ENGLAND SQUAD 1996

This was Corinthians inaugural series of football figures, it all started here!



An idea which started in a pub had finally come to fruition. The official launch took place at the Compleat Angler in Marlow, Buckinghampshire, where David Seaman was signing 12 player box sets, very few of those packs remain in circulation today.



The figures were released in August 1995, with the range being made up of 16 figures, all painted in the Enlgand national home kit, complete with official team badge, sponsor's logo and authentic name and numbering on the shirts. It was an ideal time to launch the figures due in large to the fact that England was to be the host nation for the upcoming European Championships.



With this being the very first range all the sculpts were first time originals and all were used again in various subsequent ranges. All the figures were instantly recognisable by their distinctive facial features, it was clear for all to see that a vast amount of work had gone into producing the figures, there really was nothing like this on the market at the time.



The figures were released on a variety of different packaging formats. All 16 figures were available as single blisters, 4 different 4 player packs produced and 12 player box set was also released. In addition to those each figure was also released as a single window box, inside each box was the figure and also a single display podium, along with 4 player packs with 4 figure display stand too.



Corinthian also released sealed secret sachets of the 16 figures. A secret sachet is the figure inside a sealed bag, you had no way of telling which figure it was you were buying. Each box contained 16 sachets, 1 of each player, so buying the full box meant you would get 1 of every figure released. The secret sachet format was often used in smaller retailers, like newsagents for example, as the box simply sat on the counter and took up very little space, whereas all 16 blisters would need a much bigger area dedicated to displaying them, this format meant Corinthians could be sold practically anywhere!



Corinthian teamed up with Supermarket chain Sainsburys to produce 2 special figures in the away kits. The 2 figures chosen were Alan Shearer who was painted in the grey away kit, the other being goal keeper David Seaman who was painted in the colourful Red away kit. These 2 figures were sold along with an official England signed football and were only available for a limited time. This special pack very rarely appears for sale and is a real collectors item.


Following up from the success of the first England national series, Corinthian released the much anticipated series 2, in April 1996. The set consisted of 24 brand new figures, all painted in the England home kit. This set saw the release of the first ever manager to be made as a Corinthian, that being the then England manager Terry Venables. El Tel, as he later became known, has never again been released by Corinthian and his figure is still sought after today, no surprise given the fantastic likeness achieved. The other 23 figures were all sculpts used in the FAPL Collection range, some were released prior to this England release, others shortly after.



Not all figures were released as single blister packs, some were only available within one of the 4 different 4 player packs or the 12 player box set. In addition to that Corinthian also released a 14 player pack. The figures were also available as secret sachets, for those collectors who just wanted the figure and collector card, these sachets were priced at £1.99 each and were ideal for smaller retailers who did not have the necessary space required to stock and display the full range in blister format. The secret sachets came in boxes of 16, with a guarantee that a figure would not be duplicated in the box.



As a result, many of these figures are a little on the scarce side, due to them being largely available in multipacks and the prices they sell for reflect this. Initially the Robbie Fowler blister pack was thought to be very rare indeed and was being regularly sold for in excess of £25. however it soon became apparent that the Fowler was no rarer than the others but the stock was just taking longer to filter through.

Each figure came with a collector card and there was 1 collector's information file for series 1 and another for series 2.


The full line up of England Squad 1996 figures is:

  • E01 - David Platt - England - Home
  • E02 - Andy Cole - England - Home
  • E03 - Peter Beardsley - England - Home
  • E04 - Alan Shearer - England - Home
  • E05 - Ian Wright - England - Home
  • E06 - Teddy Sheringham - England - Home
  • E07 - Paul Ince - England - Home
  • E08 - Matt Le Tissier - England - Home
  • E09 - Gary Pallister - England - Home
  • E10 - Tony Adams - England - Home
  • E11 - Les Ferdinand - England - Home
  • E12 - David Seman - England - Home
  • E13 - Nick Barmby - England - Home
  • E14 - Darren Anderton - England - Home
  • E15 - Warren Barton - England - Home
  • E16 - Stuart Pearce - England - Home
  • E17 - Terry Venables - England - Suit -
  • E18 - Stan Collymore - England - Home
  • E19 - Paul Gascoigne - England - Home
  • E20 - Jamie Redknapp - England - Home
  • E21 - Robert Lee - England - Home
  • E22 - Steve Howey - England - Home
  • E23 - Ian Walker - England - Home
  • E24 - Barry Venison - England - Home
  • E25 - John Barnes - England - Home
  • E26 - Steve McManaman - England - Home
  • E27 - Neil Ruddock - England - Home
  • E28 - Rob Jones - England - Home
  • E29 - Graeme Le Saux - England - Home
  • E30 - David Batty - England - Home
  • E31 - Tim Sherwood - England - Home
  • E32 - Tim Flowers - England - Home
  • E33 - Steve Stone - England - Home
  • E34 - David Unsworth - England - Home
  • E35 - Dennis Wise - England - Home
  • E36 - Gary Neville - England - Home
  • E37 - Robbie Fowler - England - Home
  • E38 - John Salako - England - Home
  • E39 - John Scales - England - Home
  • E40 - David James - England - Home

