• Short Summary

    AT 48, STANLEY MATTHEWS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS "THE WIZARD OF DRIBBLE" IS STILL PLAYING FOR THE STOKE CITY, WHERE HE STARTED IN FOOTBALL AT THE AGE OF 17, THIRTY ONE YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    AT 48, STANLEY MATTHEWS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS "THE WIZARD OF DRIBBLE" IS STILL PLAYING FOR THE STOKE CITY, WHERE HE STARTED IN FOOTBALL AT THE AGE OF 17, THIRTY ONE YEARS AGO.

    DURING THAT TIME HE HAS BEEN A FRONT PAGE NAME IN THE SPORTING WORLD AND HIS GUILE AND ARTISTRY WITH A FOOTBALL LEGEND.

    STANLEY MATTHEWS WAS BORN IN HANLEY ON FEB.1 1915 AND GAINED HIS FIRST INTERNATIONAL CAP IN 1934 AGAINST WALES AT CARDIFF.ALTOGETHER HE HAS PLAYED 84 TIMES FOR ENGLAND AND BEEN CAPPED 51 TIMES.HE GAINED 49 CAPS WHILE PLAYING FOR HIS PRESENT CLUB STROKE.

    HE PLAYED FOR BLACKPOOL IN 1947 -- AFTER BEING TRANSFERRED FOR A FEE OF GBP11,500.HE RETURNED TO HIS HOME CLUB, STOKE, IN 1961.THE CLUB WAS THEN IN A VERY POOR STATE.

    THE DRAWING POWER OF STANLEY MATTHEWS WAS QUICKLY APPARENT AND SINCE THEN THE CLUB HAS NOT LOOKED BACK.STOKE CITY IS NOW AT THE HEAD OF THE 2ND DIVISION AND LOOKS ALL SET TO RETURN TO THE 1ST DIVISION.

    THIS DUE LARGELY TO THE FOOTBALL GENIUS OF MATTHEWS.

    HE IS SO POPULAR WITH PLAYERS THAT INTERNATIONAL JACK MUDIE, FORMER BLACKPOOL PLAYER, DENNIS VIOLETT FROM MANCHESTER UNITED AND PADDY McILROY OF BURNLEY, HAVE ALL JOINED STOKE TO PLAY ALONGSIDE HIM.ALL THESE PLAYERS HOLD INTERNATIONAL CAPS.

    STANLEY MATTHEWS IS A KEEP FIT FIEND.HIS 30 YEARS PLAYING HAS BEEN LARGELY DUE TO HIS PHYSICAL FITNESS AND MENTAL AGILITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB18XAVN6HEBLRTM0KHSLO8GQF
    Media URN:
    VLVAB18XAVN6HEBLRTM0KHSLO8GQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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