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Arthur Wharton

Personal information
Place of birthJamestown, Gold Coast
Place of deathEdlington, South Yorkshire, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper/Winger

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Arthur Wharton (28 October 1865 13 December 1930) is widely considered to be the first black professional association football player in the world. Though not the first black player outright - the amateur, and Scotland international player, Andrew Watson predated him - Wharton was the first black professional and the first to play in the Football League.

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