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Encyclopedia > Stanley Matthews
Sir Stanley Matthews
Personal information
Full name Stanley Matthews
Date of birth February 1, 1915
Place of birth    Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Date of death    February 23, 2000 (aged 85)
Place of death    Stoke-on-Trent, England
Playing position Right wing
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1932-1947
1947-1961
1961-1965
Stoke City
Blackpool
Stoke City
Total
262 (51)
380 (17)
059 0(3)
701 (71)   
National team
1934-1957 England 054 (11)
Teams managed
1965-1968 Port Vale

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
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Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (February 1, 1915 - February 23, 2000) was a football player. Often regarded as one of the greats of the English game, he was the first footballer to be knighted (and is, as of 2006, the only player to have been knighted while still playing), as well as the first European Footballer of the Year and the first Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year. Gaining the nicknames The Wizard of the Dribble and The Magician, Matthews retains his reputation as one of the finest dribblers of the ball in the history of association football. A teetotaller and vegetarian, he kept fit enough to play at the top level until he was 50 years old, the oldest player ever to play in England's top football division. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Association football is the national sport of England, and as such has an important place within English national life. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Zinedine Zidane in 1998. ... The Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year is an annual award presented by the Football Writers Association to whom its members deem the best football player in England. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...

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Biography

Matthews was born in Seymour Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent and was the third of four sons. His father, Jack Matthews (aka The Fighting Barber of Hanley), was a renowned local boxer who fostered a sense of discipline, determination and sportsmanship that would serve his son well during his long career. He attended St Luke's School. Map sources for Hanley at grid reference SJ8847 Disambiguation: Hanley may refer to Hanley, Canada. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ...

Matthews during his first spell at Stoke City.
Matthews during his first spell at Stoke City.

A natural right winger, he showed early promise and played for England schoolboys against Wales. He signed professional terms with Stoke City in 1932. His international debut came in 1934, scoring for the England side which beat Wales 4-0. Shortly after this, he was condemned in the Daily Mail: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Stoke City F.C. (known as Stoke F.C. until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... In association football a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... First international Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper and the oldest tabloid, first published in 1896. ...


"I saw Matthews play just as moderately in the recent inter-League match, exhibiting the same slowness and hesitation. Perhaps he lacks the big match temperament."


The inaccuracy of this appraisal was soon illustrated by Matthews's hat-trick for 10-man England in a game against Czechoslovakia in 1937. In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1938, Matthews asked for a transfer, causing a public outcry in Stoke. More than 3,000 fans attended a protest meeting and a further 1,000 marched outside the ground with placards. Matthews stayed. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Second World War interrupted his career, during which time he served in the Royal Air Force and was stationed near Blackpool. Surviving records show that he played as a guest for clubs such as Blackpool, Crewe Alexandra, Manchester United, Wrexham, Arsenal, Greenock Morton, Stenhousemuir and Rangers during this time. He even appeared for a Scots XI. After the war, he fell out with Stoke and was transferred to Blackpool on May 10, 1947 for £11,500 at the age of 32.[1] The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club from the Lancashire seaside resort of Blackpool, who will next season be playing in The Championship, the second tier of professional football in England, after winning the 2006-07 League One play-off final. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Greenock Morton Football Club is a football club, who currently play in the Irn Bru Scottish Football League First Division. ... Stenhousemuir Football Club is a Scottish football team, based in the small town of Stenhousemuir near Falkirk. ... Rangers Football Club are a football club from Glasgow, Scotland who currently play in the Scottish Premier League. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He won the inaugural Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award in 1948. His link-up with Stan Mortensen was very profitable, and Matthews won an FA Cup winners medal in 1953 - a match subsequently dubbed the 'Matthews Final' in which, despite Mortensen's hat-trick, his outstanding dribbling in the last 30 minutes of the match when Blackpool were 3-1 down more than contributed to him finally earning the medal which had eluded him in the finals of 1948 and 1951. The Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year is an annual award presented by the Football Writers Association to whom its members deem the best football player in England. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stanley Harding Stan Mortensen (born May 26, 1921 in South Shields, died May 22, 1991) was an English footballer, most famous for his part in the 1953 FA Cup Final (aka The Matthews Final), where he became the first and - thus far - only player ever to score a hat-trick... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1953 FA Cup Final, also known as the Matthews Final, was a football match that became famous for the performance of Blackpool winger Stanley Matthews, after whom it was named. ... The 1948 FA Cup Final was contested by Manchester United and Blackpool at Wembley. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1950, Matthews only played in one World Cup game (a 1-0 defeat against Spain). Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1950 Football World Cup was the only World Cup ever held which was not decided by a knockout final (although the last match of the tournament did end up determining the overall winner, and this match, also known as Maracanazo, is usually referred to as if it had been...


