Stanley Matthews

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Sir Stanley Matthews
Stanley Matthews(1953 FA Cup Final).jpg
Matthews liftin his 1953 FA Cup Final winner's medal tae the sky, sae that his deceased faither could see it[1]
Personal information
Full name Stanley Matthews
Date o birth 1 Februar 1915(1915-02-01)[2]
Place o birth Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Ingland[3]
Date of death 23 Februar 2000(2000-02-23) (aged 85)[2]
Place o daith Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Ingland
Hicht 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playin poseetion Ootside richt
Youth career
1930–1932 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1947 Stoke City 259 (51)
1947–1961 Blackpool 379 (17)
1961–1965 Stoke City 59 (3)
Tot 697 (71)
Naitional team
1929 England Schoolboys 1 (0)
1934–1956 The Football League XI 13 (2)
1934–1957 Ingland 54 (11)
1939–1946 → Ingland wartime team 29 (2)
1947–1955 Great Breetain 2 (0)
Teams managed
1967–1968 Port Vale

* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anly.

† Appearances (Goals).

Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (1 Februar 1915 – 23 Februar 2000) wis an Inglis fitbawer. Eften regairdit as ane o the greatest players o the Breetish gemme, he is the anly player tae hae been knichted while still playin fitbaa, as well as bein the first winner o baith the European Fitbawer o the Year an the Fitbaa Writers' Association Fitbawer o the Year awairds. Matthews' nicknames included "The Wizard of the Dribble" an "The Magician".[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Matthews 2000, p. 433
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matthews 2000, p. Introduction
  3. Matthews 2000, p. 607
  4. "The Wizard of Dribble, Sir Stanley Matthews". UEFA.com. 1 Februar 2015.