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 Stanley Matthews

Stanley Matthews

Birth
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Death 23 Feb 2000 (aged 85)
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Burial Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Memorial ID 12788 · View Source
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English Soccer Player. He 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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12788
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stanley Matthews (1 Feb 1915–23 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12788, citing Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .