Cliff Marshall

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Hat Trick Patrick
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Cliff Marshall

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Just heard that Cliff has passed away at the age of 66. He had a short spell with Southport in the 1976/77 season, and was one of the first black players to play for us. I think Bill Perry may have been the first? RIP Cliff.
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SfcFPA
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Hat Trick Patrick wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:55 am I think Bill Perry may have been the first? RIP Cliff.
His mother was South African, but I don't think Bill Perry was black...The first black player to play for England is widely credited as Viv Anderson in 1978 but Bill Perry played for England in 1955/56.

I believe Southport's first black player was a Birkdale schoolboy called "Costa" in 1918, followed by Fred Hanley in the late 1930s who was a regular reserve before moving to Chelsea.
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