In total, Matthews made 54 official England appearances scoring 11 goals (as well as 29 unofficial wartime appearances with 2 goals). His England career is the longest of any player ever to play for the side, stretching from his debut on September 29, 1934 to his last appearance on May 15, 1957, almost 23 years later, an appearance which, as of 2006, makes him the oldest player ever to appear for England. His importance to the team is exemplified by the post-war circumstances he found himself in. He was excluded from the team for most of the 1946-47 season in favour of another England great - Tom Finney. He returned to the team in triumph, however, as England beat Portugal 10-0. A year later, he ran the Italian left-back ragged, helping England to a 4-0 win in Turin. is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Thomas Finney, OBE (born 5 April 1922, Preston) is a former English footballer, famous for his loyalty to his league club, Preston North End, and for his performances in the English national side. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Torino” redirects here. ...


At the Football World Cup 1954 in Switzerland, England found themselves struggling against Belgium, so Matthews promptly switched to inside-forward, galvanised the team, and helped them to a 4-4 draw. The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ...


Matthews travelled to various parts of the globe to take part in exhibition matches and was famous world-wide. For example, he attracted a large crowd at Hartleyvale in Cape Town when he appeared there in about 1956.


In 1956, Matthews won the first-ever European Footballer of the Year (Balon d'Or) award, and the following year was awarded a CBE in the New Year's honours list. Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Zinedine Zidane in 1998. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


In 1961 (aged 46) he rejoined his hometown club Stoke City. The following season, Stoke City won the English Second Division Championship and he was voted Footballer of the Year for the second time in his career. He remained with Stoke City until the end of his playing career, appearing in his final game on February 6, 1965, just after his 50th birthday, when he played for the first time in 12 months due to a knee injury, setting up the equaliser for his team. Even at the age of 50, he always proclaimed that he had retired 'too early'. A testimonial game in honour of Sir Stanley was played in April 1965 at the Victoria Ground, where 35,000 people watched a 10-goal thriller against a World XI side that included greats such as Lev Yashin, Josef Masopust, Ferenc Puskás and Alfredo Di Stéfano. Stanley was carried shoulder-high from the field at full-time.[2] Also in 1965, he became the first football player to be knighted for services to sport. He received a FIFA Gold Merit Order in 1992. Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: ) (October 22, 1929 – March 20, 1990) was a Russian Soviet football goalkeeper, known for his supreme athleticism in goal, imposing stature (he was 6 3, 189 cm) and amazing reflex saves. ... Josef Masopust (born February 9, 1931) was a Czech football player and coach. ... Ferenc Puskás (April 2, 1927–November 17, 2006) (Hungarian: Puskás Ferenc, nickname Puskás Öcsi, Spanish: Ferenc Puskas Biro), was a legendary Hungarian football forward and coach. ... Alfredo Di Stéfano (born July 4, 1926 in Barracas, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-born former footballer and coach. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The International Federation of Football Association (French: ), commonly known by its acronym, FIFA, is the international governing body of association football. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


After playing 698 games in the Football League, Matthews managed Port Vale (1965-1968), during which time it was alleged that illegal payments were made to players. Port Vale were expelled, but subsequently re-instated to the Football League. After this he moved to Malta, where he coached Hibernians, also playing for them until he was 55. He played for numerous local sides, meaning that he was still running down the wing in his 60s. He also coached "Stan's Men" in Soweto, South Africa, and in Canada. He even played in a charity match at Grangemouth as late as 1981. The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hibernians FC is a Maltese football club, playing in the town of Paola. ... Johannesburg, including Soweto, from the International Space Station Soweto is an urban area in the City of Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa. ... Grangemouth petrochemical works, November 2006 A map of Grangemouth from 1945 Grangemouth is a town and former burgh in the council area of Falkirk, Scotland, and formerly in the County of Stirling. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


During his illustrious career he gained respect, not only as a great player, but also as a gentleman. This is exemplified by the fact that despite playing in nearly seven hundred league games, he was never booked. Matthews was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his outstanding talents. The Hall of Fame is housed at The National Football Museum in Preston, England. ...


"When Sir Stan died in January [sic], 2000, at the age of 85, more than 100,000 people lined the streets of Stoke-on-Trent to pay tribute. As the cortege wound its way along the 12-mile route, employees downed tools and schoolchildren stood motionless to witness his final passing." (The Sentinel, November 19, 2005) is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Sir Stanley Matthews statue outside of the Britannia Stadium.

