Coming In From The Cold

By talkSPORT/Unedited Stories

This is a story starting from the late 19th century up to the present day, spanning three centuries. The history of black footballers in England will be told and narrated by Jessica Creighton with insights from current and former players and managers. Our contributors were influenced by those first trailblazers in the English game, and then became pioneers themselves, who broke down barriers whilst playing professionally for English clubs and for England.

In this six part podcast series, we chart the history of well-known ‘icons’ such as Cyrille Regis, John Barnes, Viv Anderson, Brendon Batson, Clyde Best, Laurie Cunningham, Luther Blissett, Justin Fashanu, Paul Ince, Ian Wright, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Raheem Sterling, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Viv Anderson, alongside the lesser known forebears; Arthur Wharton, Walter Tull, Jack Leslie, Lindy Delapenha, John Charles, Ces Podd and Albert Johannesson. 

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