Football and Mechanics

  • Vladimir BabitskyEmail author
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


Stanley Matthews is famously the only English footballer to be knighted whilst still playing the game. He was the first to win the Ballon d’Or. He became the oldest English player to score an international goal. In a career that spanned more than seven hundred games, Stanley Matthews never got a single warning from the referees, never a single yellow card to his name. He played impeccably, on every level: technical, professional, spiritual…

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.East LeakeUK

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