Nobby Stiles

Date of birth18 May 1942
Place of birthManchester
NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder

Stiles's priceless assets were his ferocious will to win combined with an inner drive to compete against even the most gifted of opponents.

Although only 5ft 6ins, he was immensely strong in the tackle and possessed seemingly endless energy forever raging at his colleagues to give of their best.

A clever player on the ball and an accurate passer, he was always in the thick of the action.

Few players can boast a World Cup medal (1966), European Cup (1968) and League titles (1965 and 1967).

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Jun 1959 01 May 1971
Middlesbrough 01 May 1971 01 Aug 1973

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1960-61 Manchester United League Cup 2
1960-61 Manchester United League Division One 26
2
1961-62 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1961-62 Manchester United League Division One 34
7
1962-63 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1962-63 Manchester United League Division One 31
2
1963-64 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1963-64 Manchester United League Division One 17
1963-64 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1964-65 Football League Inter League 1
1964-65 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1964-65 Manchester United Fairs Cup 11
1964-65 Manchester United League Division One 41
1965-66 Football League Inter League 1
1965-66 Manchester United European Cup 8
1
1965-66 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1965-66 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1965-66 Manchester United League Division One 39
2
1966-67 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1966-67 Manchester United League Cup 1
1966-67 Manchester United League Division One 37
3
1967-68 Football League Inter League 1
1967-68 Manchester United European Cup 7
1967-68 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1967-68 Manchester United League Division One 20
1968-69 Manchester United European Cup 8
1
1968-69 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1968-69 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1
1968-69 Manchester United League Division One 41
1
1969-70 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1969-70 Manchester United League Cup 2
1969-70 Manchester United League Division One 8
1970-71 Manchester United League Cup 2
1970-71 Manchester United League Division One 17
1971-72 Middlesbrough FA Cup 6
1971-72 Middlesbrough League Cup 2
1971-72 Middlesbrough League Division Two 25
1
1972-73 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1972-73 Middlesbrough League Cup 3
1972-73 Middlesbrough League Division Two 32
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Mar 1965 SCOTTISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE D 2-2 INTER LEAGUE
16 Mar 1966 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v SCOTTISH LEAGUE L 1-3 INTER LEAGUE
20 Mar 1968 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v SCOTTISH LEAGUE W 2-0 INTER LEAGUE


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1958-59 England British Youth Championships 2
1958-59 England UEFA Under-18 3
1958-59 England Youth Challenge Match 1
1964-65 England British Home Championship 1
1964-65 England International Friendly 3
1964-65 England Under-23 3
1965-66 England British Home Championship 3
1965-66 England FIFA World Cup 6
1965-66 England International Friendly 5
1
1966-67 England International Friendly 3
1966-67 England UEFA European Championship 3
1967-68 England UEFA European Championship 1
1968-69 England International Friendly 1
1969-70 England B International 1
1969-70 England British Home Championship 2
1969-70 England Unofficial 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Feb 1959 Wales v England W 0-3 British Youth Championships
28 Feb 1959 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Youth Championships
08 Mar 1959 East Germany v England L 4-3 YOUTH CHALLENGE MATCH
29 Mar 1959 Turkey v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group B
31 Mar 1959 Romania v England L 2-1 UEFA U18 Group B
02 Apr 1959 Greece v England W 0-4 UEFA U18 Group B
24 Feb 1965 Scotland v England D 0-0 U23
10 Apr 1965 England v Scotland D 2-2 British Home Championship
05 May 1965 England v Hungary W 1-0 International Friendly
09 May 1965 Yugoslavia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
16 May 1965 Sweden v England W 1-2 International Friendly
25 May 1965 West Germany v England L 1-0 U23
29 May 1965 Czechoslovakia v England D 0-0 U23
02 Oct 1965 Wales v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
20 Oct 1965 England v Austria L 2-3 International Friendly
10 Nov 1965 England v Northern Ireland W 2-1 British Home Championship
08 Dec 1965 Spain v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jan 1966 England v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 1966 England v West Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1966 Scotland v England W 3-4 British Home Championship
29 Jun 1966 Norway v England W 1-6 International Friendly
03 Jul 1966 Denmark v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jul 1966 Poland v England W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Jul 1966 England v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
16 Jul 1966 England v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
20 Jul 1966 England v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
23 Jul 1966 England v Argentina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jul 1966 England v Portugal W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jul 1966 England v Germany W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Final
22 Oct 1966 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
02 Nov 1966 England v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1966 England v Wales W 5-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
15 Apr 1967 England v Scotland L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
08 Jun 1968 England v USSR W 2-0 UEFA European Championship 3rd place
15 Jan 1969 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Apr 1970 England v Northern Ireland W 3-1 British Home Championship
25 Apr 1970 Scotland v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
20 May 1970 Colombia v England W 0-1 B INTER
24 May 1970 Universitaria Ecuador v England W 1-4 Unofficial


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.