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Matthew Le Tissier

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Full nameMatthew Le Tissier
Date of birth14 October 1968(age 48)
Place of birthSt. Peter Port, Guernsey
Height6 ft 0 in
Playing positionAttacking midfielder

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Matthew "Matt" Le Tissier (c-eniconləˈtɪsi.eɪ; born 14 October 1968) is a retired English footballer who played for Southampton and England.

An attacking midfielder with exceptional technical skills, Le Tissier is the second-highest ever scorer for Southampton behind Mick Channon and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 1990. He was the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the Premier League. He is notable for his record at scoring penalty kicks, converting from the spot 48 times from 49 attempts.

In spite of interest from bigger clubs such as Tottenham in 1990 and Chelsea in 1996, Le Tissier remained at Southampton for his entire professional career, his loyalty garnering special affection from Southampton's fans who nicknamed him "Le God".

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