Andrew Watson – the First Black International Football Player and Captain

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

At Kennington Oval on 12 March 1881, Andrew Watson captained Scotland to a 6-1 victory over England.

This was Watson’s first cap for Scotland, and he is generally considered to be the first black footballer to play (and captain) at international level.

So to commemorate the day for this famous son of Guyana, Scotland and Queen’s Park, we thought we’d post a newspaper match report of this historic game.

newspaper report on the 1881 football international between england and |

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 14 March 1881


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