the first footballer to score a goal was lucien laurent.
I believe it was Paul Gascoigne, who went from Newcastle to Tottenham in 1988.
Back in 1965, the first footballer to be knighted was the most legendary player of contemporary times, Sir Stanley Matthews.
Sir bobby chalton
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Sir Stanley Matthewswant the answer to my question
who was the first person outside Europe receive the British honour of Kinghthood ? who was the person outside Europe to receive the British honour of Baronetcy ?
Paolo Rossi, at the 1982 World Cup.
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.
Ghana, in 1957
the first british footballer to be tranfered for £2m was Mark Hughes in May 1986 from Manchester United to Barcalona and was actually £2.3m the first £2m+ player between two british clubs was Andy Cole in January 1995 from Newcastle United to Manchester United and was actually £7m
Walter Bowman (CANADIAN) Accrington Stanley