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    SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS MADE A PROUD FAREWELL TO ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). THE?

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    SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS MADE A PROUD FAREWELL TO ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). THE 50-YEAR-OLD STAR PLAYER LED A BRITISH ELEVEN ONTO THE FIELD AT STOKE-ON-TRENT AGAINST A DISTINGUISHED TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS.

    THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM WON 6-4 WITH GOALS BY PUSKAS (2), VAN DEN BOER, MASOPUST, KUBULA AND HENDERSON. BUT IF THEY WON THEY DID NOT DOMINATE. SIR STANLEY'S SIDE REPLIED WITH GOALS BY DOUGLAS (2), GREAVES AND RITCHIE.

    SIR STANLEY SHOWED THE CROWD SOME OF THE ACTION THAT HAD MADE HIS NAME A LEGEND ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE OFTEN CAME FACE TO FACE WITH TOP GERMAN LEFT-BACK KARL-HEINZ SCHNELLINGER, AND BEAT HIM SEVERAL TIMES. HE PLAYED ON THE RIGHT-WING, IN THE POSITION WHERE HE WON GREATEST FAME.

    AND WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER -- A FITTING FAREWELL TO SOCCER'S OWN KNIGHT. PLAYERS OF A DOZEN NATIONS LINKED ARMS IN THE CENTRE OF THE FIELD, THE SOUND OF "AULD LANG SYNE" FILLED THE AIR. SIR STANLEY WAS 'CHAIRED' AND APPLAUDED OFF THE FIELD AS THE CROWD OF 35,000 SANG "FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW".

    SIR STANLEY HELD A FAREWELL BALL AND CABARET AFTER THE MATCH AT KING'S HALL, STOKE, WHERE ALL THE DISTINGUISHED VISITORS, FAMOUS PLAYERS AND A HOST OF ENTERTAINMENT STARS WERE PRESENT.

    THERE WAS A SPECIAL TOAST TO SIR STANLEY -- WHO WAS ENDING 33 YEARS IN THE GAME -- FROM THE GREAT RUSSIAN GOALKEEPER, LEV YASHIN: "STANLEY MATTHEWS IS STILL THE GREAT PLAYER..IT WAS A VERY GREAT HONOUR TO BE ASKED TO PLAY IN A MATCH FOR HIM".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8DSGZU0FQ7HD0ZYWTI636D80
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8DSGZU0FQ7HD0ZYWTI636D80
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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