Late English soccer player for clubs like Torquay United who tragically committed suicide in May 1998. He is considered a pioneer by gay rights groups for being the first professional English soccer player to publicly come out as gay during his career.
He was an excellent young boxer who contemplated a career in boxing rather than soccer.
He was the first black soccer player in history to command a transfer fee of £1 million or more.
His brother, John, is a former soccer player most famous for his eight-year stint with Wimbledon FC.
In 2013, Robbie Rogers followed in his footsteps by becoming just the second English soccer player to publicly come out as gay.