The Quest for the Coolest Football Card Ever – Round 2, featuring Gerd Muller…

Introducing the second round of entries in the grand Got, Not Got Quest for the Coolest Football Card Ever.

A great goalscorer and a true rock ‘n roll wildman, Gerd Muller is captured here around the time his career was winding down, and he was spending ever more time and effort on compensatory personal grooming. Thanks to Dan at the excellent threematchban.com for nominating Der Bomber and his Whitesnake-inspired hair extensions. 

Fyenoord’s Rinus Israel is a no less powerful character,  determinedly carrying his individual ‘bank teller’ look on to the football field in the late ’60s, and to hell with the danger of a cracked lens. And so to Cyril ‘Nice One’ Knowles of Spurs, who lives right up to his nickname, bearing in mind what his mum told him before he cycled off to ‘football card’ day at the training ground that morning. No, not the thing about the clean underpants in case you get run over…

There’s loads more where these came from, heading for an epic reader vote. If you’d like to nominate your own cool cats, contenders and loveable triers, please do scan or snap them and bung them to the usual address…

Got, Not Got – in the mixer for Football Book of the Year, and price hacked yet again on Amazon. Yours for the price of a round of drinks…

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2 Responses to The Quest for the Coolest Football Card Ever – Round 2, featuring Gerd Muller…

  1. Can’t…stop…staring…

  2. Rinus Isreal’s photos always look like Clark Kent caught mid-costume change.

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