Jack "Jackie" Stamps (2 December 1918 – 19 November 1991) was an English footballer who scored two goals in the 1946 FA Cup Final for Derby County in a 4-1 win against Charlton Athletic. This is Derby's only FA Cup triumph. Stamps came close to scoring in regular time but the ball burst as he shot, making it easier to save. Stamps was famous for his powerful shot and is a cult figure in Derby County history, with the club's annual Player of the Year award being named after him.
In 1942–43, Stamps made 14 guest appearances for Southampton, scoring 11 goals.
He died in November 1991, barely two weeks before what would have been his 73rd birthday. Although blind for the final 20 years of his life, he continued to attend Derby County games.
There was a bar in Derby city centre named after him, but in the early 2000s it was changed to a Walkabout bar.
Famous quotes containing the words stamps and/or jackie:
“In Stamps the segregation was so complete that most Black children didnt really, absolutely know what whites looked like.”
—Maya Angelou (b. 1928)
“I have nothing against the Queen of England. Even in my heart I never resented her for not being Jackie Kennedy. She is, to my mind, a very gallant lady, victimized by whoever it is who designs the tops of her uniforms.”
—Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)