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Stanley Matthews
Birth: Feb. 1, 1915
Hanley, England
Death: Feb. 23, 2000
Stoke-on-Trent, England

Sir Stanley Matthews is generally regarded as one of the greatest footballers ('soccer players') of all time. He made his debut for Stoke City F.C. in 1932 at the age of 17 and after 710 appearances for Stoke and Blackpool, and 54 for England, he retired in 1965 at the age of 50. He was known as "the wizard of the dribble" and in 1965 became the first footballer to be honored with a knighthood (although he was more proud of the fact that during his 33 year career he was never cautioned by a referee). His ashes are buried somewhere beneath the pitch of the Britannia Stadium, the home ground of Stoke City Football Club. 

Cause of death: Natural causes
 
Burial:
Britannia Stadium
Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority
Staffordshire, England
 
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Record added: Oct 07, 2000
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