Stanley Mathews was an English Footballer. He is regarded by many as the greatest English soccer player ever. He was born on the 1st of February 1915 and died aged 85 in the year 2000.
Mathews was know for his skilful and pioneering dribbling skills that allowed him to beat people at will. His skills earned him nicknames, such as “The Magician” and “The wizard of the dribble”.
Stanley Mathews followed a predominately vegetarian diet and never drank alcohol. His diet helped him play in England's top football division until he was 50 years old.
He remains the oldest player to have ever played for England representing his country against Denmark, 15 May 1957 aged 42 years and 103 days old.
Stanley Mathews also holds the record for the oldest man to ever score for England, scoring for England in the 2nd minute against Northern Ireland on 10 October 1956 aged 41 years and 248 days.
Stanley Mathews had a brilliantly successful career as a footballer and is considered a legend of the game.