John Charles
John Charles

John Charles

  • manufacturer godfrey phillips
  • set title footballers
  • period silver
  • player john charles
  • team leeds united
  • year 1951
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John Charles Rookie card featuring a 20 year old Charles with Leeds United. Issued as part of the Cigarette packet sleeve and then cut down. Marks to card are part of the manufacturing process and are as issued.

Rated by many as the greatest all-round British footballer. Charles was adept as a forward or defender. Never cautioned or sent off during his entire career, he was nicknamed Il Gigante Buono – The Gentle Giant.