|To date, 275 countries have produced philatelic items relating to soccer(football). A total of 6,229
separate issues comprising of 12,242 unique items have been made. The first soccer stamps were a set of 3 issued
by Uruguay on 07/29/1924 and the most recent from Austria issued on 06/05/2008.
Over the years, many different types of items have been issued by Postal Authorities. The chart below
illustrates the number of each type of postal item that has been issued.
The following graph shows the number of items that have been produced each year since 1924. Each stamp,
cancel, aerogram, etc. is counted separately. The peak year was 1982 with 919 unique items.