Nobby Stiles, one of the tough soccer guys from before

Nobby Stiles, one of the tough soccer guys from before
Nobby Stiles didn't take prisoners. PHOTO: The Guardian

Nobby Stiles He was a player of those who used to be seen on the football fields. A footballer from another era. An antihero that had little or nothing to do with the handsome soccer player prototype, millionaire, athletic with wonderful hair and full of tattoos that so much and so much abounds in modern football. A player away despite playing more than 300 parties and 13 seasons nothing more and nothing less than in a world football giant like Manchester United and also having been champion of the world 1966 with England held precisely in the English country. ‘Nosferatu‘, as he was known for his physical appearance, he was a really tough guy.

Nobby Stiles, the warrior who rose to fame in the World Cup in England 1966

Born in 1942, Nobby Stiles, went down in history at the World Cup in England as a tough player, so much that it exceeded the regulation. Some like Eusebio, suffered the fierce gameplay of the English. In that World Cup event he also left the image of Stiles jumping, with a kind of dance with the World Cup in one hand and his false teeth in another. And is that just seeing his teeth, one could already imagine how the elbow was used in British football of yesteryear.

The British player, He was a master of underground football and how could it be less, I played games without teeth, leaving in the air the only two teeth that were left of his and that gave an image of fangs. Hence the Nosferatu, the well-known vampire of the cinema of the years 20.

Nobby Stiles
Nobby Stiles, the Nosferatu of football who was world champion. PHOTO: BBC.COM

He was the complete opposite of a player with a refined technique., to a football stylist but still had a brilliant career playing for both the national team and Manchester with players like Bobby Moore, Bobby Robson, Gordon Banks o George Best with whom he shared a dressing room at Manchester United. They were surely the beauty and the beast. Nobby Stiles retired in the 70 and he was a coach even in Canada in the 80 to pass in the 90 to the United school.

He died 30 October 2020

In recent years he suffered from prostate cancer that was diagnosed in 2013 and that he took it after presenting battle to him as his spirit in the field dictated a long fight. After 7 years, the 30 October 2020, died entering the gallery of the best english players ever.

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