The first black player at Liverpool FC:Howard Gayle
Incredibly, it wasn't until 1980 (October 4th) that a black player debuted for Liverpool FC. Howard Gayle, the silky winger, come on as a second half substitute for David Fairclough against Manchester City.

While Liverpool was late to the game, the history of the other clubs in the top flight of the English football is pretty varied in terms of when a black player made his debut for the club. For many clubs, history was made in the 1970′s to 1980′s, while Tottenham Hotspur gave a debut to its first black player, Walter Tull, as early as 1909.

The first black player for Everton was Mike Trebilcock who made his first appearance on the field in 1966.



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This story was added on 8th November 2010

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