- Issue date: 06/11/2012
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 32 mm (circular)
- Size of block sheet: 150 x 104,5 mm (horizontal)
- Postal value of the stamps: 1,00 €
- Print run: 280.000 hojas bloque
- Dented: 13 1/2
- Date of edition: 06/11/2012
On July 1st 2012 the Spanish National Football Team became part of the annals of sports history by winning with, the Euro 2012 UEFA cup, three consecutive international titles and breaking all existing records. As a tribute to this success, philately issues a commemorative souvenir sheet featuring the National Team raising the cup and bearing the champion’s medal on their chests. In the round stamp is depicted the UEFA trophy.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation approved in 1920 the creation of a National Team to participate in the Olympic Games in Antwerp (Belgium). All this time the team has gone through good and bad times with successes and failures. In 1964 it won its first Eurocup in the final match playing against the Soviet Union at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. All in all it has participated in thirteen editions of the World Cup, nine European Championships, three Olympic Games and one FIFA Confederations Cup.
The European Football Championship, or Eurocup, is held every four years and it is played by the European national football teams. It is officially organized by the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) and this 14th edition -Euro 2012 - was held in Poland and Ukraine. For about a month the national teams of the 16 participating countries have competed in the playing fields with merit and sportsmanship to win the trophy. The final match was played between Spain and Italy in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (Ukraine) before 60,000 spectators, with the result 4-0 in favour of Spain. With this victory the Spanish team became the first to achieve a triplet; the Eurocup 2008, World Cup 2010 and Eurocup 2012.
The Spanish National Football Team was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports in 2010 in recognition of its sporting merit.