Leeds Utd legend Albert Johanneson's football shirt to be auctioned – BBC

Tee Rasheed
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A football shirt worn by the first black player to take part in an FA Cup final is to be sold at auction.
Albert Johanneson wore the Leeds Utd shirt for a match in 1966 and it features the signatures of other club legends including Jack Charlton.
Johanneson, who was born in South Africa, made 200 appearances for the club and died in 1995.
David Wilson-Turner from Hansons Auctioneers said he was remembered as a "ground-breaking player".
The shirt, which is expected to fetch £7,500, is signed by 23 players.
Auctioneers said they had not been able to establish which match the shirt was worn at.
Johanneson joined Leeds Utd as a left winger in 1961 and was the first person of African heritage to play in an FA Cup final in 1965 for the club.
Mr Wilson-Turner said he was viewed as a "courageous pioneer" who faced racial discrimination.
"Johanneson is hailed by many as having paved the way for the many talented black players who shine bright in the English Premier League and at every level in British football, especially those with South African roots."
Johanneson's former teammate Willie Bell previously told BBC World Service: "The supporters loved him.
"He had a bit of flair and he was quick. It must have been overwhelming coming and playing in front of the crowd like we had."
But he said Johanneson faced abuse from fans when the team played away from home.
He died from heart failure at the age of 55 at his home in Leeds.
A blue plaque commemorating Johanneson was installed at Elland Road by Leeds Civic Trust and he also features in a mural alongside footballers Kalvin Phillips and Lucas Radebe in the city.
The shirt will be auctioned on 14 November.
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