Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Stanley Matthews
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Stanley Matthews (1915-2000) is often regarded as one of the greatest English soccer players. He is the only player to have been knighted while playing and became the oldest player ever to play in England's top football division before retiring in 1965 at age 50. Matthews was also an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

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