David Platt

England

Home 1996

E01


Andy Cole

England

Home 1996

E02


Peter Beardsley

England

Home 1996

E03


Alan Shearer

England

Home 1996

E04


Ian Wright

England

Home 1996

E05


Teddy Sheringham

England

Home 1996

E06


Paul Ince

England

Home 1996

E07


Matt Le Tissier

England

Home 1996

E08


Gary Pallister

England

Home 1996

E09


Tony Adams

England

Home 1996

E10


Les Ferdinand

England

Home 1996

E11


David Seaman

England

Home 1996

E12


Nick Barmby

England

Home 1996

E13


Darren Anderton

England

Home 1996

E14


Warren Barton

England

Home 1996

E15


Stuart Pearce

England

Home 1996

E16


Terry Venables

England

Suit

E17


Stan Collymore

England

Home 1996

E18


Paul Gascoigne

England

Home 1996

E19


Jamie Redknapp

England

Home 1996

E20


Robert Lee

England

Home 1996

E21


Steve Howey

England

Home 1996

E22


Ian Walker

England

Home 1996

E23


Barry Venison

England

Home 1996

E24


John Barnes

England

Home 1996

E25


Steve McManaman

England

Home 1996

E26


Neil Ruddock

England

Home 1996

E27


Rob Jones

England

Home 1996

E28


Graeme Le Saux

England

Home 1996

E29


David Batty

England

Home 1996

E30


Tim Sherwood

England

Home 1996

E31


Tim Flowers

England

Home 1996

E32


Steve Stone

England

Home 1996

E33


David Unsworth

England

Home 1996

E34


Dennis Wise

England

Home 1996

E35


Gary Neville

England

Home 1996

E36


Robbie Fowler

England

Home 1996

E37


John Salako

England

Home 1996

E38


John Scales

England

Home 1996

E39


David James

England

Home 1996

E40


Alan Shearer

England

Away 1996

E04

Redemption Figure


David Seaman

England

Away 1996

E12

Redemption Figure


The Special Edition England Football Gift Set

Which Comes With The 2 England 1996 Away Kit Figures Of Alan Shearer & David Seaman


England 4 Pack E40

Peter Beardsley

Les Ferdinand

David Seaman

Nicky Barmby


England 4 Pack E41

Alan Shearer

Paul Ince

Darren Anderton

Warren Barton


England 4 Pack E42

Andy Cole

Matt Le Tissier

Tony Adams

Stuart Pearce


England 4 Pack E43

David Platt

Ian Wright

Teddy Sheringham

Gary Pallister


England 4 Pack E45

Stan Collymore

Ian Walker

Rob Jones

Graeme Le Saux


England 4 Pack E46

Steve Howey

John Barnes

David Batty

Gary Neville


England 4 Pack E47

Dennis Wise

Neil Ruddock

David Unsworth

Tim Sherwood


England 4 Pack E48

David James

John Scales

Barry Venison

John Salako


GIFT EDITION 4 PACKS

The England Gift Edition 4 Packs Contain:

  • 4 Figures
  • 4 Collector Cards
  • A Boxed England 4 Figure Display Stand

England 4 Pack GE40

David Seaman

Nicky Barmby

Peter Beardsley

Les Ferdinand


England 4 Pack GE41

Warren Barton

Paul Ince

Alan Shearer

Darren Anderton


England 4 Pack GE42

Tony Adams

Stuart Pearce

Andy Cole

Matt Le Tissier


England 4 Pack GE43

Garry Pallister

David Platt

Ian Wright

Teddy Sheringham


England Squad 1996

12 Figure Team Pack


England Squad 1996

14 Figure Team Pack


ENGLAND SINGLE FIGURE GIFT BOX

The England Single Figure Gift Box Contains:

  • 1 Figure
  • 1 Collector Card
  • A Single Display Stand And England Backing Card

David Platt

England

Home 1996

GE01


Andy Cole

England

Home 1996

GE02


Peter Beardsley

England

Home 1996

GE03


Alan Shearer

England

Home 1996

GE04


Ian Wright

England

Home 1996

GE05


Teddy Sheringham

England

Home 1996

GE06


Paul Ince

England

Home 1996

GE07


Matt Le Tissier

England

Home 1996

GE08


Gary Pallister

England

Home 1996

GE09


Tony Adams

England

Home 1996

GE10


Les Ferdinand

England

Home 1996

GE11


David Seaman

England

Home 1996

GE12


Nick Barmby

England

Home 1996

GE13


Darren Anderton

England

Home 1996

GE14


Warren Barton

England

Home 1996

GE15


Stuart Pearce

England

Home 1996

GE16


England Squad 1996

Secret Sachet - Front

England Squad 1996

Secret Sachet - Back

To view the range of England Squad Display Stands, please click the link button below.