Albert Johanneson: Plaque for first black FA Cup finalist

Albert Johanneson

A plaque to honour the first black player to feature in an FA Cup final is to be unveiled at Leeds United’s ground.

Albert Johanneson played 200 times for Leeds from 1961 to 1969 and appeared in the 1965 Wembley final.

The plaque will be unveiled at Elland Road ahead of Friday evening’s game.

Angus Kinnear, the club’s chief executive, said he “was a trailblazer and paved the way for other black players to make their mark”.

South African winger Johanneson scored 67 goals for Leeds and helped the team win promotion to the then First Division in 1964.  More

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