Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 25 September 1995
DURATION | 19 minutes 58 seconds
Jimmy Armfield's series of interviews with legendary footballers begins with Sir Stanley Matthews, the most highly regarded of all players of the beautiful game. This programme includes contributions from fellow players and managers, including Walter Winterbottom, Tom Finney and Hugh Kelly, plus comedian Charlie Chester, a friend of Matthews.
Sports commentary removed for copyright reasons.
Sir Stanley Matthews played for Stoke City and Blackpool and his 23-year stint on the national team remains the longest of any England player. Despite appearing in more than 700 league games, he was never booked. Like Matthews, interviewer Jimmy Armfield played for Blackpool. The south stand at Bloomfield Road is named after Armfield; Matthews gave his name to the west stand.
One of England's greatest players on his regrets at retiring at 50.
The record-breaking 'Lion of Vienna', who could 'run, shoot and head'.
Football's clown prince and soccer genius.
The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
Middlesbrough's left-back with the famous moustache.
England's greatest ever centre-forward.
'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.
The game's first £100-a-week player.
'It's a funny old game.'
England's 1966 hero recalls the match that changed his life.
How the Leeds and England player could have been a career miner.
The striker fans called 'The King'.
Top goalkeeper Pat Jennings remembers his long career.
The captain of the 'Lisbon Lions'.
The low-profile World Cup hero.
Player, manager and one of the 'Busby Babes'.
England's greatest goalkeeper.
Footballing royalty in conversation.
Honours at Spurs and an Indian summer at Derby County.
Soccer superstar of the 1970s.
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