Stanley Matthews Blackpool 1951
Blackpool football player Stanley Matthews taking a corner, during the First Division football match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, London. 23/02/2000 : Matthews dies, aged 85. * 17/10/00: Up to 500 items belonging to the estate of Sir Stanley including a gold replica of his 1953 FA Cup medal were being sold at auction at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium . * 31/08/2001: The FA Cup Winner's medal presented to him after the 1953 final is to be sold at auction and could fetch up to 30, 000, it was revealed. The nine-carat gold medal was presented to the former England winger after his side's 4-3 win over Bolton Wanderers. Sotheby's, which hosts the sale in London, have given it a 20, 000 to 30, 000 asking price. The proceeds will go to the Professional Footballers' Association benevolent fund. Sir Stanley, who died aged 85 following a short illness, is best remembered for his outstanding contribution to the match, in which his team-mate Stan Mortensen scored three times.
Soccer - Walter Winterbottom - Central Council of Physical Recreation - Bedford Square, London
Walter Winterbottom, who for his services as Manager of the England football team receives the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours list, arriving at the premises of the Central Council of Physical Recreation at Bedford Square, London. Walter Winterbottom will take over the post of general secretary of Physical Recreation but was starting work today with the present secretary Miss P. C. Colson. Walter Winterbottom was Director of Coaching to the Football Association and England's team manager from 1946 until 1962.
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