Soccer Honours Its Greatest Star 1965

Star Item


Title reads: "Soccer honours its greatest star".

This item is in colour.

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

M/S footballing legend Stanley Matthews surrounded by crowd at reception in his honour at Stoke Town Hall, Russian footballer Lev Yashin stands on his left. M/S guests,...



Media URN:
Sort Number:
Time in/Out:
01:39:02:00 / 01:40:53:00
Film ID:
Issue Date:

Comments (1)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

  • Matthews' honour here came shortly after his last ever league game, which he played at the age of 50!

    "Matthews walking into Stoke City's football ground" - it's the Victoria Ground.

    The all-star football match that we see preparations for was played on 28 April 1965.

    "Di Stefano" is Alfredo di Stefano.

    "Kubala" is Laszlo Kubala.

    "Mazopust" should read Josef Masopust.

    "Peter Thompson (?)" - no, it's Bobby Thomson.

    "Johnny Douglas (?)" - no, it's Bryan Douglas.

    jamied 24th Aug 2012

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!

Related Videos

Manchester United V Wba

Manchester United V Wba

Manchester United beat West Brom 1-0 in replay of 6th round of the FA Cup.

England Come Back

England Come Back

England beat Spain 4-2 in international football match at Wembley, London.

England V Wales

England V Wales

Football - England beat Wales 5-1 at Wembley.

The Cup Final 1962

The Cup Final 1962

Football: Spurs beat Burnley 3-1 in FA cup final.

The Cup Back Home   Aka Return Of The Cup To Tottenham

The Cup Back Home Aka Return Of The Cup To Tottenham

Victorious Spurs parade through Tottenham with FA cup on open topped bus.

England Beat Uruguay

England Beat Uruguay

England beat Uruguay 2-1 in international football match from Wembley Stadium.

Rangers V. Spurs Match Off Due To Fog - Glasgow

Rangers V. Spurs Match Off Due To Fog - Glasgow

Referee Bois calls game off due to fog, Jimmy Greaves, Tony Marchi and others look at pitch.

Holland Draw With England 1-1 In Football International

Holland Draw With England 1-1 In Football International

Moulijn scores for Holland and Jimmy Greaves for England.

Following on from '10 Tragedies Caught on Film', we bring you part 2 and ten more tragedies that were captured when the reels were recording.
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.