Nobby Stiles

English association football player (1942–2020)

Norbert Peter Stiles (18 May 1942 – 30 October 2020) was an English footballer and manager. He played for England for five years, winning 28 caps and scoring one goal. He played every minute of England's victorious 1966 FIFA World Cup campaign.

Nobby Stiles


  • It was all much simpler than today - naive, looking back on it," Stiles says. "It wasn't until '70 in Mexico that there was any hint of medical stuff. Alf's preparations for Mexico, by the way, were incredible. They'd be reckoned obsolete by today's standards but in them days they was revolutionary. No stone was left unturned. He even took HP Sauce out there. I'll always remember that: HP Sauce on the tables. But for '66 we were at home, nothing special needed.

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