BLACK PEARLS The A-Z of Black Footballers in the English GameProduct no.: HP051
Edited by Al Hamilton with Rodney Hinds
Published in 1998, Black Pearls documents the careers and achievements of nearly 300 Black footballers playing in the English game up to 1998.
Pele’s “beautiful game” is just as exquisite now as it was in the great man’s heyday – and even more colourful than ever.
The cosmopolitan nature of the modern global village is no more effectively illustrated than in the world’s soccer stadiums. And there is, perhaps, no better example of a true meritocracy than on the turf of football’s ‘level playing fields’.
The socio-economic or religious background of a football fan has absolutely no bearing or influence on the choice of his or her favourite soccer star. Nowhere is this diversity of choice better illustrated than in the English soccer leagues. And the Black footballer, who was once a rare phenomenon, is now part and parcel of the English game.
Lavishly illustrated, this book includes feature articles on the early pioneers, Africa’s contribution to world soccer and Jamaica’s ‘Reggae Boyz’.
Includes 49 full colour & 35 black & white photographic images