Stanley Matthews

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Birthday
1, 1915
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 2000 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1915
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 2000 (85)

About

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.

Before Fame

He started as an office boy for Stoke City with a wage of one pound per week, before joining the team.

Trivia

He became the first soccer player to receive a knighthood in 1965.

Family Life

He ran a hotel with his wife when he was too injured to play soccer.

Associated With

He and Bobby Charlton both starred on the English national team.