Stanley Matthews, born on February 1, 1915, was a professional English football player, who was often recognized as one of the best players of the game in England. He is actually the only player in England to have been knighted while plating. Stanley Matthews was also the very first football players to win both the Football Writer’s Association Footballer of the Year and the European Footballer of the Year awards. He obtained various nicknames due to his great talents and skills as a footballer. These nicknames included ‘The Magician’ and ‘The Wizard of the Dribble’. He spent 19 years with Stroke City to play for the ‘Potters’ from 1932 – 1947 and from 1961 – 1965. Matthews helped the team to the Second Division title in the year 1932 to 1933 and 1962 to 1963. He became a football coach and he travelled all over the world to coach many enthusiastic amateur players.