Sir Stanley Matthews dead at 85
Sir Stanley Matthews, one of the greatest soccer stars ever to play the game, has died at the age of 85.
The remarkable Matthews, who played competively well into his 50s, died after a brief illness in hospital in the north of England.
Known as the "Wizard of the Dribble," he is the only soccer player ever to be knighted.
Matthews will always be remembered for his heroics in the 1953 FA Cup Final. He played for Blackpool, which was down 3-1 to Bolton when Matthews set up three goals, leading to a thrilling come-from-behind 4-3 win.
In 1956, he was the first winner of the European Player of the Year award.
Matthews spent some time in Canada in the 1960s as a player, then in the 1980s, when he chose to live in Burlington, Ont. He was active in the world of Canadian soccer.