n the vibrant era of the late sixties, the prodigious talent of Liverpool F.C, Steve Heighway, proudly joined forces with Stylo Matchmakers. With luminaries like Bobby Collins, Pele, and George Best already gracing our boots, the addition of Heighway and the forthcoming collaboration with Kevin Keegan elevated Stylo to the zenith of football boot endorsements. Notably, the iconic stripes adorned the full squads of Liverpool F.C, Celtic, and Leeds United, marking a legacy of quality.

Steve, an Economics graduate, brought a unique background to the pitch, setting him apart from his contemporaries. His enduring impact began during the 1970-71 season, filling the void left by Bobby Graham’s unfortunate injury. An unorthodox playing style and blistering pace made Heighway a formidable force, showcased in memorable moments like the historic Anfield derby in November 1970.

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As an integral part of Shankly’s young side, Steve contributed to Liverpool’s FA Cup final appearance in 1971, enduring the heartbreak of an extra-time defeat to Arsenal. Undeterred, he returned to Wembley three years later, securing victory against Newcastle. Heighway’s influence extended beyond scoring goals, as he orchestrated numerous openings for his teammates.

His illustrious journey with Liverpool included UEFA Cup victories in 1973 and 1976, culminating in the pinnacle of success with the European Cup triumph in Rome in 1977. A second European cup winners’ medal followed in 1978-79, marking his fourth First Division championship. While Heighway’s playing career concluded with a venture to the United States, his legacy endured as he returned to Liverpool, taking on a pivotal role in the youth Academy. In the Stylo Matchmakers family, Steve Heighway remains a symbol of enduring excellence and commitment to the beautiful game.


“In the realm of Stylo Matchmakers, the pride swells within the brand and among our devoted enthusiasts as we reflect on the legendary Steve Heighway donning our iconic football boots. It’s a testament to the enduring connection between the brand and football greatness. As the owner, I’ve witnessed the profound impact of Heighway, not just on the pitch but in our brand narrative. Steve’s commitment extended beyond the game, agreeing to showcase Stylo Matchmakers in advertisements, becoming a symbol of excellence and loyalty. Aligning with football luminaries like George Best and Trevor Francis, Steve Heighway epitomized the distinctive style of our Heirship Sixty Eight boots, allowing fans to anticipate greatness with every stride. In the Stylo Matchmakers family, Heighway’s legacy resonates, weaving into the rich tapestry of our brand’s storied history.”

Scott Michaels, Owner of Stylo Matchmakers


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