Sir Stanley Matthews is considered by many to be the greatest athletes of the 20th century if not one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Stanley's footwork, sportsmanship and stardom were lightyears ahead of their time and earned him the moniker, ‘The Wizard’. Many of his accomplishments on the pitch remain untouched, even today: his career spanned over thirty-five years and found him playing professionally until the age of 50 in an era when life expectancy was just 59; he was the first ever footballer to be knighted and the first to be awarded football’s highest honor, the Ballon D’Or. But it is what he did off the pitch that made him truly great as he used his status as the world's first global sports superstar to defy the apartheid South African government and teach soccer in the all-black townships of Johannesburg, forever changing the lives of the young men he coached who became known affectionately as ‘Stan's Men’. Never-before-seen archive footage, photographs and interviews come together in this full length feature documentary to tell the incredible true story of one of international sports’ most legendary figures.

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