There is a statue of Matthews outside Stoke City's Britannia Stadium and another in the centre of Hanley. The dedication on the former reads: His name is symbolic of the beauty of the game, his fame timeless and international, his sportsmanship and modesty universally acclaimed. A magical player, of the people, for the people. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Britannia Stadium is the home of Stoke City Football Club. ... Map sources for Hanley at grid reference SJ8847 Disambiguation: Hanley may refer to Hanley, Canada. ...


February 1 has been made an unofficial 'Sir Stanley Matthews Day', one of the themes of which is to promote dress-down days in which staff in offices are encouraged to come to work in football shirts. The idea is to 'Wear it with Pride for Sir Stan' to raise money for the The Stanley Matthews Foundation which provides sports opportunities for under-privileged young people in the Stoke-on-Trent area, although this hopes to be expanded in the future. In 2007 a badge in the shape of his number "7" was introduced to replace the wearing of sports shirts. is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Honours

Blackpool

Stoke City (second spell) This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Zinedine Zidane in 1998. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

Post-retirement From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

  • FIFA Gold Medal Order: 1991/92

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Quotes

"You're 32, do you think you can make it for another couple of years?" - Blackpool manager Joe Smith, in 1947. Joe Smith (born June, 1889 in Dudley; died August 11, 1971 in Blackpool) was an English professional football player and manager. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"The man who taught us the way football should be played" - Pelé Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (born October 23rd 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil), best known by his nickname Pelé, is a former Brazilian football player and widely considered as the greatest in history. ...


"I grew up in an era when he was a god to those of us who aspired to play the game. He was a true gentleman and we shall never see his like again" - Brian Clough Brian Howard Clough, OBE (21 March 1935 – 20 September 2004) was a successful footballer and subsequently football manager, most notable for his success with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. ...


"It is not just in England where his name is famous. All over the world he is regarded as a true football genius" - Berti Vogts Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ...


"For me this man probably had the greatest name of any player ever, certainly in Britain. I don't think anyone since had a name so synonymous with football in England" - Gordon Banks Gordon Banks OBE (born December 30, 1937) is a former English footballer, elected in a poll by the IFFHS as the second best goalkeeper of the 20th Century. ...


"He [Stanley Matthews] told me that he used to play for just twenty pounds a week. Today he would be worth all the money in the Bank of England" - Gianfranco Zola Gianfranco Zola, OBE, born July 5, 1966 in Oliena, Sardinia, is a retired Italian footballer. ...


Trivia

  • When England beat Scotland 7-2 in 1955, the 40-year-old Matthews created five of the goals. Duncan Edwards was making his England debut; when Matthews made his, Edwards had not even been born.
  • Sir Stan once said that only by the 1990s had the art of dribbling been reinstated in the English game, praising the likes of Steve McManaman and Ryan Giggs.
  • The Stanley Matthews Collection is held by the National Football Museum.
  • Matthews' son, also named Stanley, was a tennis player, Wimbledon Boy's Champion in 1962 and a professional of that sport in the 1970s.
  • A statue of Sir Stanley is situated in Hanley, in the centre of the main shopping district. The ball from the statue has been stolen a number of times.
  • Sir Stanley once managed non-league club Walton & Hersham F.C. for a short period.
  • During an international against Italy in 1948, with England 4-0 up, Matthews went on a run to the corner flag to waste time. On getting there, he wiped the sweat from his hands on his shorts, and before his marker could arrive, pushed his hair back into place. People in the crowd believed Matthews had been audacious enough to pull a comb from his shorts pocket and comb his hair. As revealed in his autobiography, this legend followed Sir Stanley throughout his lifetime.

Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Duncan Edwards (October 1, 1936 - February 21, 1958) was an English international footballer. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Steven Steve McManaman (born 11 February 1972, in Liverpool, England) is an English former footballer of the 1990s and early 2000s, who played as a midfielder in a career spanning two of European Footballs biggest club football sides in Liverpool F.C. and Real Madrid. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs, OBE [1](born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Cardiff) is a Welsh footballer, currently playing for Manchester United in the English Premiership, and formerly for the Welsh national team prior to his retirement from international football on June 2, 2007. ... The National Football Museum is a museum in Preston, England, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of Association Football memorabilia. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... // See: List of Wimbledon Gentlemens Singles champions See: List of Wimbledon Final Appearances See: List of Wimbledon Ladies Singles champions See: List of Wimbledon Doubles champions See: List of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles champions †: junior champion who has won the Gentlemens title as well #un: unseeded †: junior champion who... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walton & Hersham F.C. are an English football club who are currently spending the 2006-7 season in the Isthmian League Premier Division. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport.
  2. ^ Sir Stanley Matthews' Testimonial remembered. BBC News (2005). Retrieved on 2007-08-09.

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