|Full name||Reginald Derrick Matthews|
|Date of birth||20 December 1933|
|Place of birth||Coventry, England|
|Date of death||7 October 2001(aged 67)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
In a playing career spanning almost 20 years, Matthews turned out for Coventry City, Chelsea and Derby County, making over 100 league appearances for each. He was selected to play for the Third Division South team against the North in 1955/56 and 1956/57.
He won four caps for the England under-23's, and five caps for the senior national team. He was the first Coventry-born footballer to be capped by England. Matthews is one of only five post-war players to be capped while playing for a Third Division club.
- "England - U-23 International Results- Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Coventry City Football Club". BBC. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Coventry City | Club | History | History | Hall of Fame". 2012-07-22. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
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