps depict both the relevant scenarios that have accompanied the greatest achievements and the characters in the history of the National Team looked upon as symbols of national football.