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 - Signing for Stoke City - Stanley Matthews - Manchester
Stanley Matthews, 46-year-old Blackpool and England winger, pictured as he signed for Stoke City before BBC 'Sportsview' television cameras in Manchester. Watching him are (l-r) Eric Hayward, Blackpool's assistant manager, Albert Henshall, Stoke City chairman, and Tony Waddington, Stoke City manager. Stoke was Matthews's first League club, when he played for them in 1932 at the age of 17.
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