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First Black Player To Play For Chelsea?

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alan   

A question on a football quizz I'm doing asks the question "Who was the first black person to play for Chelsea FC"?

I've been racking my brains out, anyone know the answer?

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To actually play was Paul Canoville in 1982. Apparently there was a reserve goalie named Derek Richardson in the 75/76 season, but he never played.

This info comes from the Chelsea Magazine article in Issue 3 - Nov 2004

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neavesie   

Yeah and Richardson went on to perform woefully on occasion for QPR in the late 70's.

Rick Glanvill in his Chelsea Official Biography cites Frederick Hanley as Chelsea's first black professional in 1938. He signed for the club from Skelmersdale but obviously never made a first team appearance.

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quote:Originally posted by neavesie

Yeah and Richardson went on to perform woefully on occasion for QPR in the late 70's.

Rick Glanvill in his Chelsea Official Biography cites Frederick Hanley as Chelsea's first black professional in 1938. He signed for the club from Skelmersdale but obviously never made a first team appearance.


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Odd. He wrote the Chelsea mag piece as well and didn't mention him at all.

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Sir   

He will be appearing on ChelseaTv live next Monday if any one is interested.

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quote:Originally posted by Robben

He will be appearing on ChelseaTv live next Monday if any one is interested.


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Excellent, that will be worth a watch.

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