Nigerian Benjamin Odeje: The First Ever Black Footballer To Play For England At Any Level

  • The England national football team at all levels have recorded various successful outings
  • Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all black football players with the English team

Records have it that Nigerian Benjamin Odeje was the first ever black footballer in history to play for England.

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NIGERIA HISTORY & FACTS (@NigMuseum) informed that:

“Benjamin Odeje was the first black footballer to represent England at any level. In March 1971, aged 15-year-old, he was selected for the England school boys team to play Northern Ireland school boys at Wembley.

“England won 1-0.”

Benjamin Odeje has his roots in Nigeria.

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