Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk – The Story of Laurie Cunningham

Different Class Football Fashion and Funk The Story of Laurie Cunningham In Laurie Cunningham became the first black footballer to play professionally for England and two years later went on to become the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid In a time when race

  • Title: Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk – The Story of Laurie Cunningham
  • Author: Dermot Kavanagh
  • ISBN: 9781783523771
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1977, Laurie Cunningham became the first black footballer to play professionally for England and, two years later, went on to become the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid In a time when race relations were a divisive social issue, and when racist chants and bananas would be thrown from the stands, Cunningham s success changed the way black players were perceivedIn 1977, Laurie Cunningham became the first black footballer to play professionally for England and, two years later, went on to become the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid In a time when race relations were a divisive social issue, and when racist chants and bananas would be thrown from the stands, Cunningham s success changed the way black players were perceived and paved the way for a new generation of black footballers.But Cunningham was than the greatest natural talent this country had produced since George Best He wanted to be different He wanted to talk about fashion, dance and cinema, not just hang around footballers He was a man of swagger with a love of funk music and bespoke suits.And he was an exceptional footballer who could play like a dream.Different Class is not your typical football biography It tells the story of the son of Jamaican immigrants, who grew up poor in North London to become an important but unsung figure in the tapestry of late 20th century England He brought glamour to the game of football at a particularly dark time in its history and won over hostile crowds with his style and swagger.This is the biography of Laurie Cunningham Many know his name but not his story now they will know both.

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    One thought on “Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk – The Story of Laurie Cunningham

    1. Aaron Mcquiston

      The best part of the internet is that you can pretty much find footage of anything. So go to Youtube a type in Laurie Cunningham so that you can view his footwork and passing skills. I'll wait.Now that you have a bit of an idea of who Laurie Cunningham was on the pitch, it is a smart move to delve into Dermot Kavanagh's fast paced biography of Cunningham. The fact that he was the first footballer of color to play for England makes his story important, not just because of his skills but because o [...]

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