10 Black Pioneers In British Football

Ollie Irish

26th, October 2010

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By Ollie Irish

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Arthur Wharton - Wharton, of mixed race (Scottish/Grenadian/Ghanaian), was the first black player to play professional football, not just in Britain but anywere. He was a very athletic goalkeeper with a fine turn of pace, and he occasionally played on the wing. The English clubs he played for include Darlington, Preston North End, Rotherham Town and Sheffield United.

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