Albert Johanneson

Birth Name
Albert Louis Johanneson
Date of Birth
13 March 1940
Birth Town
Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa

A former professional footballer who became one of the first high profile black sportsmen in England.

National Inheritance

A brave and notable footballer who played in the English top division.

Coming to England from South Africa having grown up during the apartheid regime back home. Life would of been hard adapting to an environment foreign to him but it also had a culture of racial oppression, similar to what he left behind.

Football was his outlet and that release was instrumental in helping Leeds United gain promotion to the first division.

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