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Thursday, 24 February, 2000, 04:44 GMT
Sir Stanley in pictures

Sir Stanley Matthews, one of the most renowned of modern footballers, has died aged 85.

Here we show his life in the spotlight, and pay tribute to this great sporting talent.





Sir Stanley and his Blackpool captain Harry Johnson, holding the FA Cup, are carried off the Wembley pitch after beating Bolton 4-3.The match came to be known as the Matthews Cup Final after Sir Matthew inspired his team-mates to come back from 3-1 to snatch an historic victory.





Sir Stanley (second left) celebrates the 1953 FA Cup win with his Blackpool team-mates.





The Queen and Prince Philip congratulate Sir Matthew after watching his inspirational performance.





Sir Stanley outside Wembley after receiving the first AXA FA Cup Legend Award for his outstanding contributions to football.





A recent picture of Sir Stanley at his home in Stoke posing with the FA Cup.

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