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Stan Mortensen

Stan Mortensen
Personal information
Full nameStanley Harding Mortensen
Date of birth26 May 1921
Place of birthSouth Shields, England
Date of death22 May 1991(age 69)
Playing positionCentre forward

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Stanley Harding "Stan" Mortensen (26 May 1921 - 22 May 1991) was an English professional footballer, most famous for his part in the 1953 FA Cup Final (subsequently known as "The Matthews Final"), in which he became the only player ever to score a hat-trick in a Wembley FA Cup Final. He was also both the first player to score for England in a FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the first England player to score in the tournament proper.

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