We want a tribute to Authur Wharton at Deepdale!

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Arthur Wharton (28 October 1865 – 13 December 1930) is widely considered to be the first black professional footballer in the world.

Wharton started as an amateur playing as a goalkeeper for Darlington, where he was spotted by Preston North End after playing against them. He joined them as an amateur, and was part of the team that reached FA Cup semi-finals in 1886-87. Though part of "The Invincibles" of the 1880s, he left Preston in 1888 to concentrate on his running, and thus was not part of the team that subsequently won the Double in 1888-89. (Credit Wikipedia)

After the unveiling of the new Dick, Kerr Ladies tribute, I thought it would be rather fitting if we showcased our history for all to see. 

Preston North End FC - Pioneers in inclusion, football is for all! All colours, All sexes, All abilities, Everyone!

Preston should be proud that they supported females in the sport.

Preston should be proud of their inclusion of all races.

Lets get the club to add to the lovely Dick, Kerr ladies tribute and honour Aurthur Wharton - the first black professional and the first to play in the Football League.



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