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Arthur Wharton
Birth: Oct. 28, 1865
Accra
Greater Accra, Ghana
Death: Dec. 13, 1930
Edlington
South Yorkshire, England

Athlete, English Football Player (aka Soccer). He became the first black professional football player when he joined Rotherham Town in 1889 as a goalkeeper. He also set the world record of 10 seconds for a 100 yard sprint in the Amateur Athletic Association Championship in 1886. Wharton was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2003. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Edlington Cemetery
Edlington
Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster
South Yorkshire, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14715282
Arthur Wharton
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