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Stanley Matthews


British winger who starred for the British nationwide team from 1934 to 1957 and spent his club career with Stoke Town and Blackpool. He was called FWA Footballer of the entire year in 1948 and 1963 and Western Foootballer of the entire year in 1956. He began as an workplace young man for Stoke Town with a income of 1 pound weekly, before becoming a member of the group. He became the very first soccer player to get a knighthood in 1965. He went a hotel along with his wife when he was as well injured to try out soccer. He and Bobby Charlton both starred within the English national group.

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Full Name Stanley Matthews
Date Of Birth February 1, 1915
Died February 23, 2000, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.75 m
Weight 71 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality British, English
Parents Jack Matthews, Ada Matthews
Awards Ballon d'Or, FWA Footballer of the Year
Star Sign Aquarius

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1He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1957 Queen's Honours List and awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1965 Queen's New Years Honours list for his services to Association Football. He is regarded as the first footballer to be knighted but it was really John Charles Clegg in 1927 who was the first man to be knighted for football.
2Professional footballer whose father was the professional featherweight boxer Jack Matthews, and whose son, Stanley Jr. was a three times British junior tennis champion.



Surprise Surprise!1996TV SeriesHimself
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Maestro1987TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
British Sporting Personalities1959ShortHimself
This Is Your Life1956TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic Feet1953Documentary shortHimself

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Match of the Seventies1996TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1963TV Series documentaryHimself

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