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The Way It Was

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The Way It Was

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The Way It Was by Stanley Matthews
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Stanley Matthews was the most popular footballer of his era, the man who epitomised a generation of legendary players: Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse, Billy Wright and many more. He was the first footballer ever to be knighted, the first European Footballer of the Year (at 41), and he played in the top division until he was 50 - and he will be forever remembered for his performance in the Matthews FA Cup final of 1953, when he inspired Blackpool to victory over Bolton. THE WAY IT WAS is a the fascinating memoir of a great footballer and the remarkable story of an extraordinary life, written in the last months of his life.

Author Biography

Stanley Matthews was born in 1915 and began his career at Stoke City. He made his England debut in 1934 and went on to win 54 caps by 1957. He retired from the game in 1965, when he was knighted, then travelling the world as a football ambassador. He died in Newcastle-under-Lyme in February 2000.
Release date NZ
June 4th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8pp colour photos, 24pp b/w photos
Imprint
Headline Book Publishing
Pages
640
Dimensions
117x177x41
ISBN-13
9780747264279
Product ID
1686223

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