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Author Walker, Llew, author.

Title Andrew Watson, A Straggling Life [electronic resource] : The Story of the World's First Black Footballer / Llew Walker.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pitch Publishing, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (308 pages)
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Summary "The son of a Scottish plantation owner and a free woman of colour, Andrew Watson was provided for by his wealthy father. Receiving a first-class education in English public schools, he would later reject university to become a footballer in Glasgow. Schooled by the most advanced practitioners of the game at that time, he became one of the best footballers in Glasgow and captained Scotland's invincible national team. He played for the greatest clubs of the day on both sides of the border and as a 'Scottish professor', brought his talent to England and shared his knowledge with the Southern amateurs, helping the game evolve from a public-school pastime to a national obsession. He played alongside and educated many who would represent the English national team, changing the game forever. But the record of his achievements faded as the game he helped change took over the world, leaving his memory in the shadows. Over 100 years later, he was rediscovered in an old photograph, and after years of research, his achievements were finally recognised."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Soccer players -- Ghana -- Biography.
Athletes, Black -- Ghana -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781785318962 (epub)
9781785318207 (print)
Standard No. 9781785318962

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