The Amazing True Story of Three Football Players Who Changed the World
By: Brian Belton
On April 1, 1972, West Ham United made sports history by becoming the first club from the highest level of English football to field three black players in league competition - Clive Charles, Ade Coker and Clyde Best. All went on to great success in the United States. After being named by Pele in the all-time greatest NASL team, Charles managed the leading College side Portland Timbers, guided the American women to World Cup glory, and achieved historic results at the Olympics with the U.S. U-23s. Best grew to be a legend in the NASL was one of only four former West Ham players to manage at the international level when he took over the Bermudan national side. Coker was another represented the U.S. at the international level. Foreword and interview with entertainer Kenny Lynch on the nature of support in the 1970s from a black perspective, this book tells the story of three young black men who changed soccer history.
Published: October 1, 2008
La sorprendente historia de tres futbolistas que cambiaron el mundo
Por: Brian Belton
El 1 de abril de 1972, el West Ham United hizo historia al convertirse en el primer club del más alto nivel del fútbol inglés en alinear a tres jugadores negros: Clive Ch