This is a great footballing toy which dates to the mid 1990s.
It was made by a company called Ertl - and was called a Jibber Jabber - they made other characters but the footballing one seems to have been the most popular in the range.
The name Jibber Jabber comes from the sound made if you rock the toy fiercely back and forward - and his head swings about making a jibbering noise.
Obviously, these were really popular with kids who loved the idea of applying force and getting a loud noise coming out. However, adults seemed to disapprove of this and thought these toys were making children rather violent - and they were soon discontinued.
My one is in good vintage condition and is certainly now getting harder to find.
Nice and clean with no grubbiness about him.
Nice size and you are able to stand him up for display.