City Legend Adam Stansfield to be remembered on new Exeter Pound note

EXETER Pound has revealed that the £E5 will feature two images from Exeter City football club.

The images are of Adam Stansfield and a Brazilian poster of the 1914 touring Exeter team.

“He was so popular not just because he was a very good player and scored goals, but because he always gave 100 per cent and just never stopped running.

“He was also a local lad, from Tiverton, who was playing for the team he had always wanted to play for.

“He was liked by all of his team mates and adored by the City fans. Off the pitch he was very much a family man with his wife and three kids.”

Tragically Adam died in August 2010, aged just 31, of bowel cancer. His death affected everyone at the club and the fans hugely. His number 9 shirt was retired. The trust spokesman added: “Adam was simply one of the most popular players to play for the club. With his image being used on an Exeter note we feel it would be very warmly welcomed by the many City fans within the community and another fitting tribute to Adam.”

Phil Mingo, who too the photo of Adam Stansfield, said of him appearing on the note: “Adam was a legend in every way and it would be a fitting legacy to a wonderful person and top footballer.” The other side of the note marks Exeter City’s part in the history of the most successful international team ever, Brazil, as the first team to play them in 1914. The spokesman added: “This is something that the club is rightly proud of, and the photo of that historic team, we feel, very much shows that we are a football team with a long history.”

Gill Westcott, Chair of the Board of Directors of Exeter Pound, said of the Exeter Pound developing relationship with the football club.

“Exeter City Football Club is a key player in the community. We will be delighted if the Exeter Pound, including the £E5 Exeter City Football Club notes, can be used at the club.”