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Arthur Wharton
Birth: Oct. 28, 1865
Accra
Greater Accra, Ghana
Death: Dec. 13, 1930
Edlington
Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster
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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