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Jul 24, 2014

Who was the first black football player?

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    Jul 24, 2014

    "Arthur Wharton" is considered as the first black professional association football player in the world. He was born on October 28, 1865 in Jamestown, Gold Coast. He professionally joined "Rotherham Town" in 1889 and remain with that team till 1894, before this he was an amateur goalkeeper for "Darlington". He is also known as all-rounder sportsman because he is a keen cyclist and a cricketer. He got married with "Emma Lister" in 1890 and died at the age of 65 on December 13, 1930.

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