Saturday, 16 July 2011

Ghanaian-born and Arthur Wharton at national stadium of England Wembley Stadium

English Football Association has said that the Ghanaian-born and the world's first black professional footballer, Arthur Wharton, a plaque stands in front of the the national stadium of England Wembley Stadium.

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FA Wharton moved to honor a former Darlington FC goalkeeper in the stadium opening, according to a report by the Northern Echo on July 14, 2011.

The publication said, “The Football Association (FA) confirmed its plans to honour Darlington FC goalkeeper Arthur Wharton after campaigners from the region met with officials and MPs at the House of Commons”.

It added “The Northern Echo understands the FA is hoping to erect a plaque, given to them by Darlington-based charity the Arthur Wharton Foundation, at the national stadium.”

A TRIBUTE to the world’s first professional black footballer, who started his career in the North-East, is to become a feature of Wembley Stadium.

FA, which has donated £ 20,000 for the foundation, also confirmed plans to erect a statue in the Darlington and will continue to be involved with.

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