The First Black Footballer, Arthur Wharton, 1865-1930 was considered to be the first Black professional player, however, Andrew Watson (24 May 1856 - 8 March 1921) is widely considered to be the world's first black person to play
The first black woman soccer player was named Briana Scurry. She was the goalkeeper. As of 2014, she is now retired.
There really is no first female individual who played professional soccer. However, the very first female league for soccer was the British Ladies Football Club.
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It is believed he is the first black to play at international level, but there are arguments that British player Arthur Wharton was.
Scotland's first black international footballer - and, in fact, the first black footballer for any national side, was British Guianan-born Andrew Watson, who made his international debut in 1881. Watson retained amateur status throughout his footballing career - meaning that the honour of the first black British professional footballer goes to the Gold Coast-born Arthur Wharton.
The United States. The first country with the first professional soccer team, the teams where D.C. United and L.A. Galaxy.
Pele is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time. He scored his first professional goal in 1955 at the age of 15.
Arthur Friedenreich was the first black professional football (soccer) player. He was born in Sao paolo Brazil in 1892son of Ocar Friedenreich (German businessman) and Mathilde (an African Brazilian.he scored more goals than Pele (the soccer legend).
The first black player to play internationally was Andrew Watson who played for Scotland between 1881 and 1882. He played club for Queen's Park but in those days, players took pride in being amateurs. The first black professional player was Arthur Watson for Preston North End in 1889. He was mainly a goalkeeper who sometimes took the field. Artur Friedenreich was the first black Brazilian who started his career in 1910. He dyed his hair and skin to avoid problems for the first years of his career. He is the leading goalscorer of all time with even more goals than Pele. There were a number of black professional in the US before 1960. There was no color barrier in soccer as in the other American sports so the first black players essentially went more or less unnoticed. One of the early pros was Giles Heron whose son Gil Scott-Heron, musician has been called the "Godfather of Rap". The senior Heron played for the Detroit Corinthians in the American Soccer League in 1950's. He later played in Scotland for Glasgow Celtic. Otey Cannon was the first African-American player in the North American Soccer League for the Dallas Tornadoes in the 1960's. The MLS allocated the best players so there technically was no real firt black player because a ton of them started at the same time. One interesting fact. There is a greater percentage of African Americans in MLS than MLB 17 to 8.
I don't know who the first black lacrosse player was. I have read that Rutgers had a black player a in the 1940s, but I have no further information. The first black lacrosse player who rose to prominence was Jim Brown, a 2x All-American middie from Syracuse who graduated in 1957. Brown, from Manhasset NY, subsequently played professional football & acted in movies. === ===
First of all, it depends where you live. But the salary of a soccer player all depends on the player and how good they are. It will probably range from in the 30,000's US to the millions US. what if they were professional Mexican league how much they get paid for example Cruz Azul what if they were professional Mexican league how much they get paid for example Cruz Azul
Mia Hamm was the FIRST WOMAN soccer player. She was an olympic gold medalist too.
Bill Russell won it all as a player/coach in 1967-1968. He was also the first black coach in professional sports
Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play professional baseball. Jackie Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The name of the first Austrailian soccer player to play for Liverpool was Craig Johnson