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Stanley Matthews
Born: 1 February 1915. Hanley, England

Teams Stoke City (England)
Blackpool (England)
Stoke City (England)
Individual Honours Footballer of the Year: 1948, 1963
Matthews, known as the "Wizard of the Dribble", was the first true legend of the game. He is best remembered for his part in the 1953 "Matthews Final", when he inspired Blackpool, 3-1 down with 20 minutes left, to an incredible victory over Bolton to take the FA Cup.

Keeping himself incredibly fit, he created history when he played his final professional game, for Stoke, at age 50. Remarkably he finished his 33 year career without a single booking.

Stanley Matthews was knighted in 1965.

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