English winger who starred for the English national team from 1934 to 1957 and spent his club career with Stoke City and Blackpool. He was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1948 and 1963 and European Foootballer of the Year in 1956.
He started as an office boy for Stoke City with a wage of one pound per week, before joining the team.
He became the first soccer player to receive a knighthood in 1965.
He ran a hotel with his wife when he was too injured to play soccer.
He and Bobby Charlton both starred on the English national team.