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Football Legends | Stanley Matthews

One of England's greatest players on his regrets at retiring at 50.

CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live

FIRST BROADCAST | 25 September 1995

DURATION | 19 minutes 58 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1995

Synopsis

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.

Did you know?

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.

Contributors

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Charlie Chester
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Hugh Kelly
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Bill Perry
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