Nobby Stiles facts for kids
|Full name||Norbert Peter Stiles|
|Date of birth||18 May 1942|
|Place of birth||Collyhurst, Manchester, England|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1973–1975||Preston North End||46||(1)|
|1965–1968||Football League XI||3||(0)|
|1977–1981||Preston North End|
|1985–1986||West Bromwich Albion|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Stiles played for England for five years, winning 28 caps and scoring 1 goal. He played every minute of England's victorious 1966 FIFA World Cup campaign. His best performance in an England shirt was probably the semi-final of that tournament against Portugal, where he was given the job of marking the prolific Eusébio. His tough performance resulted in Eusébio being practically nullified for the entire game.
Stiles also played very well in the final, which England won 4–2 against West Germany. His post-match celebration has become one of the most famous images in English sport history. The sight of Stiles dancing on the Wembley pitch, holding the World Cup trophy in one hand and his false teeth in the other, has lived for decades.
On 24 November 2013, it was announced that Stiles was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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